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Braille Resources for the New TVI

Braille resources for new TVIs or a refresher for other professionals and families, including braille music, Nemeth, braille cheat sheet, braille readiness grid, and braille rules
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Assessment Webinar with Frances Mary D'Andrea

Webinar on assessment and monitoring of braille skills
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Register for Free Braille Books!

Register for free braille books!
World Braille Usage

World Braille Usage

Third edition of World Braille Usage attempts to document the current state of braille around the world.
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Proceedings from First-Ever Braille Summit

Video recording from the Braille Summit, held at Perkins School for the Blind June 19-21, 2013.
Hands reading braille

Life Through My Eyes

Blog by 10-year-old boy who is visually impaired, who shares thoughts on braille

Best Practices for Braille Training (DARS)

This 45-page document highlights best practices for teaching braille.
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Guidelines from OSEP on Braille Instruction

Guidelines from OSEP on braille instruction for students who are blind or visually impaired
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Summer Fun from NBP!

Recipes and cooking techniques for children who are blind or who have a visual impairment. Also ideas for science projects for blind students in second to fifth grade.
Froggy Learns to Swim

Froggy Learns to Swim

Froggy Learns to Swim is the June 2013 Book Selection from National Braille Press
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Early Braille Trade Books

Information about a database to select early braille trade books for young braille readers
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Pre-Braille Assessment

This pre-braille assessment is designed to help teams to determine when students are ready to learn braille.
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Braille for My Baby: Six Things You Can Do at Home for Your Young Blind Child

A mother shares tips for helping her young daughter learn braille.
Sustaining braille proficiency

Sustaining Braille Proficiency

Online professional development to sustain braille proficiency
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Homemade Tactile Drawing Board

Directions on how to make a tactile drawing board for children who are blind or visually impaired
Braille Uno cards

Games to Reinforce Braille Skills

Braille games to reinforce braille skills
APH Tactile Graphics Library

APH Tactile Graphic Image Library

This resource offers a pool of tactile graphic images.
Braille fortune cookie

Lucky Touch Braille Fortune Cookies

Braille fortune cookies are available from California School for the Blind.
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Load2Learn enables learners in the UK who cannot read standard print, including those with dyslexia and who are blind or visually impaired, to download documents and images for free.
Cover of A Family of Poems

A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children

Volume of selected poetry in braille for children