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  • Beginning Braille for Adults (Revised Edition, 2003)
    by Mabel Nading and Ramona Walhof
    This one-volume Braille manual presents the Braille alphabet and basic punctuation marks and incorporates Braille contractions from the start. The audio instructions include a lesson guide as well as a list of contractions and the associated rules of usage.
    Beginning Braille for Adults Braille Instructional Manual with Audio Guide on CD
    Order Information: Item LSA10; Braille; $15.00 | Order Now
    Beginning Braille for Adults Braille Instructional Manual with Audio Guide on Cassette
    Order Information: Item LSA11; Braille; $10.00 | Order Now
  • Braille Alphabet Cards
    Order Information: Item LBB86; Print; No Charge | Order Now
  • Braille: What Is It? What Does It Mean to the Blind? 
    Order Information: Item LBB25; Print; No Charge
  • BRAILLE SERIES

    Book 1-Uncontracted (Grade One) Braille
    Introduces the Braille alphabet, numbers and the most commonly used punctuation signs. Raised print letters are shown with each new Braille letter that is introduced. Includes writing exercises.
    Order Information: Item LSA15; Braille: $28.00
    Book 1-Uncontracted (Grade One) Braille
    Contains the text in print for a sighted individual assisting a Braille student.
    Order Information: Item LSA15; Print: $20.00
    Book 2-Contracted (Grade Two) Braille, Part 1
    Introduces approximately half of the Braille contractions. Includes simplified rules of contraction usage as well as writing exercises.
    Order Information: Item LSA16; Braille: $28.00
    Book 2-Contracted (Grade Two) Braille, Part 1
    Contains the text in print for a sighted individual assisting a Braille student.
    Order Information: Item LSA16; Print: $20.00
    Book 3-Contracted (Grade Two) Braille, Part 2
    Introduces the remainder of the Braille contractions. Includes simplified rules of contraction usage as well as writing exercises.
    Order Information: Item LSA17; Braille: $28.00
    Book 3-Contracted (Grade Two) Braille, Part 2
    Contains the text in print for a sighted individual assisting a Braille student.
    Order Information: Item LSA17; Print: $20.00 | Order Now

  • The Bridge to Braille Promotional Flyer and Order Form
    Order Information: Item: LSA77; Print; No Charge
  • Calendar (2014), Braille  
    Order Information: Item BBC14; Braille; No Charge
  • Jake and the Secret Code Video Package and Discussion Guide
    Viewers follow Jake, a young boy who learns about blindness and Braille from a blind man, as he visits the National Center for the Blind. Viewers are then encouraged to use the discussion guide to further explore what they've learned about blindness and Braille.  A component of the Braille Is Beautiful Diversity Awareness Program, this special offer includes the video Jake and the Secret Code on both VHS and DVD, along with the audiovisual discussion guide and the Braille writing demonstration guide.
    Order Information: Item LPA41DV; Various; $15.00 | Order Now
  • The McDuffy Reader
    The McDuffy Reader: A Braille Primer for Adults

    by Sharon L. Monthei
    This one-volume Braille instructional manual presents first the Braille alphabet and punctuation signs, then introduces the contractions in logical groups. All grade-two materials appear in correctly contracted Braille. Includes a chart of contractions and a description of the rules of usage for each set of contractions.
    Order Information: Item LSA105; Braille: $20.00
    The McDuffy Reader: A Braille Primer for Adults (Print Companion to Braille Manual)
    Contains the text in print for a sighted individual assisting a Braille student.
    Order Information: Item LSA105; Print: $15.00
    The McDuffy Reader: Student Guide (on cassette)
    Includes a lesson guide as well as tips on touch reading, instructions for writing Braille with a slate and using the Perkins Brailler, and suggestions for adapting Braille to the student's personal needs.
    Order Information: Item LSA21; Cassette: $10.00
    The McDuffy Reader: A Braille Primer for Adults
    Contains a lesson by lesson guide for the student textbook. Also, offers helpful suggestions on how to teach touch reading, slate writing, and Perkins Brailler usage, as well as a brief introduction to other Braille codes. An invaluable resource to Braille teachers using any curriculum.
    Order Information: Item LSA31; Braille/Print; $10.00 | Order Now
  • Nemeth Code Reference Sheet 
    Order Information: Item LBN43; Print; No Charge
  • Reading by Touch: Trials, Battles, and Discoveries
    by Pamela Lorimer
    Tells the story of how present-day Braille came into being. Describes the several codes that evolved prior to the acceptance of Braille as well as the major triumphs and sometimes bitter altercations that arose surrounding this area; all set against the backdrop of the thinking and events of the time.
    Order Information: Item LBR33; Braille: $35.00; Print: $20.00 | Order Now
  • The Slate Book: A Guide to the Slate and Stylus 
    A practical guide to one of the most critical tools in Braille education and literacy. In clear, concise language, the book covers every imaginable slate and stylus related topic.  Teachers will especially appreciate the suggestions for specific techniques--i.e., Making Flash Cards, Hints on Taking Notes, Working Math Problems, etc.--and the detailed, sequential practice exercises provided in Parts II and III. Also includes an extensive appendix of Suggestions for Teachers and a list of Sources of Braille Writing Supplies. 
    Order Information: Item LSA74; Braille: $8.00; Print: $14.00 | Order Now
  • That the Blind May Read 
    A 1995 documentary produced by the National Federation of the Blind about the Braille literacy crisis and the tragic consequences in the lives of blind adults who were denied Braille instruction as low vision children.
    17-minute video 
    Order Information: Item LPA29; Video Cassette; No Charge
    27-minute video 
    Order Information: Item LPA28; Video Cassette; No Charge
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If you would like to order any of these items, please contact the Independence Market for availability. You may contact us by e-mail at IndependenceMarket@nfb.org or by phone at 410-659-9314, extension 2216. For additional information, please refer to our Independence Market Literature Order Procedure.