Future Reflections Fall 1991

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WHAT BLIND CHILDREN NEED

by Tim Day

Editor's Note: Tim is 7 years old and attends Roosevelt Elementary School in Bellingham, Washington, where he will be in the first grade this fall. This article was submitted in Braille with a print transcription. Tim's mother, Debbie Day, is an active and enthusiastic member of the National Federation of the Blind and its Northwest Parents Division. She also co-ordinates the Blindness and Adoption Network of the national NFB Parents of Blind Children Division

Blind children don't see. They must use a cane. Canes help a lot. Blind children must know what things are. Some blind children haven't been to a rectory. Some blind children haven't been in a taxi. Others haven't been in a motor home. Go see things with your children.

Blind children read Braille. They must have Braille books. Braille is fun! I like to read and write Braille. I have an electric Braille writer. It has one-handed extension keys because I have C.P. and my left hand is not strong. I have a Braille Speak and Spell and have learned how to spell lots of new words. I like to get a perfect score.

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