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Braille Course for Adults Transitioning from Print to Braille

Braille Course for Adults Transitioning from Print to Braille is now available through American Printing House for the Blind (APH).
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UEB Revision of Braille Too Curriculum

Curriculum for teaching UEB reading and writing to secondary students who have been print readers
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Brilliant Braille Tiny Cards

Digital flashcards for beginning braille readers
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Donut Forget Your Valentines

Print and braille valentines to celebrate Valentine's Day!
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Book Review: A Blind Guide to Stinkville

A TVI with albinism reviews a young adult novel about a 12-year-old girl growing up with albinism.
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Sources of Free Braille Books

Wondering where you can get free braille books? Check out this listing of sources of free braille books in the United States and Canada for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Braille and large print books for young children available for purchase through Access2Books
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NOAH SchoolKit for Students with Albinism

Educational tips and resources for teaching students with albinism.
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Braille for Latecomers: Top Access Tips for Dual Media Learners

These tips are for those who are introduced to braille, after already having an ability to read print. The educational needs of the adventiously blind and the techniques for teaching reading differ from those of more typical beginning braille readers.
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Braille Connection: A Braille Reading and Writing Program for Former Print Users

Materials for older readers who have lost their site
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Integrating Print and Braille: A Recipe for Literacy

This book from NFB offers practical strategies and an instructional framework for teaching dual media learners, or students with low vision who use both print and braille as literacy media.
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Braille FUNdamentals - A Braille Curriculum for VI Students from Primary to High School Levels

Comprehensive curriculum for teaching the braille code, including assessments, checklists, and activity ideas
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SENSEsational Alphabet Touch Feel Picture Cards

These alphabet cards have braille, sign language, print, and textures.
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Why Megan Is Learning Braille

A parent from Utah describes why and how her daughter with low vision is learning braille.
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Who Should Learn Braille?

Selection of Reading and Writing Media for Students with Visual impairments: Braille, Print, or Both?
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Sight Unseen

The mother of a girl with ocular albinism describes her daughter's experience in preschool learning both print and braille.
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Print or Braille? Megan Reads Both

A parent describes how her daughter with ocular albinism has been doing learning braille, in addition to print, as a dual media learner.
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From One Teacher to Another: When Should A Low Vision Student Switch to Braille?

A Teacher of the Visually Impaired shares her thoughts on when braille should be introduced to students who are print readers.
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Braille, Print, or Both?

Excerpts from Selection of Reading and Writing Media for Students with Visual Impairments: Braille, Print, or Both? A Resource Document