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Braille for Low Vision

The Vision Rehab Podcast is a short monthly podcast od topics and issues related to vision rehabilitation therapist and vision rehab. You can also listen on your smart speaker, just ask for, “Vision Rehab Podcast.”     The following is … Continue reading

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Braille’s Relevance

Reflections on Braille Awareness Month January 4th is the anniversary of Louis Braille’s birthday, the man who developed the system of raised dots that correspond with letters of the alphabet and numbers, used by readers who are blind or visually … Continue reading

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Starbucks and Braille

Louis Braille’s birthday is January 4th, and the month of January each year is Braille Awareness Month. There will, of course, be the usual discussions and articles about the relevancy of braille in the digital age–after all, what need is there … Continue reading

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Day 30: 31 Days of Braille

Braille Training at no Cost How many times has the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired been mentioned during the last 30 days? Hadley offers a correspondence course for individuals who are blind or visually impaired at no … Continue reading

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Day 29: 31 Days of Braille

Braille Can Be Fun! Not a braille reader myself, I never had any idea that reading braille could be done at the same speed or grace as reading print. As a low vision print reader, however, I am accustomed, at … Continue reading

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Day 28: 31 Days of Braille

The Holy Grail of Braille The phrase, “Holy Grail” of Braille was coined by a research team at University of Michigan School of Information and references at least two aspects of braille technology–the anticipated development of a tablet size braille … 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 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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