Re: Need help learning Braille
Pascal Lambert <coccinelle86@...>
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If you have a rehab center for newly blind adults near you, that is the best place to learn Braille as you will have direct instruction with someone who will show you the scanning techniques and ways to develop the ability to read with both hands. Otherwise, the Hadley school is the next choice. Learning the basics is very simple and takes no time. It is the practice reading that is the most important. You start with single letters, then single words, then short sentences. Avoid the tendency to rub the dots to identify them. It is better to rock the finger’s tips over the dots. Sometimes using thermoform (plastic paper) on which the Braille lessons are produced on, makes the identification at first easier. I used it to teach blind persons with diabetes with great success.
Best of luck.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Need help learning Braille
It's never too late to learn braille. When I was a medical transcriber years ago, I had a medical dictionary in braille. That way when I came across unfamiliar words, I could look them up before typing out reports. Hadley School for the Blind does have some very good courses that will help you learn braille.
What do you guys suggest? Is learning Braille a good idea at this point? How long will it take and how efficient can I get? I have read on this forum that it is very difficult and you can't get very good at it, if you start leaning it at an advanced age.