Print-and-braille picture books are a wonderful way to introduce braille to blind or visually impaired children.
A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, and new goals. It might even mean a new school! These resources for parents and caregivers of children with special needs can help make the transition to a new school year easier. As you begin the new school year, you may have questions about your […]
In late June, LBPH hosted the BELL Academy’s 2017 Growing Readers and Growing Leaders program. Short for Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning, the BELL Academy is a program facilitated by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) that targets blind and low vision children. The program provides Braille and nonvisual skills instruction to children over the summer […]
Literacy doesn’t look the same for everyone, but it’s absolutely essential that we promote all kids of literacy, including braille literacy.
Did you know that only 10 percent of visually impaired children are learning to read braille? I think it’s fair to assume that the general sighted population would be outraged if this applied to them. So why has there been a decline in the number of individuals reading and writing braille? Braille is the building […]
When I first found out that a series of braille books for children was being published by a big name in the publishing industry, I thought it was too good to be true. A print publisher delving into the world of braille? And for kids? Believe it or not, it’s not too good to be […]
I love autumn. I love the crisp breezes, the rustling of the leaves, and the rich smell of the earth. Autumn always puts me in the mood to cook, too, because I associate many of my favorite flavors and dishes with the fall. I’ve kicked off my cooking spree with portobello mushroom stroganoff with thick […]
In case you haven’t heard, one of my favorite genres is Fantasy & Adventure. I haven’t been able to read anything fantastical or adventurous lately, but it just so happens that two of my favorite fantasy adventure novels have also been made into movies. I’ve been watching and reading these two since high school, and […]