2009-09-11-The Braille Literacy Crisismany other important personal reasons to learn Braille. You can keep your own records. You can write notes to yourself. With Brailleyou can keep lists of personal phone number, addresses, as well asfavorite recipes. Braille clothing tags allow you to choose your own clothing and labeling appliances make kitchen work easier.At Hadley we feel labeling is not only important, but very motivating to the new student learning Braille. Halfway through our Braille Literacy 2 course our students are sent a Braille labeler. They are required to make labels as part of their assignment. We ask our students to make labels for their shoeboxes, cleaning products, andfood items. There are numerous organizational tasks that Braille affords the user.Many of our students indicate that they enjoy reading for pleasure. We often ask our students learning Braille what they hope to do with their new skills. Many indicate that it is their desire to read the Bible, to read for pleasure, and to read to their grandchildren and children. That’s what motivates them. One student indicated how important Braille is for her own pleasure. She shared this quote about reading for enjoyment, not only to herself but her grandson.