Reading and Writing Uncontracted Braille Course

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We take the printed word and make it accessible

Reading and Writing Uncontracted Braille

Reading and Writing Uncontracted Braille requires both print and braille input and follows a structured curriculum which can be completed at your own pace.

What You’ll Learn

This course is geared towards print readers and consists of seven assignments. The course manual is provided, and a Certified Instructor is assigned to the student. Successful completion of the course results in a Letter of Proficiency in Reading and Writing Uncontracted Unified English Braille (UEB).

What’s required?

There are no prerequisites for this course; however, registration is required. Computer access and MS Word are required.

Fee: $100 (includes the 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.