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Accessible Periodic Table

This page includes information about an accessible periodic table, as well as links to Audio Embossed materials.
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Jeremy's Dreidel

This children's book focuses on a boy who makes a dreidel out of clay, with braille on it for his father who is blind.
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Quick Reference Guide for Voiceover on iOS

This quick reference guide defines gestures, keyboard commands, and refreshable braille commands for voiceover on iOS.
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BANA Adopts Unified English Braille (UEB) for United States

Announcement of the decision of the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) to adopt Unified English Braille (UEB)
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Arthur: You've Got Braille

Free resources for sighted children who want to learn more about braille
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Braille Challenge

Find out more about the annual contest for braille students in the United States and Canada.
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Braille Charts for Summary Reference

Braille charts available for free download

Children's Braille Book Club

Joining the Children's Braille Book Club is a great way to promote braille literacy!
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Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille

Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille: Mathematics and for Braille: English/Language Arts
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Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness (PDRIB)

Braille activities from a beginner's level through contractions, including ideas for tactual toys, braille books, and braille games.
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Dotless Braille

Free website dedicated to demystifying braille
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Braille FUNdamentals - A Braille Curriculum for VI Students from Primary to High School Levels

Comprehensive curriculum for teaching the braille code, including assessments, checklists, and activity ideas
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FAQ for Braille Code Change for the United States

Frequently asked questions about the change from the English Braille American Edition (EBAE) to Unified English Braille (UEB)

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Hadley School for the Blind
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Seedlings Braille Books for Children

Seedlings is a source of braille books and a wonderful supporter of braille literacy!
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Webinar: Introducing the Perkins SMART Brailler

Video introduction to the SMART Brailler
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DOTS for Braille Literacy

A newsletter on teaching braille for educators and families
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Online library of digital books for people with print disabilities, including blindness and visual impairment
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National Braille Association

The National Braille Association provides professional development and continuing education to transcribers, TVIs, and others who prepare braille materials.
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Do you have braille books that you don't need any more? Looking to give them a new home? is just the thing! Their mission is to promote braille literacy.