What Is Braille?

Author: Deborah Kent

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1464610622

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4464

Many people who are blind learn Braille in order to read. This innovative code allows them to read everything from popular books to maps and signs as well as write their own books? Readers will learn the history of Braille, how it has developed, and how it is used by some young people featured in this book.

What Is Braille?

Author: Deborah Kent

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766044408

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3532

Many people who are blind learn Braille in order to read. This innovative code allows them to read everything from popular books to maps and signs as well as write their own books? Readers will learn the history of Braille, how it has developed, and how it is used by some young people featured in this book.

What Is Braille?

Author: Deborah Kent

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1464401551

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9447

"Discusses the history of Braille and how the blind community uses it in everyday life"--

Six Dots

A Story of Young Louis Braille

Author: Jennifer Bryant

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0449813371

Category: Blind teachers

Page: 36

View: 1017

Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read. Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him. And so he invented his own alphabet a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.

Who Was Louis Braille?

Author: Margaret Frith,Who Hq

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0448479036

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 5141

Examines the life and times of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who developed the system of raised dots by which blind people read and write.

Touch the Sun

A NASA Braille Book

Author: Noreen Grice

Publisher: Ardent Media


Category: Science

Page: 68

View: 1761

C.1 ST. AID AMAZON. 05-21-2007. $17.95.

Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind

Author: Margaret Davidson

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780812498226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 5299

Blinded at the age of 3, Louis Braille developed a superb memory that enabled him to do well in school. But that wasn't enough--Louis wanted to read. Finding the alphabet impractical, he invented the raised dot alphabet, Braille, now used throughout the world.

What If?

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Author: Randall Munroe

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544272994

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 2099

The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.

Louis Braille

A Touch of Genius

Author: C. Michael Mellor

Publisher: National Braille Press

ISBN: 0939173700

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 133

View: 3326

Louis Braille: A Touch of Genius is the first ever, full-color biography to include thirty-one of his extant letters, some written by his own hand, and translated into English for the first time.Three great men were born in the early weeks of January 1809: Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, and Louis Braille. Only one has remained virtually unknown ? the man who invented a means of reading and writing still used today in almost every country in the world, adapted to almost every known language from Albanian to Zulu.Born sighted, Louis Braille accidentally blinded himself at the age of 3. He was lucky enough to be sent to a school for blind children in Paris, one of the first in the world. There, at the age of sixteen, he worked tirelessly on a revolutionary system of finger reading that became braille. He was a talented musician, astute businessman, and genius inventor ? collaborating with another Frenchman to invent the first dot-matrix printer around 1840.

Working with braille

a study of braille as a medium of communication

Author: Barry Hampshire

Publisher: United Nations Educational


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 177

View: 2390

It Can't Be True!

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465421254

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 2866

It Can't be True! lets you in on life's little secrets that seem unbelievable--but are totally true. For example: Did you know that the Moon is the same size as Australia? Or that a blue whale's heart is as large as a car? Explore a world of subjects, from the tiniest microchips to the massive, swirling planet Jupiter, with stunning photographs and images to help you visualise and understand each comparison. Learning is made easy and fun with amazing pictures and graphics that describe incredible facts to satisfy even the most curious children. With easy-to-read headlines and simple explanations, It Can't be True! is the first book of its kind to deliver a major "Wow!" moment as you turn each page. Full of the most recent, verified facts and statistics full of facts that prove truth is stranger than fiction It Can't be True! is the definitive "Did you know...?" explorer's guide.

The World's Writing Systems

Author: Peter T. Daniels

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195079930

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 920

View: 3395

Documents the history of writing to the present day. Covers every script officially used throughout the world.

Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy

Author: Frances Mary D'Andrea,American Foundation for the Blind

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891289364

Category: Education

Page: 457

View: 9230

This award-winning handbook gives teachers specific strategies and methodologies for teaching braille. It offers in-depth information on techniques for working with children at all levels of learning, with congenital or adventitious visual impairments, those with additional disabilities, and students who are just learning English. It also contains information on assessment and technology, as well as convenient assessment forms. Instructional Strategies offers a wealth of information and practical tips for new practitioners and seasoned professionals alike

Louis Braille


Author: Jennifer Bryant

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780791020777

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 111

View: 3697

A look at the inventor of the raised dot system who overcame his own blindness and helped others to read.

Braille for the Sighted

Author: S. Harold Collins,Jane Schneider,Kathy Kifer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780931993954

Category: Education

Page: 31

View: 8125

Introduction to Braille for those who are sighted: Activity book to learn alphabet & numbers (raised dots on the cover).

Reading by Touch

Author: Susanna Millar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134916124

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 4478

Reading, using vision or touch, translates abstact marks on a page into an understanding of ideas. The perceptual, linguistic and cognitive processes involved in sighted reading have been widely studied, but the use of touch raises new issues. Drawing on her research with novice and fluent braille readers, Susanna Millar examines how people initially process braille and how skill with sounds, words, meaning and spelling patterns influence processing. The main focus is on braille but findings on the 'Moon' script, vibrotactile devices, maps and 'icons' are also considered in the context of their practical implications and access to computer technology. Reading by Touch will be of enormous interest to all teachers and students of tactual reading systems, and makes a significant contribution to theories in cognitive and developmental psychology.

Braille Literacy

A Functional Approach

Author: Diane P. Wormsley

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891288763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

View: 654

Teachers whose students are challenged by learning braille will welcome this innovative, step-by-step guide. Whether students' learning problems stem from additional physical or cognitive disabilities, the inability to speak English well, or difficulty in making the transition from print to braille, this resource will help you help them. Equally effective for teaching braille reading and writing to children or adults, Braille Literacy uses a functional approach based on concepts and vocabulary that have meaning and utility to the student. Key areas discussed include creating braille-rich environments, selecting and teaching key words, teaching tactile perception skills, encouraging writing skills, creating stories, and keeping records. Other sections focus on ways to reach special groups, such as learners with mild to moderate cognitive impairments, severe to profound cognitive impairments, or multiple physical and cognitive impairments. Sample forms help you put the program into action.

The Book of Mormon

An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Book of Mormon

Page: 623

View: 1116