Braille is a vital part of every student’s training at the Center. That’s because Braille is so strongly linked with successful employment for blind adults – whether they learned Braille as a child or as an adult. Our flexible program allows us to tailor Braille training to the student’s specific needs, ranging from beginning Braille to mathematical, music, and computer codes. Braille competence allows the student to reach his or her greatest potential and compete equally with sighted peers in vocational training, college and in the workplace.
Visit our Braille library in this video and meet Tom Anderson, one of our two Braille instructors:
Braille Brings Opportunity and Success Video
Immediate Past President of the National Federation of the Blind, Dr. Marc Maurer’s discussion, “Braille Brings Opportunity and Success:” Jennifer Spears’ Braille Class Video
Photos of our Braille Program in Action!
Thomas writing with a full page slate
Tom Anderson reading Braille with a student
Steve works with Janet to learn the Braille Alphabet using a muffin tin and tennis balls
Monique reading Braille at her desk in her office at work
Leilani is thinking about the answer to a question her Teacher asked in Braille Class about contractions
Ta’lia reading Braille outside on a bench
Graham Norwood asks Carina a question in Braille Class
Katie reading Braill outside at the round table with the mountains in the background
Martin workis with an Orbit Braille Display and his phone
Nick teaches Susan how to read Braille in the Senior Program at the Colorado Center for the Blind
A senior woman and man explore a Braille cell with touch
Our Center’s founder Diane McGeorge still volunteers a lot of her her time. Here she is instructing George on the basics of the Braille cell using the old reliable muffin tin and tennis balls.
Charles S. reading from his Braille instruction book
Janet relaxing and reading Braille
Mikayla plugs a Refreshable Braille Display into the Computer
Abdi writes Braille using a full page slate
Suzi with a huge grin signing in at the Brailler after getting back from her Independent Drop
Young woman wearing sleepshades focuses on reading Braille
Amanda reading Braille in Jen’s class
A delighted Logan making the letter L in Braille with whiffle balls and an egg carton
Loice taking notes using a Perkins Brailler in her lap
Russel reading a Braille book
A small blind woman laughs as her hands rest on a Braille copy of the New York Times Weekly.
Though she retired 20 years ago, CCB founder Diane McGeorge volunteers with our Senior Program every week, teaching Braille and helping lead discussions in support groups.
Stephannie and Eliza take advantage of the warm weather and study Braille outside
Holly and Janet reading Braille Books
Chris P. reading Braille at her desk
Alice reads Braille in Eliza’s Braille Class
Stephannie writes using a full page slate
Carina reading Braille in the Senior Program with Sam and Sue for Spanish Language Group
Julie and Lexi Reading Braille
Outdoor Braille Class on the Picnic Table during Confidence Camp
Eliza, Ryan and Aylin Playing Braille Uno