Using the braille French code(TC20909), German code(TC20910) or Spanish code(TC20911) are available in print.Introduction to braille for sighted readersBraille alphabet cardThe Braille alphabet card(PR10223)shows the embossed braille alphabet, punctuation marks and numbers, together with the print translation. It is also available in Welsh (TC20802) - please call our Helpline on0303 123 9999 to place your order.Everyday brailleEveryday braille offers an introduction to braille for sighted friends and family. It explains the braille code and how useful even a little braille can be in making a difference to the life of a blind or partiallysighted person. The leaflet also covers braille production methods, daily uses and includes some reading exercises. It is available in print(TC20401) and contracted braille(TC20393).Crack the codeCrack the codeis full of activities, puzzles and jokes and is designed to introduce the uncontracted braille (grade 1) alphabet, simple punctuation and numbers. It should not take more than a couple of hours to complete. You can download if for free from ClearVision Library. rnib.org.uk
Have a Look at This! Learn to sight read contracted braille with this new book compiled and designed by Jill Pemberton. The A4 book uses enlarged print and a braille font to guide the sighted reader through the braille code in 21 “bite-sized” sections. Each section includes a puzzle inviting the reader to complete gapped sentences, create words in braille format, decipher dreadful jokes or solve simple logic problems. The book offers the beginner an insight into a fascinating subject; at the same time it could help sighted tutors, support workers, parents, friends and colleagues of visually impaired braille users. For further information or to order a copy contact [email protected]The braille trail - written by A Swenson and FM D'AndreaBased on the popular braille Bug, who happily inhabits American Federation for the Blind's website, these books offers students, parents, and teachers, a delightful and fascinating introduction to braille. Designed to teach sighted children about braille and encourage literacy among all children by using games, graphics and activities, along with a wealth of information on braille, assistive technology and the biographies of Helen Keller and LouisBraille. The braille trail activity book (ISBN 978 0 89128 863 3) andbraille parent/teachers guide (ISBN 978 0 89128 862 6) are available from American Foundation for the Blind.Buying and borrowing booksWays of readingFind reading materials in accessible formats for children of all ageswho are blind or partially sighted - for pleasure, information or school work with this free leaflet. Designed in collaboration with RNIB, Calibre Audio Library, ClearVision Library and National BlindChildren's Society, it is available free of charge in print(TC20923), contracted braille(TC20924) and on audio CD(TC20925). It can also be downloaded for free here.