Braille in the Classroom

PRCVI staff holds up a Perkins brailler in front of a class

It’s no secret that we love braille at PRCVI! And we always look forward to bringing some of that enthusiasm into classrooms.

Recently, a teacher of students with visual impairments invited us into one of their student’s middle school classrooms for an introduction to braille lesson. The students learned about the braille cell, dot numbers, alphabet, and capital indicator. They then had an opportunity o write sentences and to create a bookmark with their name in braille.

IBookmark with "Jordyn is the best" in print and braillen addition, the students were introduced to the human guide technique and etiquette around offering assistance.

Are you a TSVI in BC interested in some outreach in your students’ classrooms? Get in touch with us and we’ll be glad to come out!


About the author

Jen Jesso

I have worked in various roles in the field of visual impairment since 2007. In addition to working as a teacher of students with visual impairments, I recently completed coursework to become an orientation and mobility specialist. I have been fortunate to work with the fantastic team at PRCVI since 2014.

I enjoy many aspects of my role at PRCVI, but highlights include working with teachers of students with visual impairments and their students on outreach visits and working on PRCVI initiatives and projects.

Outside of work, my interests include reading, computer programming, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.

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