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Ashcroft's Programmed Instruction: UEB

This text can be used to teach Unified English Braille (UEB) to teachers and others interested in learning the code.
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Policies Regarding UEB Transition at APH

APH (American Printing House for the Blind) announces transition plan to UEB (Unified English Braille)
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UEB Implementation Plan

The Minnesota Department of Education shares its plan to implement UEB (Unified English Braille).
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Video Introducing Parents to Braille

This video provides an introduction to braille to parents.
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Information on Perkins SMART Brailler

Information about the Perkins SMART Brailler
SMART Brailler

Perkins and APH Team Up to Release the SMART Brailler!

Announcement of the release of the APH SMART Brailler by Perkins
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Sensory Areas: Families

Students with visual impairments can create family sensory books that have tactile pages describing members of their family.
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Penny and Her Marble

National Braille Press July 2014 Book Club Selection for young readers who are blind or visually impaired
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Braille American Flag for the 4th of July!

Directions for making an American Flag with braille to celebrate Independence Day (4th of July) with children who are blind or visually impaired
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Supplementary Materials for Exploring Braille App

Supplementary materials for Exploring Braille app for beginning braille readers.
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Assistive Technology Video

Video about making laptops accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired using refreshable braille displays, screen enlargement, and screen readers
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In Praise of the Slate and Stylus

This blog post presents the case for the slate and stylus as important tools for people who use braille.
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DIY Father's Day Journal

DIY Fathers' Day journal for students who are blind or visually impaired
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Books from Seedlings for June

June braille book selections from Seedlings
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Free UEB Online Course

Free online training program for learners who are sighted
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Braille for Latecomers: Top Access Tips for Dual Media Learners

These tips are for those who are introduced to braille, after already having an ability to read print. The educational needs of the adventiously blind and the techniques for teaching reading differ from those of more typical beginning braille readers.
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Free Slate and Stylus

Do you or your students need a slate and stylus to write braille? Find out how you can get them for free from NFB!
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Lucky Dip Braille Activity

This fun braille activity encourages students to match real objects to the corresponding labels.
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National Braille Press April 2014 Book Selection

Alexander the Wind-up Mouse is the newest book club selection from National Braille Press.

The ABCs of UEB

This new resource about Unified English Braille (UEB) provides examples and practice exercises.