Brailling Signs is Cool to Do

I got an email today from the Hadley School for the Blind telling about their new braille song, “Brailling Signs is Cool to Do.”  Maybe it’s because I like the song it parodies, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” but I think the song’s fabulous.  It’s designed to raise awareness of the importance of braille signage–and yes, it even addresses that pesky question of “why is there braille on the drive-up ATM?”

You can hear the song by visiting http://www.hadley.edu/resources_list_detail.asp?resourceid=33#hat.  I’ve pasted the lyrics below:

(parody on “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” 1962, Neil Sedaka)

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Brailling signs is cool to do!

Verse 1:
I need to find Room 109,
But this building has no braille signs.
We should give these folks a clue
That brailling signs is cool to do.

Verse 2:
Here’s a machine. What does it sell?
There’s no braille here so I can’t tell.
We want signs we can read too.
So brailling signs is cool to do!

Bridge:
You know it’s up to us to spread the news
‘Cause no one wants the No Braille Blues.
Don’t say that it costs too much,
When we can read the signs we need in braille with just a simple touch.

Verse 3:
The elevator stopped, but on which floor?
Now I need to find the restroom door.
Spread the word. You know it’s true
That brailling signs is cool to do!

Bridge Repeated:
You know it’s up to us to spread the news
‘Cause no one wants the No Braille Blues.
Don’t say that it costs too much,
When we can read the signs we need in braille with just a simple touch.

Verse 4:
ATM’s are made for me and you,
So why’s the braille one in the bank’s drive through
Let’s keep on pushin’! There are still too few,
And brailling signs is cool to do!

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