What is Braille?
Braille is a system of raised dots which can read by touch. It is possible to represent anything in print using braille which can then be read tactually by blind people. For further information visit:
- UEB – Unified English Braille – the braille code used in Australia and other English-speaking countries
- The tactual learner – includes links to a range of teaching ideas and resources
- Educational support for students who are blind – booklet from the SVRC Braille Day (pdf)
Hear the story of Louis Braille who developed braille as a system of writing for the blind around 200 years ago – as told by Denise Probert, Visiting Teacher.
More About Braille
- APH Museum – online resource includes educational history of blind people, notable blind people etc
- Australian Braille Authority – oversees the development and maintenance of braille in Australia
- Braille Bug – teaches sighted children about braille and includes worksheets and the history of braille
- Braille.org – information and resources from the National Federation of the Blind
- BrailleNote Apex Training Videos – developed by HumanWare
- Perkins Museum – online resource includes historical information about the teaching of reading and writing, science and maths, famous people, sports etc
- Selecting children’s picture books that feature blind characters – article from Future Reflections by Barbara Cheadle
- Wikipedia’s entry about braille – history of braille and more
For more information, please see The Tactual Learner page.