Future Reflections                                                                                                 Special Issue 2004

(back) (next) (contents)

The Bridge to Braille

Reading and School Success for the Young Blind Child
Carol Castellano                         Dawn Kosman
Illustrated by Lynne Cucco

The Bridge to Braille is a practical, step-by-step guide that shows parents and teachers how to help blind children progress from early literacy experiences all the way to full participation in the classroom.  This book demystifies the education of blind children and enables parents and teachers to give ordinary help with spelling, homework, reports, and projects to children who happen to be blind.  Topics included in the book:

Adapting Materials                          A Quick Braille Lesson                    Using Technology
Beginning Braille Reading               Braille Writing in the Classroom      Indepenence in the Classroom
Doing Math in Braille                          Resources                                        About Braille Books


“Now I understand what to do to get my son off to a good start in school.  Parents need this information right from the beginning, when their blind child is a baby.”
                                                                                    - Amy Kaiser, Parent of a blind child

“A much-needed adjunct to the information shared by a busy Braille teacher...The Bridge to Braille should be in the hands of every teacher who is going to have a blind student in class!”
                                                                                     - Debbie DeHaven, First Grade Teacher

The Bridge to Braille is available from:
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children


Order Form

Name ____________________________________ Phone (        ) __________________


                 Number and Street                              City                  State               Zip

The Bridge to Braille  Quantity ____  @12.00 + $5.00 (S&H) = _______ (Total Due)

Make check or money order payable to NFB and mail with this form to:

Materials Center, National Center for the Blind
1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD  21230-4998
Phone: (410) 659-9314       Email:  [email protected]     Web site: www.nfb.org

(back) (next) (contents)