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Navajo Braille Code

Introduction to the Navajo Braille Code
A tactile learner matches textures with his teacher.

Getting Ready for Braille!

Getting Ready for Braille presents hands-on activities based on a developmental sequence for beginning braille readers.
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Braille Readiness Grid

Checklist of braille readiness skills, including tactile, fine motor, language, concept development, and book skills
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UEB Revision of Braille Too Curriculum

Curriculum for teaching UEB reading and writing to secondary students who have been print readers
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Brilliant Braille Tiny Cards

Digital flashcards for beginning braille readers
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Important Tactile Skills for Literacy

This video provides a comprehensive overview of the progression of tactile skills that are prerequisites for an understanding of tactile graphics.
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Getting a Feel for Eclipses

Making the solar eclipse accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired through a braille book and tactile graphics
sugar cubes to represent smaller braille cells

Let's Play With The Six Dot Cell

Presentation of teaching pre-braille skills and a new model in France.
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Braille Easy iOS App for One-Handed Braille Users

Free iOS app to produce braille with one hand.
Donut Forget Valentines Cards

Donut Forget Your Valentines

Print and braille valentines to celebrate Valentine's Day!
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Meet Liam: A video story of a 7-year-old who is deafblind

Video stories about 7-year-old boy who is deafblind and fully included in second grade.
Tactile book of dinosaurs

Tactile Vision Graphics

Find tactile graphics for educational and personal use, including braille coloring books, braille biology tactile diagrams, and materials to promote braille literacy.
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A Must-Read Section on Teaching Braille!

A 5-part series on teaching braille and promoting braille literacy
Teacher reading braille book with young boy

Sources of Free Braille Books

Wondering where you can get free braille books? Check out this listing of sources of free braille books in the United States and Canada for children who are blind or visually impaired.
Boy reading braille book while using tactile sign

Story about 7-year-old boy who is deafblind

Inspirational story of a boy who is deafblind due to meningitis, but has learned braille and more!
Kristie Smith and Kerry Isham holding APH Game kits.

Create Educational Games with APH Game Kit

Create your own educational games for students who are blind or partially sighted!
Maryland UEB Checklists cover sheet

Maryland's Standards for UEB

Maryland's College and Career Reading Standards for Unified English Braille: Braille, Formatting, and Tactile Graphics Checklists By Grade
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Just Enough To Know Better, UEB Version

Sighted parents, friends, family members can learn enough basic braille to help children learn to read!
UEB Nemeth Guidelines

Guidance for Transcription Using the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts

Guidelines for transcribing Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics within the context of UEB (Unified English Braille)
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UEB Technical Materials: RNIB Insight Article 3

Tips on creating technical materials in UEB (Unified English Braille)

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