Definition: A tactile writing system used by visually impaired people.
Category: Accessible Media
Credit: Vision in Wales
Source: Vision in Wales
Service descriptions mentioning the term
Braille classes - (Pembrokeshire Blind Society)ServiceBraille
classes are held twice a month at Haverfordia House, Winch Lane, Haverfordwest.
RNIB National Library Service is the largest library in the UK for readers with sight loss. They offer a wide choice of fiction and non-fiction books in audio, braille
and giant print for adults and children
ClearVision is a UK postal lending library of mainstream children
's books with added braille
. Our books all have braille (or Moon), print and pictures, making them suitable for visually-impaired and sighted children and adults to share. There are over 13,000 books in the collection, including tactile board books, simple stories for young children and stimulating books for newly fluent readers. We have fiction and non-fiction in uncontracted (grade 1) and contracted (grade 2) braille.
This charity produces and publishes high quality early yearsâ€™ books in dual format - giant print (75pt) & braille
- with illustrations. The design enables braille or large print readers to read without obscuring the text or illustrations; and therefore gives children
and adults the opportunity to read together, forming both educational and social relationships. Books can be purchased, & are also available for loan from some Welsh libraries.
Grants from RBS - (Royal Blind Society)ServiceGrants
can be made to blind & vi
people on low incomes. Examples of how they can be used are:
IT equipment; reading and literacy aids ; to help pay household bills; to fund work-related training
; to buy specialist medical
equipment such as thick-lens spectacles; to provide daily living
aids such as a washing machine with Braille
controls; to meet emergencies and unforeseen needs.
Further education courses - (Royal National College for the Blind (RNC))Service
RNC offers a wide range of further education courses for visually impaired
students at its site in Hereford. Subjects include braille
and independent living skills in addition to various BTec, GCSE, A and AS level courses.
The service creates books and other print materials in all kinds of accessible formats - braille
, large print, e-text, audio and tactile image