Braille Information for Teachers
Braille, first developed in 1820, is one of the most important tools for blind students in obtaining a quality education and going on to be successful in the workplace. However, only about 10 percent of blind children are taught to read Braille in school, in part because of the misconceptions about the code. We need you, as teachers, to help us spread the word about the importance of Braille to blind students. In this section, you will find information and resources about Braille in general, teaching Braille, Braille programs, and Braille legislation.
Braille Articles and Research
Literacy: The Key to Opportunity
Proponents Say the Decline in Braille Instruction Is Leading to Illiteracy
Technology, Braille, the Nemeth Code, and Jobs
Braille and the Preschooler
Research Study: Early Braille Education Vital in Establishing Lifelong Literacy
The Impact of Braille Reading on Employment, Income, Education, and Reading Habits
She Makes Braille Look Easy
Braille Contractions--Are They Really So Hard?
Building Braille Reading Speed: Some Helpful Suggestions
Braille Reading Speed: Are You Willing to Do What It Takes?
Emerging Victorious: How Braille Reading Pals and Similar Programs Are Promoting a More Literate Generation of Blind Children
Braille, Motivation, and Useless Trivia: How I Got on Jeopardy
Helpful Hints About Teaching Braille Reading
Braille: A Renaissance
Can Braille Change the Future?
A Morsel to Chew On
Bridge to Braille: Reading and School Success for the Young Blind Child
American Action Fund Handbook of Braille Contractions
The McDuffy Reader
The World Under My Fingers: Personal Reflections on Braille (Third Edition)
Braille Writing Supplies
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Braille Authority of North America
Hadley School for the Blind (family Braille courses)
Braille Literacy Information Packet
Braille and the Law