Braille Classes

Woman teaching man to read a braille book

Progress Center and Independent Living Radio encourage more peopleto learn the Braille system. Braille is a system of raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or who are visually impaired. Braille is used by thousands of people all over the world in their native languages, and provides a means of literacy for all. But due to the adapted technology, every day fewer people use the Braille system. We must remember that technology has no word of honor and often fails, therefore learning how to read braille with your fingers is of great importance.

We invite any person regardless of whether or not they have a disability to learn the Braille system. The braille equivalent of paper and pencil is the slate and stylus. This consists of a slate or template with evenly spaced depressions for the dots of braille cells, and a stylus for creating the individual braille dots. With paper placed in the slate, tactile dots are made by pushing the pointed end of the stylus into the paper over the depressions.

Since its development in France by Louis Braille, braille has become not only an effective means of communication, but also an essential opportunity for achieving and enhancing literacy for people who are blind or have significant vision loss.


  1. Braille History
  2. Evaluation

Braille without Contractions:

  1. Introduction to basic structure of the braille cell.
  • Alphabet
  • Peg board
  1. The Slate and Stylus
  • Positioning the paper
  • Write a line in the complete cell
  • Write a line using each letter of the alphabet
  • Writing exercises
  • Write a list or récipe
  1. The Braille Machine
  • Introduction to the Braille machine
  • Orientation to the keys
  • Write a line with each letter of the alphabet
  • Writing exercises

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