braille

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

Braille classes - (Pembrokeshire Blind Society)Service

Braille classes are held twice a month at Haverfordia House, Winch Lane, Haverfordwest.
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RNIB National Library Service - (RNIB)Service

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.
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Clearvision childrens' library - (Clearvision)Service

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.
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Access2books - (Access2books)Service

This charity produces and publishes high quality early years’ 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.
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Grants from RBS - (Royal Blind Society)Service

Grants 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.
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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.
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RNIB Transcriptions - (RNIB Cymru)Service

The service creates books and other print materials in all kinds of accessible formats - braille, large print, e-text, audio and tactile images.
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