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Below are strategies posts related to Braille.

Screenshot of audio version of braille designs

Audio Recordings of Braille Patterns

Braille readers will enjoy being able to independently create braille drawings following the audio recordings of these braille designs.
Placing braille label under matching word

Tactile Signage Activity for Dual Media Student

In this activity, dual media students match braille labels to the print text on signs.
Braille design of slice of birthday cake

Braille Design: Piece of Birthday Cake

Make your own braille drawing of a slice of birthday cake, following these steps.
Perkins braille with paper loaded

Loading and Removing Paper from the Perkins Brailler: Video Demonstration

This video demonstration teaches parts of the brailler, and shows step-by-step how to load and remove paper from a Perkins braillewriter.
Boy working independently

Tareas de Trabajo Independiente para Lectores de Braille Principiantes

Tareas de trabajo independiente para lectores de braille principiantes
Materials for Alphabet Soup and Braille Muffin actiivty

Alphabet Soup and Braille Muffins

This early literacy activity reinforces initial letter sounds in a fun and playful way for beginning braille readers.
Two hands reading braille text

Video: Tracking in Braille

This video presents the best setup, hand placement, and left to right technique for tracking braille.
Two boys doing push-ups in the living room

Exercise Cards in Braille and Print

Kids at home can stay fit with these exercise cards in braille and print!
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.