Braille Monitor                  August/September 2021

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Independence Market Corner

by Terry Boone

As a service to our members and the general public, the National Federation of the Blind operates a blindness products store known as the Independence Market, which sells mostly low-tech items, designed to enhance the every-day independence of blind people. We will be highlighting a different product every month and listing sale products from time to time.


Braille Alphabet Blocks: Introduce your young child to Braille with these twenty-eight wooden ABC blocks. Each individual 1-3/4 inch square block features two lowercase engraved print letters with corresponding Braille signs, as well as pictures of the sign language alphabet. Ages two and up. AIG40B $28.00

Braille/Print Raised Shapes Counting Cards: Teach shape and number recognition as well as pre-reading and pre-math skills through various activities and games with these cards. This kit features four sets of eleven white plastic 4-1/2 × 5-1/2 inch cards. Each set focuses on a shape (circles, squares, stars, and triangles) and includes a card for the numbers zero through ten in Braille and raised print together with the corresponding number of raised shapes. Includes an activity guide in print and Braille. AIG84B $25.00


Modular Instruction for Individual Cane Travel: LSA01P $5.00
Cube Clock: AIC01T $5.00
Egg Separator: AIK04E $2.00
Atomic Talking Travel Clock: AIC42T $15.00

For more information about the products available from the Independence Market, contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at (410) 659-9314, extension 2216, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time. Our staff will be happy to assist.

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