Top 3 recommendations:
1. TSBVI's free online library (To read the ebraille files, you will need to install a braille font on your computer.)
2. Seedlings Braille Books for Children (Call or email to request the braille to be embossed on one side of the page; this is ideal for sight-reading braille)
3. National Braille Press (They have embossed braille and ebraille files.)
How to install a braille font (video)
Braille Adventures is a general group for everyone who is interested in learning braille, whereas UEB Study Group is for students taking the National Library of Congress (NLS) Literary Braille Certification course.
Everyone is welcome to join the UEB Study Group, but the topics will relate to braille transcription, which might be over a beginner's head if they are learning the alphabet in braille.
UEB stands for Unified English Braille. UEB is the braille code that we use in the United States. We have joined five other English-speaking countries in writing braille the same way. We are "unified" in how we write braille. This means you can pick up a braille book from Australia and be able to read the braille.
In 2016, the United States adopted a new way of writing braille. We switched from using English Braille American Edition (EBAE) to Unified English Braille (UEB). It is helpful to know how to read both, BUT if you are learning the basics, I recommend you learn UEB first.
At this time we do not offer grading, nor do we review your homework.
Louis Braille invented braille in the early 1800s in France.
While studying tactile, interactive art in college, Elizabeth came across a picture book for people who are blind or low vision. The book had raised pictures and braille! The tactile picture book was a perfect blend of everything she loves: interactive art and codes!
How I got into Braille (video)
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