Learning braille

Anyone can learn braille and, like anything else, the more you practice, the better you get. We offer a range of courses and training sessions, as well as some free resources and fun introductions to braille.

We believe braille is a vital tool for anyone who is blind or partially sighted. Whatever age you are, why not give learning braille a go.  Don't just take our word for it that learning braille is worth it. Listen to what braille users of all ages say about how they found learning braille:

Ways to learn braille

Learning the braille code is relatively simple, although it can take a while to train your fingers to sense the dots by touch. Whether you are learning braille for yourself or to support someone else, we have resources that can help you. Our learning section has a wealth of information about learning braille and the courses and support we can provide, including learning resources for both touch and sight learners.

Losing your sight?

If you're losing your sight and you're considering learning braille, we'd recommend that you learn braille by touch rather than by sight. If you need support coming to terms with your sight condition, you can call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email helpline@rnib.org.uk

Braille or Moon?

Moon is an alternative to braille. It uses raised shapes to represent letters and words. It can be considered easier to learn than braille, especially for those who lose their sight later in life. It can also be useful for people who have sight loss and learning difficulties.

Try braille for yourself:

Braille alphabet card

The braille alphabet card shows the embossed braille alphabet, punctuation marks and numbers, together with the print translation. The braille alphabet card shows the embossed braille alphabet, punctuation marks and numbers, together with the print translation.  For more information please contact our helpline on 0303 123 9999 and quote product code: PR10223

Products for reading and writing braille

Whether new to learning braille, supporting someone who reads braille or an experienced braillist, we have everything you need. 


Shop braille products

Join us for RNIB Read, wear dots and raise lots to help us support people with sight loss. Help us support braille this October

We're asking people to show their support for our braille services this October by holding their own Wear dots...raise lots event.
Visit the Wear dots...raise lots pages to get involved and recieve your free fundraising pack.