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Day 26: 31 Days of Braille

Braille is Everywhere Thanks, in large part, to companies like Apple, who made a serious commitment to accessibility years ago as they developed the iOS products, braille is everywhere! Dig into the accessibility features on your iPhone, Android phone or … Continue reading

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Day 25: 31 Days of Braille

Braille With the iPad Wheneve I hear someone talk about braille being less relevant today, or that new technology will be the demise of braille, I think about how well many braille displays work with an iPad or iPhone, Android … Continue reading

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Day 24: 31 Days of Braille

Braille Music Notation Musical notation is rendered in braille code, in the same manner that it is rendered in print, for musicians who access it visually. Braille musical notation can be printed on paper, or read on an electronic refreshable … Continue reading

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Day 23: 31 Days of Braille

How to Learn Braille If you have a school age child, braille can be taught in school with a Teacher for the Visually Impaired (TVI) coordinated through the school. As an adult learner you may have several options. One of … Continue reading

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Day 22: 31 Days of Braille

NBP “Touch of Genius” Competition The National Braille Pres (NBP) Touch of Genius Prize has been extended this year to January 31, 2018. Each year $20,000 dollars is awarded for a braille or tactile-related innovation. The competition is not limited … Continue reading

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Day 21: 31 Days of Braille

Braille: Improving Career Options Kenra Farrow, Research and Training Associate at The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision, sent the following link and reported this was one of her favorite articles on learning braille at a later … Continue reading

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Day 20: 31 Days of Braille

Learning Braille Later Neva Fairchild, National Independent Living Associate for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), documents her journey with braille, which started later in life. As a student with low vision, it is clear, in retrospect to see … Continue reading

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Day 19: 31 Days of Braille

To Braille or Not? Didn’t We Cover This Already? Lunch with friends and a discussion about braille in their lives… MS, just on the other side of 60, who likes his Thai food spicy, learned braille in public school during … Continue reading

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Day 18: 31 Days of Braille

Luis Perez on Braille On a recent episode of the AT Banter podcast, Luis Perez, universal design advocate spoke about the value of braille. As with all their podcast interviews, this one was informative about the direction universal design was … Continue reading

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Day 17: 31 Days of Braille

Navajo Language Braille Code A teacher for the visually impaired (TVI) in New Mexico developed a braille code for the Navajo language. In a recent article in the local newspaper, the teacher Carol Green was interviewed about her braille code, … Continue reading

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