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Thursday, 15 October 2015

Learning braille can be a big psychological step, particularly if the decision comes after a young person’s sight has got worse. Sometimes learners or their families need help to see the positives. Take a look at these resources to help your work.


Lewis’s story

Lewis is 15 and his love of braille has just won him the junior prize in an international essay competition that celebrates braille. In his prize winning entry Lewis reflects on what it was like to be the only blind child in his school and the lengths his teachers went to, to help him overcome a reluctance to engage with braille.

Read Lewis Shaw’s inspirational essay

Kimberley’s story

In this short film Kimberley spells out the independence that being able to write braille brings her.

Perkins Classic Brailler - Kimberley shows us how easy her brailler is to use

Download a transcript of Kimberley talking about using her Perkin's brailler (15.66KB)


Fahima’s story

Or read what 16-year-old Fahima has to say about “When is the right time to learn braille”.


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