Bringing Braille Basics Home Videos

This short series of videos will help you begin to learn braille. These videos introduce the foundations of literary braille code: using the braille embosser and making braille including – letters, basic punctuation, and numbers. These resources also feature practice sheets, which serve as a valuable tool for reinforcement. After watching the videos, you can utilize these sheets to practice the skills presented in each lesson. This approach allows for ongoing development, enabling you to continually work on and improve the skills covered in each lesson

The instructor in the videos utilizes Perky Duck, a complimentary software available for both Windows and Mac operating systems. This tool transforms your keyboard into a virtual braille writer, facilitating the learning of braille typing. Additionally, another viable option is BrailleBlaster by APH, compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Distinguished by its focus on braille transcription, BrailleBlaster is particularly adept at converting textbooks and extensive documents into braille. This feature may prove invaluable in collaboration with your Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI), who can print these documents in braille for you. Notably, BrailleBlaster ensures precise braille translation in both Unified English Braille (UEB) and English Braille American Edition (EBAE) formats.


Letters A-J

Bringing Braille Basics Home Video Letters a-j lowercase

Letters k-t

Bringing Braille Basics Home Video Letters k-t lowercase

Letters u-z

Bringing Braille Basics Home Video Letters u-z lowercase

Capital Indicator and Punctuation

0-9 & Number Indicator

After completing the videos and practice pages found here, you may feel ready to learn contractions and more advanced braille skills to keep up with your child’s braille journey. APH has additional learning resources: