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Below are strategies posts related to Braille.


Honoring the Summer Solstice: 10 Activity Ideas for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Fun hands-on learning activities for the summer solstice for children who are blind or visually impaired
3D shapes with braille labels

Developing Tactile Skills in Children with Vision Impairment

Tips on developing tactile skills in children who are blind or visually impaired using tactile graphs, tactile drawings, 3D shapes, and braille labels
Accessible chess board with pieces

Making Chess Accessible To My Son Who Is Deafblind

My son, who is deafblind, is learning to play the game of chess using an accessible board. It's a fun way to practice braille literacy skills for kids who are blind or visually impaired.
Fingers in position to make dot configurations

FT2S2B: Finger Positions for Beginning Braille Users

Tips to encourage proper finger positions to create braille dot formations, first on the table, then with a swing cell, and finally on a braillewriter.
Title page for Grilled Chicken Braille Game

Grilled Chicken Braille Game

This game is designed to give students with low vision who are learning braille practice with the braille contractions: upon, word, these, those, whose, cannot, had, many, spirit, world and their.
Collage of UEB Science signs for braille learners

Teaching UEB Science Signs to Braille Learners

Tips for teaching UEB Science signs to braille learners, including preparing technical materials for science lessons and helping learners understand.
Computer braille design

Braille Design of Computer

This Computer Braille Design is a fun project for braille users.
Tactile cane on page of book

Creating a Book for a Braille Reader with CVI: Max and His Cane

This simple braille book tells the story about an 8-year-old boy who loses his cane. The colored illustrations are appealing for children with CVI.
Don't throw rocks

Having Pride: Promoting Social Skills through Writing

Combine writing and social skills in this activity to promote kindness and helpfulness in students who are blind or visually impaired.
Braille gloves

Braille Gloves

Braille gloves are a great way to introduce the braille code to sighted children and adults (such as sighted classmates family members).
Accessible NCAA bracket in braille

Accessible NCAA Bracket

Braille can be used in so many ways and this NCAA bracket is a great example of how it can make sports and popular events accessible to all.
Student editing her work on a BrailleNote

Writing Prompt Roulette

Strategies to support braille students with writing prompts, using a shared writing approach on a BrailleNote Touch to promote braille literacy
A girl examines a bracelet on her wrist

Nature Walk

Nature walks can inspire students with visual impairments to write about what they find.
A boy reads his braille calendar on the wall.

Tracking Reading Homework

Make your reading calendar accessible to braille users with these ideas!

Bass Drum File Folder Game for Dual Media Learners

Students with low vision who are learning braille can practice the whole word contractions the, and, with, of, child, still, and to with this game.
A boy puts chocolate syrup on his ice cream.

Mardi Gras: A Recipe for... (disaster?)

Following a recipe can be a fun way to promote braille literacy, while also working on cooking and independent living skills.
Tactile Valentine post box

Creating an Accessible Valentine's Day Post Box

Make Valentine's Day accessible to children who are blind, deafblind, visually impaired or multiply disabled with accessible post boxes!
hieroglyphics written in stone surface

Braille “Hieroglyphics”

Create braille "hieroglyphics" or a cryptogram to motivate children who are blind or visually impaired to crack the code!
Tactile Valentine cards with braille

Braille Valentines for Our Students to Receive

Support sighted classmates in making accessible tactile Valentines with braille for children in inclusive classrooms who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired.
close up of the volcano project with the vocabulary cards around it

Volcanoes!: Making Science Accessible to Children Who Are Deafblind

This volcano assignment shows how to make science accessible to students who are deafblind.