Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hands On

There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back.
~Jim Fiebig


A bit of Braille today:

A hand reading wood-carved Braille code
photo by Christophe Moustier

Braille on an old model of L√ľneburg
by Egbert Broerken
photo by Martina Nolte

Braille Texture
photo by Jason Pearce

A blind man writing with the Mauler machine

Braille at the Musee, Calais
photo by Miko59

Lit Braille
photo by Tim Collins

Louis Braille's birthplace
photo by Renaud Camus

Braille Calendar
by the green squirrel


Makerbot=Dorm Room Braille Factory
photo by langfordw

Deer, Wildlife Foundation
by Ogilvy
photo by Site Marca

Google Braille T-shirt
photo by Glenda Sims

Links:

* A short biography of Louis Braille
* Braille lessons
* Braille alphabet poster
* Louis Braille Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit
* Free Braille and Talking Book App from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download Service
* Creating Tactile Books (for parents and caregivers)
* Braille Challenge, the national reading and writing contest in braille for blind and visually impaired students
* Braille Scrabble game

3 comments:

HWY said...

Great topic today, Tabatha, and a learning experience, too.

Enjoyed seeing the Mauler machine; quite a gadget!

It was also interesting to see all the color (like the t-shirt) and forms (like the deer) used. Obviously that was meant for to draw the sighted eye (or maybe the partially impaired?).

Tabatha said...

I think the Braille deer can actually be read -- it talks about the pampas deer and its risk of extinction. I'm not sure how hard it is to read, though!

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

That deer has me thinking...such variety, Tabatha...and I love the one on the beach, too. I had a blind roommate, once, and I have to confess to being fascinated watching her read. Like a pianist, it was.