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31 Days of Braille: Day 31

January 31, 2018

 Steve Kelley CVRT, CRC

 Here they are, in one convenient place, the links to 31 Days of braille!

31 Days of Braille: Day 30

January 30, 2018

Braille training at no cost... More

31 Days of Braille: Day 29

January 29, 2018

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. More

31 Days of Braille: Day 28

January 28, 2018

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 More

31 Days of Braille: Day 27

January 27, 2018

Braille transcription software is not anything new, but it has been expensive in the past, Transcription software allows users to quickly convert a text document into braille code. More

31 Days of Braille: Day 26

January 26, 2018

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! More

31 Days of Braille: Day 25

January 25, 2018

Wheneve I hear someone talk about brtaille 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 smartphone or tablet, even a KindleFire More

31 Days of Braille: Day 24

January 24, 2018

Musical notation is rendered in braille code, in the same manner that it is rendered in print, for musicians who access it visually. More

31 Days of Braille: Day 23

January 23, 2018

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. More

31 Days of Braille: Day 22

January 22, 2018

The National Braille Pres (NBP) Touch of Genius Prize has been extended this year to January 31, 2018. More

31 Days of Braille: Day 21

January 21, 2018

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 age More

 

31 Days of Braille: Day 20

January 20, 2018

Neva Fairchild, National Independent Living Associate for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), documents her journey with braille
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31 Days of Braille: Day 19

January 19, 2018

Lunch with friends and a discussion about braille in their lives... More

31 Days of Braille: Day 18

January 18, 2018

On a recent episode of the AT Banter podcast, Luis Perez, universal design advocate spoke about the value of braille. More

31 Days of Braille: Day 17

January 17, 2018

A teacher for the visually impaired (TVI) in New Mexico developed a braille code for the Navajo language More

31 Days of Braille: Day 16

January 16, 2018

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 More

31 Days of Braille: Day 15

January 15, 2018

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... More

31 Days of Braille: Day 14

January 14, 2018

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 More

31 Days of Braille: Day 13

January 13, 2018

In 1975, Papenmeier Reha Technology produced the first commercial refreshable braille display More

31 Days of Braile: Day 12

January 12, 2018

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 More

31 Days of Braille: Day 11

January 11, 2018

In August a pilot program was announced with Perkins Library and National Library Services (NLS) to test the new Orbit Reader 20 with a group of 100 patrons.

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31 Days of Braille: Day 10

January 10, 2018

In a recent VisionAware blog post about the misconceptions of braille, one of those misconceptions identified was that braille is not a language... More

31 Days of Braille:Day 9

January 9, 2018

Bonnie Gouzie, Director of the Access Technology and Employment Services (ATES pronounced At-Ease), at The Iris Network in Portland, Maine demonstrates a Focus 80, 80 cell braille display More

31 Days of Braille: Day 8

January 8, 2018

How do you learn braille as an adult? Why would you want to learn braille as an adult? More

31 Days of Braille: Day 7

January 7, 2018

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? More

31 Days of Braille: Day 6

January 6, 2018

If you are blind or visually impaired you are probably familiar with the unemployment statistics More

31 Days of Braille: Day 5

January 5, 2018

If you are old enough to remember what a standard manual typewriter (not electric) looks like, More

31 Days of Braille: Day 4

January 4, 2018

Louis Braille was born in a small town outside Paris, named Coupvray, on January 4, 1809 More

31 Days of Braille: Day 3

January 3, 2018

The controversy over braille literacy and the decline in braille usage since the 1950’s seems to center on More

31 Days of Braille: Day 2

January 2, 2018

One of the simplest ways to write a quick note or label in braille is to use a slate and stylus More

31 Days of Braille

January 1, 2018

January is Braille Literacy Awareness Month. Last week, a doctor asked me what I did for a profession, and I replied More

 

 

 

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