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Swail Dot Inverter

Introduce braille students to a stylus using this tool.
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Is Braille Still Relevant in a High Tech World?

Students and professionals discuss the importance of braille literacy and describe what braille means to them in this video from Perkins School for the Blind.
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Braille Reading Standards

Braille Standards from the California State Board of Education
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Web-Braille from NLS

Information regarding web Braille from NLS
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Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2011

Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription is a free publication available for free in three different formats online on the BANA website.
Boy Reading a Map (from AAF website)

Free Braille Books Program from American Action Fund

This program from American Action Fund provides free braille books.
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Freeware from Duxbury Systems

Free products available from Duxbury Systems software for braille
Alphabet card with print, braille, sign and textures -- Letter C for Cat

SENSEsational Alphabet Touch Feel Picture Cards

These alphabet cards have braille, sign language, print, and textures.
A boy uses a Braille Note at his desk.

Reading for Everyone: Expanding Literacy Options

Discussion of the use of uncontracted alphabetic braille as a means to increase literacy options for students who are blind or visually impaired
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Introduction to the Repair of the Perkins Brailler (video)

Video tutorials on the maintenance and repair of Perkins braillewriters.
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Teaching Tactile Graphics Video

Lucia Hasty discusses spatial relationship & graphic literacy, moving from models to graphics and strategies for teaching students to read tactile graphics
Two boys read  braille textbooks with math manipulatives on the table.

Braille Mathematics Standards

Braille Mathematics Standards were developed by the state of California and cover preschool through 12th grade.