The Computer Braille Code Made Easy, 3rd edition, is a manual for teaching the braille computer code for individuals who are blind or have low vision. It describes the computer code, one step at a time. Each new concept is clearly explained with ample examples to drive home the point. This third edition includes tips on how to read e-mail and web addresses. OPTIONS: Print or braille.
The Bridge to Braille is a manual for teaching braille to children who are blind or have low vision. It is a step-by-step guide that shows parents and teachers how to help blind children progress from early literacy experiences all the way to full participation in the classroom. Topics include reading and math readiness, braille reading and writing techniques, the Nemeth braille math code, techniques for doing math in braille, literary and textbook format, correcting and editing braille, how to
A Braille Spelling Dictionary for Beginning Writers is a manual for teaching braille spelling to students who are blind or have low vision. This one-volume braille dictionary contains 1,400 words, listed alphabetically without definitions, enabling elementary school-age children to look up the spelling of words independently. The dictionary is in both print and braille, so sighted and blind children and teachers or parents can use it together.
Primary Phonics Set 1, by Barbara W. Makar, is a braille reading tutorial program designed for children who are blind or have low vision. It includes ten storybooks, each containing a short story that introduces consonants, various sight words, and short vowels (a, e, i, o, u) as part of the reading experience. The text on each page is presented in large print, grade 1 braille, and grade 2 braille. For students with low vision, there are also illustrations. Each of the ten storybooks is approxim
Books on CD-ROM are digital book libraries designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each CD-ROM library contains hundreds of titles in unencrypted electronic text format. Most titles date from before 1920 and are out of copyright. The books are readable with a wide variety of voice output and large print devices and software, so readers can control type size, font, and other characteristics of presentation to suit their needs and tastes. The plain text books on these CD-
PortaBooks are braille books formatted as Grade 2 braille files on disk, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. A variety of titles are available in this format, ranging from A Manual for Living to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. These books are in a plain braille format, containing only symbols for braille characters, carriage returns, and spaces. They can be read without special software using a braille reading device such as a Bookworm; a notetaker with a brail
The National Braille Press Catalog lists braille books and magazines for sale. Sample titles include TAKE CHARGE: A STRATEGIC GUIDE FOR BLIND JOB SEEKERS, and OUR SPECIAL magazine, as well as SYNDICATED COLUMNISTS WEEKLY newspaper and selected children's books. Some titles are available on cassette or PortaBook (a disk containing a Grade 2 braille file that is formatted to be read easily by a braille reading device, braille notetaker, or computer with a braille display). The catalog is available
The Computer Reference Cards are braille computer instruction cards and reference guides. Cards are available for: WordPerfect 5.1 and 6.0, ProComm Plus 2.01, dBase IV (including 3.0 commands). One volume quick reference guides are available for Lotus 1-2-3 and MS-DOS 5.0.
Beginning with Braille, by Anna Swenson, is a braille instruction manual designed for use by teachers of students who are blind or have low vision. This is the braille edition of Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy, published by AFB Press (see separate entry). This book contains real-life case studies of beginning reading and writing instruction, with practical teacher-friendly strategies for getting students started toward braille literacy.
Cooking with Feeling, by Deborah DeBord, is a braille cookbook designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This cookbook describes 180 adaptive culinary techniques for blind cooks, along with the author's recipes and favorite recipes from such cookbooks as The New Basics Cookbook, Moosewood Cookbook, and the Country Gourmet Cookbook. It is available in Portabook (electronic braille) format on CD-ROM or floppy disk or as a download.
The Middle East Map is a tactile map designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This Thermoform map shows Iraq, Afghanistan, neighboring countries, and surrounding bodies of water, with a braille legend or key for reading the map. The map enables the user to visualize the region as a whole.