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Braille Rich Environment

Like sighted students, blind children learn to read by reading. Sighted children have the advantage from a very early age, of being constantly immersed in the world of print through their exposure to books, television, labels etc. In the built environment, print can be found almost everywhere, offering early exposure to letters and words and resulting in young sighted children understanding that print has meaning. Blind students, however, do not have the opportunity to learn to read through incidental exposure. A braille-rich environment is imperative as early as possible.
Our students are exposed to braille throughout the school. We also hold weekly lessons for our school community to attend to learn the braille code. There is a big difference between learning the braille code to learning how to teach braille.