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Below are strategies posts related to Braille.



Screenshot of Valentine stickers on iPad

Making Accessible Valentine Stickers

Make your own Valentine stickers for braille students to share with others using designs on Good Notes that can be copied onto swell paper and run through Pictures-in-a-Flash (PIAF).
Set up for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activity

Alphabet Review for Beginning Reader

Using the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, a beginning braille reader reviews alphabet letters.
Bowl of trail mix

Making Trail Mix Using Preferred Literacy Formats

Making Trail Mix using a talking photo album and a braille recipe
Set up of Jumping Bean game

Jumping Bean Game

This Jumping Bean Game is a fun way to practice braille skills and can be used to fit a range of student needs and skill areas.
Fish cards with braille words

Games and Activities for Independent Braille Practice

These braille activities provide additional practice to promote independent braille literacy for students who are blind, low vision or deafblind.
Boy holding braille book of Christmas poems

Braille Book of Christmas Poems

This braille book of Christmas poems includes tactile graphics and is a fun way for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind to learn more about poetry.
Christmas card with tactile snowman and Santa Claus

Teaching Many Skills Through Christmas Cards

Making Christmas cards and sending them is a great way to practice numerous skills with students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.
Braille Menorah

Braille Design: Menorah!

Braille design of a menorah is a fun way to celebrate Hanukkah with people who are blind or visually impaired!
Boy with a wooden tree Advent calendar

Accessible Advent Calendar: Wooden Christmas Trees

These wooden Christmas trees have drawers and can be labelled with braille to make accessible Advent calendars for children who are blind, low vision or deafblind, or with multiple disabilities.
Activity set up with a Perkins Brailler and Geometry Math Window kit

Chemistry Braille Trick-of-the-Trade

Tips to support a braille student to balance chemical equations
Turkey face with feathers

Thanksgiving Cards with Braille Message and Craft

These Thanksgiving cards are a fun crafts activity for students who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind that can be shared with families. Students write braille or print messages.
Design of braille snowflake

Braille Snowflake

Download this brf file of a braille snowflake design and emboss it for your braille students, friends, and family members. This is a festive braille drawing for winter, Christmas, or Hanukkah.
Embossed Jack-o-Lantern with "Happy Halloween" in braille.

Halloween Designs to Emboss

These braille designs are ready to emboss for Halloween! Students with visual impairments will enjoy the Jack-o-lantern pumpkin and Frankie Monster accessible images.
A boy checks his work on a braille assignment.

Using APH Tactile Editing Marks Kit for Creative Writing Assignment

APH Tactile Editing Marks Kit makes editing accessible to braille students who are blind or visually impaired or deafblind.
Summer Book of trip to Minnesota

Summer Trip Book: Creating an Accessible Journal Photo Book

Tips to create an accessible journal photo book about summer trips, family vacations or other special events, using braille with a printed photo book.
Refrigerator with braille and print farm schedules

Making Upcoming Events Accessible to All Members of the Family

Make upcoming events accessible to all members of the family by posting the schedule in braille, as well as print.
Braille key to tactile materials and tactile map

Using Tactile Graphics to Create Design for Park

A second grader who is blind creates a tactile design for a park in her inclusive classroom using a braille key for her tactile graphics.
student using braillewriter

Writing Prompts for Summer Journals

Writing prompts for summer journals can help braille students maintain their skills during the summer holidays.
Title page of Learning JAWS by Rosa Mauer

Learning JAWS: Lessons and Review

These lessons focus on using keyboard shortcuts with JAWS, to review or enhance your current curriculum for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Book cover of Squint.  The word Squint appears behind a pair of glasses, and half of the word is blurry.  Small superhero stands on the letter Q.]

VI Book Club: Squint

Our book club for students who are blind or visually impaired read "Squint" by Shelley Brown. A 5th grade student with albinism shares his video review.

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