Future Reflections         Special Issue: A Celebration of Braille

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St. Lucy Day School Creates a Braille-Rich Environment

A Braille-rich environment includes Braille on hallway bulletin boards and art displays.Editor’s Note: After I read the delightfully informative piece from Sister Elaine about “Braille: What It Is and What It Is Not,” I had the inspiration to ask her to include a bulleted list of how St. Lucy supports Braille for its students. Established in 1955, St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments is a Roman Catholic school for blind children in Philadelphia. The list below, I’m told, is just a sampling of the many ways that Braille is embedded throughout the school’s programs. It might be instructive for you--our readers--to use this list and conduct your own ‘compare and contrast’ analysis of how your state school for the blind and visually impaired ranks in supporting Braille literacy. Here’s how St. Lucy supports Braille:

From Sister Elaine: St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments supports Braille literacy on every level ranging from theoretical to practical, academic to recreational, and required to inspirational.

This is not an exhaustive list of our support for Braille literacy, but I think it demonstrates on which side of the issue we stand.

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