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Braille Literacy 

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...Increasing awareness and support for Braille literacy among blind children and adults.

For decades, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB)--the country's oldest and largest organization of blind persons--has been the leading champion of Braille literacy.  Offering a wealth of resources and knowledge, the NFB's Braille literacy program is the most comprehensive of its kind.

What We're Doing Now

  • - An online portal rich with Braille-related resources including access to: Braille literacy campaign materials, online modules to learn Braille, accurate information about Braille, current research about Braille and Braille literacy, NFB Braille literacy programs and resources, dynamic links to producers of Braille, sellers of Braille books, and other related sites that are found to provide quality Braille-related resources. 

  • Braille Literacy Programs

    • NFB ShareBraille--A consumer-driven online community allowing for the free exchange of used Braille books.

    • Braille Reading Pals--An early literacy program that gently encourages and rewards parents for reading daily with their blind or low vision children ages 0-7 (or older if the children have developmental delays) who are not yet reading.

    • Braille Readers are Leaders--A national contest for Braille students, kindergarten through twelfth grades and, this year, for adults!

    • BELL Academy--A demonstration program to help provide intensive Braille instruction to low vision children during the summer months. 

    • Braille Certification Training Program--Courses in literary, mathematics, and music transcribing as well as literary and mathematics proofreading for Library of Congress certification.

For More Information

National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
      at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: 410-659-9314
Fax: 410-685-5653