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Below are strategies posts related to Braille.

Christmas stocking with labels

Festive Christmas Stocking Game

This Christmas game encourages braille reading, matching and tactile discrimination.
Make your own braille Christmas decorations

A Braille Christmas Tree and Snowman Picture

Make your own braille Christmas decorations with tactile ornaments!
foam dice with brads to mark the dots

Homework Manipulative Box

Tips to provide homework support for braille users or other students who are blind or visually impaired
Calvin can use a cane.

Tactile Experience Book: Calvin Can...

Creating tactile experience books for beginning braille readers can help to promote inclusion and braille literacy!
Student using telescope in store.

Mia's Mix: An Integrated Approach to the ECC

Ideas to incorporate the ECC, literacy, and numeracy into an integrated series of lessons for students with visual impairments
closeup of game instruction sheet being read in braille

Adapt Roll a Character Games

Find out how to adapt a "Roll a Character" game using braille and tactile elements! Promote braille literacy and numeracy through this fun game.
a cardboard book with toy bowling pins and a bowling ball on the cover

Bowling Experience Book

Learn how to create a tactile experience book for children who are blind, deafblind, or who have multiple disabilities.
A young braille student uses the PenFriend

Using PenFriend to Make (Formerly) Boring Flash Cards More Fun

Using a PenFriend provides auditory reinforcement to beginning braille readers to promote braille literacy.
Apple shortform game

Apple A Shortform Braille File Folder Game

Learn and practice your "a" braille shortforms with this fun folder game.
Close up of Plant Life Cycle worksheet

Adapting Plant Life Cycle Worksheet

Example of how to adapt a worksheet for pupils with vision loss showing a science worksheet of a plant life cycle
a bee on a yellow flower

Adapting Pollination Process Worksheet

Tips to modify worksheets for students who are blind or partially sighted
Original Water World worksheet

Adapting Water World Worksheet

Guidelines on adapting worksheets for pupils with vision loss
Guitar braille

Guitar Braille: Letters - A, B, C, D, E, and G

This file folder game can be used with students who are learning the braille letters A, B, C, D, E, and G.
Sentence order strip

Braille Sentence Order

Interactive practice for beginning braille students with the elements of a sentence, including capitalization and punctuation
Dot 5 Composite signs

Dot 5 Composite Signs, Their, These and This

Braille lessons to practice reading and writing Dot 5 Composite Signs in UEB (Unified English Braille)
Music file folder game

Musical Note File Folder Game for Dual Media Learners

Teach dual media students who have low vision and are learning braille to identify braille letters through this file folder game!
Child placing an activity block on to the desk calendar

Desk Calendars for Braille Users

Setting up a desk calendar in braille promotes braille literacy for children who are blind or deafblind or visually impaired.
Polar bear page adapted with braille and tactile card

Adapting Polar Bear Book for Children with Visual Impairments

Tips to adapt books for children with visual impairments
An index card box to hold word cards

Memorization Fun: A Sentence-Building Activity

Activity to promote braille literacy through memorizing vocabulary and building sentences
Tactile jack-o-lantern

Candy Corn: Creating a tactile book for Halloween

This tactile book about Halloween was created by a parent.