Learner Opportunities

2018 Summer Camps at the Ohio State School for the Blind Summer camp opportunities for students in grades 2-12.  Applications due by 6/1/18.

NFB BELL Academy National Federation of the Blind Braille Enrichment for Learning and Literacy summer program for ages four through 12.

iBraille Challenge App Free ios app from the Braille Institute for use with an ipad and refreshable braille to practice reading comprehension, spelling, speed and accuracy, and proofreading.

On an occasional basis, adult braille learning opportunities are available throughout Ohio.  Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities can be contacted at OOD Office Of Communication OOD.OfficeOfCommunication@ood.ohio.gov by any adult who has interest in learning braille.

If you have multiple adult learners who need braille for their independence or employment, we encourage you to contact, Aspire Adult Education services at the Ohio Department of Higher Education.  They work with some vision service centers in the state to sponsor classes. For more information, contact them at:

Email: aspirestudents@highered.ohio.gov 
Phone: 833-8Aspire (833-827-7473)


Braille Curricula

Building on Patterns by APH Comprehensive literacy program available on Federal Quota Funds

Mangold Braille Program by Exceptional Teaching Reading program for teaching UEB, as well as both UEB and Nemeth number recognition.

Braille Too: The Next Generation Designed for secondary students who were formerly print readers.

BRAILLE FUNdamentals Comprehensive program written at three age levels for teaching the literary braille code.

Ducking Into UEB Comprehensive sequential series of reading and writing lessons for teaching both uncontracted and contracted UEB.

UN’s The One Comprehensive program written at three age levels for teaching uncontracted braille.

Unified English Braille (UEB) Practice Sentences Program of reading and writing exercises sequentially using all UEB contractions and common symbols to promote speed and accuracy.

I-M-Able: Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education Paperback by Diane P. Wormsley, Ph.D., presents student centered method for teaching children who have difficulties learning braille.


Professional Resources

AEROhio: The Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired of Ohio. 

Paths to Literacy Joint project between the Perkins School for the Blind and the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired to provide literacy information for blind and low vision learners.

Perkins School for the Blind eLearning Online professional development opportunities, videos, publications, and resource information.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Online learning opportunities, publications, and resource information.

Council for Exceptional Children Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness Organization for professionals in the field of special education offering webinars, resources, and conventions.


Dual Media Learners: Using Print and Braille

Paths to Literacy: Overview of Dual Media

Integrating Print and Braille: A Recipe for Literacy Editor Sharon Maneki

Learning and Using Print and Braille: A Study of Dual-media Learners, Part 1; Learning and Using Print and Braille: A Study of Dual-media Learners, Part 2