Louis Braille Timeline Game
Every year on January 4th, students can play this game in honor of Louis Braille's birthday. This is a fun way to review the events of Louis Braille's life and to learn about why he is such an important figure. In addition, students can enjoy practicing sequencing dates and years.
12 things you probably don't know about braille
10 things you probably don't know about braille! Braille is named after its creator, Louis Braille, and uses combinations of raised dots to spell out letters and punctuation. Around the world, people who are blind read braille with their fingertips and can write it using devices like the Perkins Brailler. But that’s not the whole story about braille. For example…
All About Braille Printables: Bingo, Spelling Practice, Braille Alphabet Cards
Many classroom units cover famous blind people using Braille, including Louis Braille and Helen Keller. This lesson packet includes activities for sighted students to practice learning the Braille Code with fun activity sheets. Many of the activities can be used in centers, whole group instruction or sent home for spelling homework.
What did Helen Keller use to read and write? | Perkins School for the Blind
This booklet from 1915 shows Boston Line Type, a tactile version of the standard alphabet, and Standard Dot, a compromise between the various raised-dot systems in use at the time.Helen Keller came to Perkins when many competing systems for reading and writing for people with blindness were being used, invented and reinvented. These systems included raised-dot alphabets like English Braille, American Braille and New York Point; embossed Roman alphabets, namely Samuel Gridley Howe...