Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Braille Assessment Checklist

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BANA (Braille Authority of North America) has a braille checklist on their website that is free to download.  Created by Tina Peaslee, Certified Braille Transcriber from Nebo School District (Utah), this 7-page document begins with the alphabet and goes through special symbols.  There are columns for EBAE (English Braille American Edition) and UEB (Unified English Braille) in both braille and print, reading and writing.  The areas covered in the checklist include:

  • Alphabet
  • Alphabetic Wordsigns
  • Part Words/Letter Groupsigns
  • Whole Words/Wordsigns
  • Lower Cells/ lower groupsigns and wordsigns
  • Initial letter dot 5 contractions
  • Initial letter dots 4/5 contractions
  • Initial letter dots 4/5/6
  • Final letter contractions dots 4/6 
  • Final letter contractions dots 5/6
  • Final letter contractions dot 6
  • Shortforms
  • Numbers
  • Punctuation, Indicators and Symbols


Braille Assessment

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Posted on January 31, 2021
Updated on: February 1, 2021