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Braille Designs: Ships!

braille designs: ships collage
We hope you'll enjoy these braille designs of ships! Click on an image to open the directions of how to create it in braille. This is a fun project for braille users. The designs are of a sailboat and a pirate ship.
sailboat braille design
pirate ship

Click here to see more braille designs by the same author.


Pinterest collage of braille design for summer


Designs with only 28 cells in a row

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Braille designs for 28 cells

Posted by Charlotte Cushman

28 cell designs

Posted by Cindy

Braille design for SmartBrailler

Posted by Charlotte Cushman

Posted on June 6, 2015
Updated on: July 12, 2019

Previous comments for Braille Designs: Ships!

Charlotte Cushman commented on May 31, 2017

Hi Cindy,

Edith just created a new braille design that will work on a SmartBrailler.  You can see it here:


Cindy commented on May 27, 2017

Thanks Edith! We will give those a try. And since you asked he loves hand driers, vacuum cleaners and brass instruments. Lol! But anything car, truck or tool related would also be of interest.

Edith West commented on May 26, 2017

The Sailboat could be condensed. Subtract 2 spaces at the beginning of lines 7-19. Then on line 20 make  25 "g"s, instead of 30. In line 21, make 25 full cells, instead of 30. In line 22, make 22 full cells, instead of 27. And just leave the last cells off of line 23, they are just a water pattern.


Edith West commented on May 26, 2017

The flower in the pot under "Spring" would work. There are others that could be modified. I will look at that to see if I can help. Are there any particular interests of the student?


Charlotte Cushman commented on May 26, 2017

Hi Cindy,

Yes, we think the braille designs are fun too!  You may want to look at the full list by creator Edith West:

I didn't count up all of the cells, but it looks like the Creatures might work:

AND there is always the option of creating your own design! Edith explains how here:  That way you can design something that would meet your needs.  If you do that, please be sure to share it with us, ad we know that others would be interested too!


Cindy commented on May 25, 2017

Hi all,
These look like lots of fun! Does anyone have designs for 28 cells or less in a row. We are using a SMART brailler and only have 28 cells and 26 lines.