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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 ABCbraille.com

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: Abracadabraille.org

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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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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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.
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Considerations for States Providing Materials in Braille

Considerations for States Providing Materials in Braille is a brief designed to to provide information on, and recommendations for, appropriate braille materials for students.
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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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How Do Students Write Using Braille?

How Do Students Write Using Braille? is a self-paced training module designed to help teachers understand how students can produce braille.
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What is Braille and How Do Students Read It?

What is Braille and How Do Students Read It? is a self-paced module designed to help teachers understand that braille is a code.
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UEB Practice Sentences - Second Edition (NEW 2019)

UEB Practice Sentences can be used to teach braille students contractions.
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Seedlings Makes Reading Affordable with Free and Low-Cost Braille Books for Kids!

Seedlings makes reading affordable with free and low-cost braille books for kids! With the mission of promoting braille literacy, Seedlings Braille Books for Children makes books available to children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind.
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dAPDots: Books for Early Braille Readers

dAPDots: Books for Early Braille Readers are designed to print at home with emboss or swell formats. The goal is to promote braille literacy by making braille books more readily available to young readers who are blind or visually impaired.
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IRS Tax Forms Available in Braille and Text Format

IRS tax forms and instructions are available in accessible formats in text and braille ready file formats.

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