Yes, You Can Read Braille 110% Faster in 9 Months

29 May

Today’s encouraging post comes from Stephanie Martin, a current master’s student at Louisiana Tech University’s Institute on Blindness, where she is studying to become a teacher of blind students. The Institute on Blindness sets high expectations for its graduate students … Read More »

How to Make Bulletin Boards Accessible to Blind Students

22 May
"We Love Braille" bulletin board for blind students

As soon as children walk through the door into school, they are in a reading-rich environment thanks to the plethora of classroom signs, posters, calendars and—especially—bulletin boards. Sighted children take in the information incidentally by seeing it, but what about … Read More »

Slow Reading Speed: A Reading Problem, Not a Braille Problem

17 Apr

My second grade student knows the braille code and loves sharing it with her classmates, but her reading fluency did not match that of her sighted peers. She would try to guess at words after looking at the first couple … Read More »

Bell Ringer: Celebrating the Inaugural Test of the National Certification in Unified English Braille (NCUEB)

26 Mar
UEB test booklets

Pam Allen, director of the Louisiana Center for the Blind, rang the Freedom Bell in celebration of those who completed the inaugural National Certification in Unified English Braille. Twenty-one participants took the NCUEB on Feb. 28, including six LCB students … Read More »