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IRS Tax Forms Available in Braille and Text Format

IRS tax forms and instructions are available in accessible formats in text and braille ready file formats.
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Humpty Dumpty and Other Touching Rhymes Now in UEB

Humpty Dumpty and Other Touching Rhymes is now available in UEB (Unified English Braille) for children ages preschool and up. This is a fun way to promote braille literacy with classic rhymes and tactile illustrations.
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The World Under My Fingers: Personal Reflections on Braille

The World Under My Fingers: Personal Reflections on Braille is a publication of NFB (National Federation of the Blind) discussing the importance of braille literacy.
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Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (NFB BELL)

Summer braille instruction program from National Federation of the Blind promotes braille literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired.
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Durable Braille Flashcards

These durable braille flashcards can be made on blank playing cards, which are available online from Amazon.
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Know Thyself and Others: ECC Lessons and Activities to Take You Through the Year

These lessons and activities for transition-aged students who are visually impaired or blind incorporate areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum, e.g. self-determination, daily living skills, writing, getting to know others with vision impairments.
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Digital Supplements to the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC

These digital downloads from Teaching Students with Visual Impairments are designed to supplement the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC (Expanded Core Curriculum) for students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind.
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Braille Course for Adults Transitioning from Print to Braille

Braille Course for Adults Transitioning from Print to Braille is now available through American Printing House for the Blind (APH).
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ICEB Newsletter

The International Council on English Braille (ICEB) has published their first quarterly newsletter with information and stories about ICEB, Unified English Braille (UEB), braille literacy, braille usage, and braille events.
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Times Table to Emboss in Braille

Download and emboss this multiplication table for your braille students.
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Bess and Friends Braille Scratch and Sniff Books

These scratch and sniff books with uncontracted braille are designed to provide a multi-sensory experience for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Picture Books Plus

Picture Books Plus is a Dutch publishing company that can adapt picture books to make them accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired with braille and tactile graphics.
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Reading Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments: A Classroom Teacher's Guide

Strategies to promote reading skills with students who are blind or visually impaired
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Using a Dry Eraser to Highlight Braille Dots

Video demonstrating how to use a dry erase eraser to highlight braille dots in an interpoint braille book
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Free Braille Books from Xavier Society for the Blind

Xavier Society for the Blind provides braille, audio and large print spiritual and religious materials (mostly Catholic, but not strictly) at no cost.
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Braille Letters from Santa

Braille letters from Santa Claus can be sent to children in many parts of the English-speaking world this Christmas!
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Braille Books with a Character Who Is Blind and/or Deaf for Middle & High School

Are you looking for braille books with a character who is blind and/or deaf for middle & high school students? Check out this list for students with visual impairments or deafblindness!
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Short Stories for Adults Learning Uncontracted UEB

Short Stories for adults learning uncontracted UEB
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UEB Practice Sentences

UEB Practice Sentences can be used to teach braille students contractions.
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Braille and Audio Classical Guitar Lessons

An interactive curriculum of free braille and audio classical guitar lessons for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Includes links to braille music and audio files.

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