ASL - Connecting with dots

20th February 2009 at 00:00

To celebrate this year's bi-centenary of Louis Braille, the Royal National Institute of Blind People is sending out a special educational pack to every mainstream primary school in the UK.

Braille, who was blind from the age of four, developed the system of raised dots which allowed people with sight loss to engage with the world again.

The pack comprises two interactive teaching courses on disc; one for ages 5-7 years, one for ages 7-11 years. Both contain three complete lessons featuring teaching resources, teaching activities and answers on the life of Braille, how the system works, and an introduction to living with sight loss. A braille card is included for pupils to try tactile braille themselves.

Each pack also contains an invitation for schools to hold a "Dotty Day" on which pupils are asked to wear dotty clothing such as polka-dot and make a donation to the RNIB.

T: 0845 345 00540207 391 2326

E: fundraising@rnib.org.uk.

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