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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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Using Braille Stickers to Create Cards

These braille stickers from Kellogg's Rice Crispies can be used to create cards for friends, family or clients who are blind or visually impaired.
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Considerations for States Providing Materials in Braille

Considerations for States Providing Materials in Braille is a brief designed to to provide information on, and recommendations for, appropriate braille materials for students.
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Tools to Support You in Having a Student with a Visual Impairment in Your K-6 General Education Classroom

These self-paced training modules are designed for general education teachers who have a student who is blind or visually impaired in their classroom.
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How Do Students Write Using Braille?

How Do Students Write Using Braille? is a self-paced training module designed to help teachers understand how students can produce braille.
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What is Braille and How Do Students Read It?

What is Braille and How Do Students Read It? is a self-paced module designed to help teachers understand that braille is a code.
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UEB Practice Sentences - Second Edition (NEW 2019)

UEB Practice Sentences can be used to teach braille students contractions.
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Seedlings Makes Reading Affordable with Free and Low-Cost Braille Books for Kids!

Seedlings makes reading affordable with free and low-cost braille books for kids! With the mission of promoting braille literacy, Seedlings Braille Books for Children makes books available to children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind.
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dAPDots: Books for Early Braille Readers

dAPDots: Books for Early Braille Readers are designed to print at home with emboss or swell formats. The goal is to promote braille literacy by making braille books more readily available to young readers who are blind or visually impaired.
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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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