We take the printed word and make it accessible
What You’ll Learn
This correspondence course teaches students how to transcribe music notation into braille. Successful completion of the 34 lessons and test, will lead to the braille music transcriber certification.
Registration is required, as well as proof of CNIB/BLC Certification in UEB Transcription. Music prerequisites are Grade 6 piano or equivalent and basic theory.
Fee: $615 (Includes course manual and test. A discount applies for CNIB participants please inquire for more details).
Facts about Braille Literacy
For the blind community, braille is a key to literacy, education, employment, and success in life.
Braille is print
When children with sight loss are learning to read, braille is the best way for them to develop skills in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Audible technology doesn’t give new readers the tools that they need to read and write for themselves.
Braille enables employment
Several studies have shown that people with sight loss who know braille are more likely to be employed than those who rely on voice synthesizers.
Braille equals independence
Braille is a building block of literacy and a foundation of independence.