Braille Monitor                                                   February 2010

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The Betsy Zaborowski Conference Room in the NFB Jernigan Institute now features a fully accessible, interactive bulletin board.

The Betsy Zaborowski Conference Room in the NFB Jernigan Institute now features a fully accessible, interactive bulletin board. Developed by the Institute's Education team, the bulletin board serves two purposes: to showcase what the NFB Jernigan Institute is doing and to demonstrate for teachers how to make a fully accessible and attractive bulletin board.

The theme will change quarterly. This quarter the title of the bulletin board is "Braille Rocks." The board features all of the rock star Braille programs that the NFB Jernigan Institute currently operates. An electric-blue guitar is in the top right-hand corner of the display. Shooting out from the bottom of the guitar are three bands of colored fabric (purple, red, and green). Each band points to information about a Braille program, (the NFB BELL program, Braille Readers Are Leaders, and Braille Pals). Scattered across the black background are yellow wooden stars illustrating the twenty-six letters of the alphabet in print and Braille. A large button in the middle of the board provides an audio description of the Kenneth Jernigan Braille Books for Blind Children program and NFB ShareBraille. Small buttons scattered across the board provide additional facts about the code in an audio format. Posters in both print and Braille with information about the Institute's Braille programs appear throughout the display. Be sure to stop in to examine the board when you are next in Baltimore.


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