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Braille Sources

Books | Braille Book Files | Listserves | Calendars | Braille Items | History | Braille Bug | Tactile Coloring | Braille Instruction | Braille Is Beautiful | Braille Transcriber Training

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Resources to learn more about braille! 

  1. Iowa Braille School Book List - Books Featuring Characters who are Visually Impaired
    This list from the Iowa Braille School includes a picture book about Louis Braille. 
    Don't forget to check out the link to a list of downloadable braille-ready book files! (Thanks to Dr. Sheila Amato for this one!)
  2. Downloadable braille files, including braille books!
    Speaking of downloadable braille ready files, here are some more from TSBVI!
  3. Books/Reading Emailing Listserv for B/VI Readers, Braille Reading Pals and Slate Pals
  4. The Books/Reading Emailing Listserv is dedicated to the discussion of books as read by the blind and visually impaired. Topics include braille, audio, large print, moon type, and other print alternatives; favorite narrators and books; copyright and access issues relating to books and printed materials; as well as anything else related to books by and for the blind and visually impaired:
  5. Braille Readers are Leaders, Braille Reading Pals and Slate Pals:
  6. Braille and Large Print Calendars:
  7. Start the New Year off right with a braille or large print calendar!
  8. Braille Fonts:
  9. Braille Merchandise: candy, clothing, gifts, and jewelry:
  10. Braille-A-Wear braille embroidered tee shirts, tote bags, hats, and bibs:
  11. History of Braille and other Braille resources:
  12. 7) Braille Braille Bug®, an interactive learning place:
    Visit AFB's Braille Bug® site
    www.afb.org/braillebug
    http://www.afb.org/braillebug/readingclub.asp

    8) Braille Coloring Sheets:
    Crayola - Braille pages: http://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/braille/

    9) Braille Instruction:

    Five-Minute Introduction to Braille: http://www.dotlessbraille.org/Five.htm
    Braille Flashcards: http://www.braillebookstore.com
    http://www.cal-s.org
    Braille Fonts: http://www.tsbvi.edu/Education/fonts.html
    Braille FUNdamentals Curriculum: http://www.tsbvi.edu/publications/braille.htm
    Kester Braille: http://www.kesterbraille.com/
     A rubric for braille reading: http://www.geocities.com/dmehlenbacher/rubric.htm
     A program for teaching braille: Braille Instruction Resources from TSBVI:
    http://www.econ.keio.ac.jp/staff/nakanoy/article/braille/BR/chap2/2-6/2-6.html
    Braille Instruction Resources from TSBVI: http://www.tsbvi.edu/Education/brl-resources.htm
    Braille Reading Speed Measurement: http://www.szp.swets.nl/szp/journals/vi013131.htm  
    Braille Review: http://www.vhighline.net/braille/
    Braille Reading Impact Study by Ruby Riles: http://www.braille.org/papers/jvib0696/vb960311.htm
    Braille through Remote Learning (BRL): http://www.brl.org
    Braillewriter Instruction:
    http://snow.utoronto.ca/prof_dev/tht/braille/Lesson1/brailler.html
    http://www.ed.arizona.edu/VILiteracy/Braille_Writing/Using the Braillewriter.pdf
    Bridging the Gap Braille Literacy Course for Adults (20 CEUs for ACVREP):
    http://www.afb.org/btglogin.asp
    Braille Technology Guides: http://www.csb-cde.ca.gov/Documents/technology.htm
    http://cat.buffalo.edu/refreshablebraille/training.php
    English Braille American Edition 1994: http://www.brl.org/ebae/index.html
    Insuring High-quality Instruction for Students in braille Literacy Programs:
    http://www.afb.org/jvib/jvibabstract.asp?articleid=jvib941102
    New Programmed Instruction in Braille:
    http://www.spedex.com/
    Resources for Learning and Refreshing Literary Braille Skills:
    http://www.afb.org/info_document_view.asp?documentid=355
    SEA/NASDSE Survey on Braille Instruction:
    http://www.nasdse.org/forum_braille_survey.htm
    Type Brailler Learn Braille Helps You Learn to Read and Write Braill
    http://www.applevis.com/podcasts/episodes/type-brailler-learn-braille-helps-you-learn-read-and-write-braille

    10) Braille Is Beautiful!
    http://www.nfb.org/

    11) Braille Transcriber Training and Certification:
    http://www.tsbvi.edu/textbooks/afb/transcriber.htm
    http://www.accd.edu/nvc/
    National Certification in Literary Braille (NCLB):www.nbpcb.org/nclb

    12) Braille Transcription Bid Service – OcuBid from OcuSource:
    http://www.ocusource.com 

    ...And don't forget the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library!:
    http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/index.html

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Last Updated: August 3, 2012