Charity provides online support ahead of National Braille Week

Online resources being made available include videos, powerpoint presentations and quizzes for schools.

Joe Lepper | 4th Oct 19

A charity has made a raft of online resources available to encourage schools and organisations to raise awareness of the importance of braille

Royal Blind has launched the online support ahead of National Braille Week (7-13 October) to help run events in schools, provide worksheets, powerpoint presentations as well as games and puzzles.

Other resources include online videos and advice specifically for teachers of a visually impaired pupil.

The charity has also provided a guide on website and apps that can help support the week of activity and raise awareness of the importance of Braille in people’s lives.

> See also: RNIB resources help employers support blind staff


Video and online help

This includes a child focused website with information about Braille. Another is a video animation about age related macular degeneration and how it affects people’s sight.

Celebrities that have supported previous pushes for the international campaign include the actor Stephen Fry, the author Julia Donaldson and singer Michael Ball.

Meanwhile, this week Royal Blind has been helping to promote International Day of Older People via social media to raise awareness of its support of older people with sight loss.

> See also: RNIB videos challenge perceptions of blindness

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