Tag Archives: Braille

Time to Sign Up for Braille Readers are Leaders!

Peanut loves a good competition–learn more and join him at the American Action Fund! From the mailbag: As part of its mission to promote Braille reading, the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is sponsoring Braille Readers Are … Continue reading

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TVI or future TVI looking for a summer gig? The NFB’s BELL Program may have the opportunity for you!

From the mailbag: Participate in the NFB BELL Academy Teacher Immersion Program Are you a teacher of blind students or a future teacher working on certification? Consider training and support with NFB BELL Academy.  Apply for the National Federation of … Continue reading

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Learn UEB Online!

Note:  I haven’t tested this program myself, so I can’t vouch for it.  I’m also fairly sure Nemeth is the preferred braille format for mathematics in the US rather than UEB math (particularly if your student is going to do … Continue reading

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BELL is coming to Kansas!

The National Federation of the Blind’s Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy is coming to Kansas City!  The Kansas session will be held from Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 21 at KSSB; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. … Continue reading

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Love Notes Available Again

If you happen to use Kellogg’s snacks for your kids, you may have noticed that they have a space to write notes to your kiddos on the front of the wrappers.  As explained on their Web site, Rice Krispies Treats’ … Continue reading

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Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation

From the mailbag: The National Braille Press’s Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation is now accepting entries! The Touch of Genius Prize was developed to inspire entrepreneurs, educators or inventors to continue the promotion of braille and tactile literacy for … Continue reading

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FREE (Yes, FREE!) Books for Big Kids

I love Seedlings:  their Book Angel program, among others, has been life-changing for our family.  I am delighted to share today’s From the Mailbag–a SEEDLINGS GIVEAWAY for older kids!!  This is quick and easy to do–you only need to snap a … Continue reading

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The Braille Institute’s Special Collection

It’s been a few years since I wrote about the Braille Institute’s Special Collection program, and at the time, Peanut was fairly new at Braille.  Now that he’s completed his first Braille Challenge, and I just got the Winter 2018 … Continue reading

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Ring my BELL

I am absolutely delighted to share that the NFB’s Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) academy is finally coming to Kansas City!!  Unfortunately, it conflicts with KSSB’s K-S.E.E. ESY program–the first week of BELL overlaps the last week of K-S.E.E.  … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Read Across America!!

Finally, I can say that my little boy loves to read.  It’s been a journey with many helpers over many years, but we are finally there.  He still prefers listening to audio books to reading with his fingers, but he’s … Continue reading

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