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Learn about our Braille Courses
With over a century of experience through CNIB, we are one of Canada’s oldest and most experienced producers of accessible materials. In conjunction with Braille Literacy Canada, we are the only certifying body in Canada.
CNIB Beyond Print offers braille courses that are suitable for print readers and braille readers who want to learn the rules of braille.
Our braille courses are designed to be completed at the student’s own pace as they are delivered in a correspondence format, under the guidance of a Certified instructor. Our courses do not teach tactile braille reading, but use SimBraille.
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Reading Uncontracted Braille
Reading Uncontracted braille is a free, self-directed course. It’s geared towards print readers and teaches the basics of the braille alphabet.
Reading and Writing Uncontracted Braille
Reading and Writing Uncontracted Braille is a correspondence course which requires print and braille input. In this course you will learn the braille alphabet, numbers, the basics of punctuation, and more.
Reading Contracted Braille
This course is suitable for print readers and accomplished braille readers who want to learn the rules for contracted braille. Learn the braille alphabet, numbers, the basics of punctuation, and more.
Unified English Braille (UEB) Transcription
Looking to become a Certified Transcriber? This course leads to certification in UEB, and the qualifications to transcribe English print materials into contracted braille.
The UEB Technical course is intended for those who are already certified in UEB – Unified English Braille. UEB Technical is a comprehensive, self-directed course and provides extensive practice in producing technical material using the Unified English Braille Guidelines for Technical Material.
Are you certified in UEB and have musical skills? This course teaches students how to transcribe music notation into braille.