TheraShare
Connecting families to their therapists, special educators, and physicians.
Braille
Resources:
Braille Books for Kids:
Braille & Low Vision Tools:
Metal Slate & Stylus
"Pins-Up" is the traditional
paper clips.
"Pins-Down" makes it easier
for beginners to proofread
their work!
Braille Labeler
Quick and easy to add Braille to
any toy or book... best part, you
don't have to be a pro at Braille
or even know Braille to use it!
Braille Institute
Offers 4 free Braille books a
quarter from their special
collection or 1 from their Dots for
and 1 Braille only book
Braille Lessons
15 lessons that you can complete to learn
the basics of the braille code
Braille Bug Site
Introduction to Braille from the AFB
Also links to information to
purchase
Braille Trail Activity Book.
Duxbury Systems
Free Downloads:
Perky Duck: Allows you to
use a standard keyboard to
type Braille.
Quick Tac: Allows you to
create basic pictures for a
Braille embosser.
Seedlings Braille Books:
purchase plus register with their Book
Angel Program for 2 free books a year.
Beulah Reimer Legacy
offers print/Braille children's
picture books at an affordable cost.
ReadBooks!  is a national children's
braille literacy program provided by
the National Braille Press to
encourage  families with blind
children to read print/braille books
together. (One free kit per family!)
For more Braille books and
resources visit
NBP.
APH offers many books
and resources to assist
learning for students
with visual impairments.
APH & the Dollywood Foundation are
pleased to announce a partnership that
expands
Dolly Parton's Imagination
Library program to provide young blind
& visually impaired children with
accessible books!
The Braille Superstore
(formerly the Braille Bookstore)
Independent Living Aids
Comprehensive selection of
low-vision, low-hearing, mobility,
professional, and daily living aids
Maxi-Aids
Comprehensive selection of
low-vision, low-hearing, mobility,
medical, professional, and daily
living aids
A great video produced by Perkins School
for the Blind as students and professionals
describing what braille means to them.
Hadley School offers
Family Education courses in Braille
Learning Braille:
View a copy of the English Braille Symbol Chart of
all Braille symbols and contractions or order one
from
National Braille Press
Braille Flashcards:
  color coded by contraction rules
SET
RULE
COLOR
1
Whole Words: Cannot add letters except with
a hyphen
Pale Pink
2
Whole Words: Low signs, can contact only
capital sign
Pale Green
3
Whole Words: Lower sign, preceded and
attached to word or syllable, not punctuation
or any low sign
Dark Green
4
Whole-part preference: Don’t use when part
falls in prefix or suffix
Pale Yellow
5
Part Word: Not used when they fall across
prefix or compound word
Pale Blue
6
Part Word: Lower, use only when first and
entire syllable of word doesn’t need to be its
own syllable
Bright Blue
7
Not used if it falls between prefix, suffix, or
compound words
* Can be used at the end of word
Orange
8
Endings: Middle or last only
Red
9
Apostrophe is only punctuation attached
when used as a whole word
Purple
10
Double letter signs used only within words.  
Cannot contact apostrophe or hyphens (these
are weaker signs)
Bright Yellow
11
People and Pronouns
Bright Pink
12
Other Contractions
White
13
Punctuation
Off-White