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The Queensland Braille Progression and Assessment Tool

The Queensland Statewide Vision Impairment Services team has a braille learning progression and assessment tool that can provide progression in learning stages and document student progress.
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Braille Letters from Santa

Braille letters from Santa Claus can be sent to children in many parts of the English-speaking world this Christmas!
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Braille FUNdamentals: UEB Primary Level Teacher Manual and Student Activity Materials

Comprehensive curriculum for teaching the braille code, including assessments, checklists, and activity ideas
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New Chapter Books for Grades 4-7 with Main Characters Who Are Blind

These two new chapter books for readers in grades 4-7 feature main characters who are blind and are available in print and braille.
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Nemeth Tutorial from APH

Tutorial in Nemeth Code for braille notation of mathematics and science from APH (American Printing House for the Blind)
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Free Braille Books from the Braille Bindery!

Free braille books are available from a number of sources in the United States. The Braille Bindery at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan has been creating free braille books for more than 40 years.
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Thai Video Clips to Share with Kindergarten Students Learning Braille and Their Families

By Noie
These video clips are designed to familiarize families and young children with braille numbers 1-10 and the English alphabet.
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Tools to Support You in Having a Student with a Visual Impairment in Your K-6 General Education Classroom

These self-paced training modules are designed for general education teachers who have a student who is blind or visually impaired in their classroom.
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Braille Assessment Checklist

This Braille Assessment Checklist is free to download and can help to track EBAE and UEB, from the alphabet through special symbols.
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BANA Guidelines for the Transcription of Early Educational Materials from Print to Braille

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide directions for the transcription and formatting of early literacy materials (kindergarten through third grade), including materials to be discarded after use, for primary readers.
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Braille Image to Text on

A new website that turns a braille image into text has been launched by the father of a braille student in Australia.
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French Website on Braille Literacy:

A French Website dedicated to Braille Literacy and the education of students who are blind or visually impaired has been launched; Site dédié à la déficience visuelle et à l’enseignement du braille.
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Braille Song Videos

These videos are designed to support braille literacy.
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"Beginning Braille" Webinar Series

"Beginning Braille" is a free 6-part webinar series designed to introduce parents, caregivers, and paraprofessionals to the Unified English Braille Code (UEB).
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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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Braille Slate Pals

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) offers a braille penpal program for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Louis: A Braille Primer Written in an ASL Format

The story of the life of Louis Braille told in ASL with simbraille.
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Sample Form: Benefits of Braille

This sample form is designed to be given to all students with visual impairment at their annual IEP or ARD meetings.
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The Legend of Holly and Zelda: From Object Activities to Contracted Braille

This documentary video tells the story of a girl who is blind with behavioral challenges who masters the braille code, by moving from object and auditory activities to contracted braille.
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Using Braille Stickers to Create Cards

These braille stickers from Kellogg's Rice Crispies can be used to create cards for friends, family or clients who are blind or visually impaired.