Anyone can learn braille and, like anything else, the more you practise, the better you get. We offer a range of courses and training sessions, as well as some free resources and fun introductions to braille.
Download our Learning braille: course and resources for adults factsheet for information on braille courses.
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:
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.
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 [email protected]
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.
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