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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 16: 31 Days of Braille

Tech Increases Braille Availability This article about the recent anniversary of the National Braille Press highlights both the decline in braille literacy and the increasing importance and access to braille in the digital age. At some point in the video, … Continue reading

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Day 15: 31 Days of Braille

Braille is for Students With Sight Too It might be easy to assume that a student with low vision, that is, a student who can see text in some way, is not a candidate for braille. A student who can … Continue reading

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Day 14: 31 Days of Braille

Early Lending Libraries for Blind Patrons The Pratt-Smoot Act of 1931 provided that the Library of Congress would be provided $100,000 for fiscal year 1932 to provide services for blind adults, and the National Library Service (NLS) began. Although we … Continue reading

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Day 13: 31 Days of Braille

Braillex: First Refreshable Braille Display In 1975, Papenmeier Reha Technology produced the first commercial refreshable braille display, the Braillex. Research on the Braillex began several years earlier in a program with Prof. Dr. Werner Boldt of Dortmund University. The original … Continue reading

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Day 12: 31 Days of Braille

Braille Game Award Winner One of this year’s winners of the “Not Impossible” Award at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 was a game to teach young children some simple words in braille. BecDot was created by Jake Lacourse, the father … Continue reading

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31 Days of Braille: Day 7

Why Read Print? In this digital age, when smart phones, tablets and computers can read text out loud, narrated books can be downloaded and played almost instantly, and broadcasting is at our fingertips, how important is learning to read print? … Continue reading

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Day 5: 31 Days of Braille

The Perkins Brailler If you are old enough to remember what a standard manual typewriter (not electric) looks like, or have seen one in an antiques store, the Perkins Brailler will look familiar to you. It looks much like an … Continue reading

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Day 2: 31 Days of Braille

Writing braille with a slate and stylus One of the simplest ways to write a quick note or label in braille is to use a slate and stylus, as demonstrated in the video, by Elise Tabor, an assistive technology (AT) … Continue reading

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January is Braille Literacy Awareness Month

January is Braille Literacy Awareness Month, in honor of Louis Braille who originally developed the Braille code. Louis Braille was born on January 4, 1809 and this year marks the 209th anniversary of his birthday! Braille developed his code of … Continue reading

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