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Celebrating Braille Literacy Awareness Month

Ideas for celebrating Braille Literacy Awareness Month, including sample braille cards, articles, and tactile graphics to share with administrators and others.

This year for Braille Literacy Awareness Month, we created a packet of information for the School Board and the Superintendent. Pictured are all the items included as well as the two documents that I copied from a website and listed the website at the end.

4 Braille Literacy Awareness packets
4 Braille Literacy Awareness packets

Students enjoyed creating the cards to give.

Braille card
Text in print and braille reads, “Thank you for believing in me! Karen”

The administrators in SPED and the principals on the different campuses received the Helen Keller quote page. 

Photo of Helen Keller with quote in print and braille
Photo of Helen Keller with quote in print and braille

Text of Quote

“You will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.” — Helen Keller

with additional text:

January is Braille Literacy Awareness Month

BISD VI Department

Documents included in packet:

Examples of Tactile Graphics

3-D tactile graphics of leaves and butterfly
3-D tactile graphics of leaves and butterfly
Braille design of an apple
Braille design of an apple

Download instructions to create your own braille design of an apple.

Braille Alphabet Card
Braille Alphabet Card

It was nice having the students who require braille to access the school curriculum and curricular materials take part in this activity to bring awareness to them. 

My district also uses WorkPlace (very similar to Facebook). I made two posts a week about braille (i.e. what it is, production of it) to the General community. It was nice to be able to reach a larger audience and share information that helps my students succeed. 

Collage of celebrating Braille Awareness Literacy Month

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