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Below are strategies posts related to Braille.

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Braille Letter Search Sheets

These braille letter search sheets can be downloaded and embossed to give students practice identifying braille letters. This can be especially helpful with braille reversals and reinforcing skills.
Braille design of Max the Reindeer

Max the Reindeer Braille Design

Max the Reindeer is our latest braille drawing to promote braille literacy with students who are blind or visually impaired.
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.
Roll-a-Jack-o-Lantern game

Roll a Jack-O-Lantern: Braille Halloween Game

This Roll a Jack-O-Lantern Halloween game is a fun holiday activity for braille readers!
Braille design of witch with a broomstick

Braille Design of Halloween Witch

Braille users will love this braille drawing of a scary Halloween witch!
Student examining braille flashcards

Concept Flashcards: Tactile Images and Braille Labels

These concept cards can be used to match the real object to the tactile image and braille label or to sort into categories with students who are blind or visually impaired.
Braille design of apple

Apple Braille Design

Make your own braille drawing of an apple following these step-by-step instructions.
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.