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Reading Uncontracted Braille
Reading Uncontracted braille is a free, self-directed course. This course does not teach tactile braille reading, it is geared towards print readers. Black dots on the computer screen present the configurations of material in braille.
What You’ll Learn
This course consists of six short lessons covering the basics of the braille alphabet, numbers, and punctuation. Through this course, you will be able to recognize and read the basics such as elevator signage, telephone numbers, and more.
Computer and internet access is required. As there are no prerequisites, registration is not required.
The course material is available for download via the link below.
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.