Paths to Literacy

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Practicing Braille Reading in the Community

an elevator button with braille

How many times have you gone to a store, stayed at a hotel or driven up to an ATM machine and noticed the braille? Youngsters using braille as their primary reading medium need daily exposure to braille. We can expose them to more braille by allowing them to touch signage on the sides of restroom doors, hotel rooms, elavators and elsewhere to encourage the use of braille reading. Often I have even found braille errors on signage and have pointed it out to the manager. Additionally, when you go out to eat, many restaurants now provide braille and large print menus. Please ask for them! We want our students, our children and our friends to become more independent. Knowing that braille isn't confined to a book, opens up the world!!



Posted by Liamsmom

Posted on October 27, 2015
Updated on: March 28, 2018

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Liamsmom commented on October 28, 2015

Great reminder and great ideas!  My son is in first grade and I often lift him up so he can reach Braille signs when we go out to eat or a to hotel (it's not as easy to do any more as he is getting bigger lol!).  I like the idea of letting him explore the Braille menus.  Thanks for sharing!