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Information About Braille


Braille Bug: a site designed by The American Foundation for the Blind to teach sighted children about braille with games, graphics, and activities.

Information about braille from the American Foundation for the Blind

Information about braille from Duxbury Systems

Tips on promoting your child's braille literacy skills from AFB

Information about braille technology from AFB

Information about Louis Braille from AFB

Information about Helen Keller from AFB

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Information About Eye Conditions and Vision


The Foundation for Retinal Research

Information about Albinism

Information about blindness and low vision from AFB

Information about eye care and vision impairments

The Low Vision Gateway

ROPARD: information about Retinopathy of Prematurity including information about a great resource book called "A Parents' Guide to the Development of their Child with Retinopathy of Prematurity."

VisionConnection: Your connection to vision information and an accessible community for people who are partially sighted or blind.

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Other Sources of Braille Materials for Children

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To search for a particular braille book, try APH's Louis database search!
If the book is available, it will tell you where!

The American Printing House for the Blind

Braille Bibles International
(Braille Bibles including a Twin Vision Children's Bible)

The Braille Institute

BRL: The Beulah Reimer Legacy for low-cost print-braille-and-picture books

Lutheran Braille Workers for free braille Bibles and other Christian material in many languages

Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund for textbooks and quick braille projects

The National Braille Press: Children's Book of the Month Club & other books

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Walking Along With My Dog book & CD
Walking Along With My Dog" is a fun-loving book about a little girl named Iris and her guide dog, Seemore.

List of Sources of Braille Children's Books and Magazines

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Helpful Organizations and Agencies


American Council of the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Blind Babies Foundation

Blind Children's Learning Center

BVI-Parents Listserv & Info a listserv & other resources for parents of VI children

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind

The Foundation Fighting Blindness

The Foundation for Blind Children

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Hadley School for the Blind (free correspondence courses re: braille etc.)

Helen Keller National Center

Independent Living Aids: low vision aids, braille games and watches, etc.

Jewish Guild for the Blind's National Tele-Support Network
On-going telephone support groups for parents of children with visual impairment.

Kansas Braille Transcription Institute Braille courses, and tactile American flags

Leader Dogs for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with visual impairments

Lighthouse International

Michigan Commission for the Blind

Michigan Department of Education--Low Incidence Outreach

The National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

National Association for Visually Handicapped

The National Braille Association

The National Federation of the Blind

The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Perkins School for the Blind

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Royal National Institute for the Blind, UK

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Other Good Resources and Lists


Paths to Literacy lots of great information about braille, research, technology, resources, etc.

VI Guide A listing of internet resources about visual impairments for parents and teachers

The Visually Impaired Information Center has hundreds of helpful links.

wonderbaby.org lots of helpful links re: playing with and teaching a blind and disabled baby.

Teaching Visually Impaired is a site loaded with ideas and resources for teaching students with visual impairments

Online resources about combined vision and hearing loss.

Deaf Linx lots of information on deafness, deaf culture, and ASL.

Deaf Websites the online deaf web directory.

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Fun Stuff


Braille Gifts: Braille embroidery, educational and user-friendly games and products for the blind

BRAILLEiant: Personalized braille necklaces and T-shirts

BumpyName Labels: Personalized (in print & braille) orbit labels for drink containers, etc.

Christiansen Designs: a producer of braille jewelry

Let Me See Kits: kits to help you add tactile representations to some of our Print-&-Braille books

Pip Squeakers: fun baby and toddler shoes that motivate with sound!

Squeaky Shoes: more fun shoes for toddlers and preschoolers

Tack-Tiles: fun Lego-type blocks with braille on them!

Uncle Goose Toys: braille alphabet blocks

Wikki Stix: waxy sticks which can be easily bent into shapes...great for tactile graphics, etc.

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