Reading Contracted Braille Course

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We take the printed word and make it accessible

Reading Contracted Braille

The course follows a syllabus and 22 lessons of the transcription course which can be completed at your own pace.

What You’ll Learn

This course is suitable for print readers and accomplished braille readers who want to learn the rules of contracted braille. Successful completion of the course results in a Letter of Proficiency in Reading Contracted Unified English Braille.

What’s required?

There are no prerequisites, and registration is required.

This correspondence course requires the use of MS Word to complete the assignments.

Fee: $250 (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.