About Dot Power

Dot Power is a program for young children whose primary reading medium is braille.

Based around the Expanded Core Curriculum, Dot Power is designed to encourage students to get as much braille under their fingers as is possible in one day!

Eligible Victorian students from 4 years old (pre-school) to Year 3 are invited to participate in the SVRC Dot Power Program.

Prior to 2018, Dot Power has been a termly day at the SVRC, where students participate in group activities designed to offer opportunities to read and write braille. 1:1 assistance is provided as required. Each day features a theme: a postman delivering letters, a mother bird feeding its babies, pizza-making, braille music, the Paralympics etc.

Dot Power is also an extremely valuable learning opportunity for family members, ES staff and teachers to find out how best to include students who are blind in educational activities.

One recommendation of the review of SVRC in 2017, was to increase the number of Dot Power days. We also have an increased number of students eligible to attend, so for Terms 2, 3 and 4 this year we will invite the younger children to the already scheduled days and the older children to a second day a bit later in each term.

2018 Dot Power Days will be:

Term 2

May 8 – for children pre-school to Foundation (prep)

NEW DATE June 19 – for children in Year 1 to 3

Term 3

August 7 – for children pre-school to Foundation (prep)

NEW DATE September 11 – for children in Year 1 to 3

Term 4

October 30 – for children pre-school to Foundation (prep)

NEW DATE November 13 – for children in Year 1 to 3

Please note: Dot Power days and all the materials for them are very carefully prepared for the children that we know are coming. We definitely need RSVPs from families, and staff who are intending to come to any of these days.

Each day features a theme: a postman delivering letters, a mother bird feeding its babies, pizza-making, braille music, the Paralympics etc.

Listen to the Dot Power songs

Downloadable programs including the outline and aims for previous Dot Power days, with supporting braille and print resources are available in the Dot Power Archive.

If you’d like more information about Dot Power, please feel free to contact us.