BRL: Braille through Remote Learning

Intro to Braille Course

Session 2 page
Session Objectives

Session Topics
  • Braille Alphabet
  • Writing Devices
  • Slate and Stylus
  • The Perkins Brailler
  • Computers and Braillers

  • Writing Exercise
  • Reading Exercise

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  • Session 2: The Alphabet; Braille Writing Devices

    Session 2 presents a detailed discussion on the braille alphabet and the algorithm for its creation. A discussion of the various types of braille writing devices, including the use of computers, will also be offered. This session presents the first opportunity for the student to complete a lab activity in reading and writing braille.

    Session Objectives

    Exercises for the Reader

    1. Carefully read all of the session readings.
    2. After completing both readings, complete two activities:
      1. read words written in braille. A text version of these braille words is provided for use with speech readers.
      2. using the word list, produce a brailled document of those words. Follow the instructions for submitting your document.