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Pop Cake Braille Cell

Use sillicone baking molds to make braille cells!
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The Rules of Unified English Braille

Rules of UEB (Unified English Braille)
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Motor Activities Checklist to Encourage the Development of Pre-Braille Skills

This checklist looks the fine motor and tactile discrimination skills of children who are blind or visually impaired to help to determine their readiness for braille.
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Texas UEB Transition Plan

Texas shares their transition plan to move from English Braille American Edition (EBAE) code to Unified English Braille (UEB).
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Unified English Braille: Australian Training Manual

UEB (Unified English Braille) manual from Australia, with lessons and practice exercises
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Free print/braille books available for children under the age of 6!

Find out how you can get free braille books for your young child who is blind or visually impaired!
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All About That Braille

An audio celebration of braille!
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Braille Spelling Dictionary for Beginning Writers

New braille dictionary available in UEB
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Tips to Include Braille and Literacy in the Home This Summer!

Suggestions for literacy activities that can be done at home with children who are blind or visually impaired, including braille books, large print books, DAISY format CD’s, audio books, and electronic files.
New symbols for UEB

Overview of Changes from Current Literary Braille to UEB

Overview of some of the most significant changes in UEB
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Video of Whole Word Braille Contractions

This video song takes you through the Braille One-Cell Whole Word Contractions.
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UEBOT: Unified English Braille Online Training

Online course in UEB (Unified English Braille)
"Unified English Braille: An Introduction" with hands reading braille

Introduction to UEB

Free online introduction to Unified English Braille (UEB)
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Mnemonics for Identifying Tricky Braille Characters

This mnemonic device helps braille readers remember characters that are often confused.

Web Chase Game

This game is designed to help children who are blind to develop their tactile discrimination skills, while also having fun with a recreational activity.
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Braille Books for Presidents' Day

A partial listing of children's braille books on the topic of American presidents.
Braille Valentine

Celebrating Valentine's Day with Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired!

Ideas for making Valentine's Day accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired, with braille valentines, books and more!
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Model of Literacy Lesson: Practicing Blending for Reading

Tips on adapting literacy lesson focusing on blends for braille readers
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Is Braille Still Relevant in a High-tech World?

Discussion of the importance of braille in a high tech world
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Louis Braille and the Braille Alphabet

Biography and life story of Louis Braille, who developed the braille code, based upon the system by Charles Barbier