Getting Ready for Braille

Course objective:

Getting ready for braille course is designed to equip the practitioner with the skills and knowledge to support a child developing tactile methods of access during the emergent stages of literacy.

The course presents:

A framework to support a child who using tactile learning methods to access literacy. The course is practical and hands on, with a multitude of resources to support its delivery and covers:

  • Overview of the five main areas on the reading readiness pathway – A ‘Braille Reading Readiness Grid’ provides a useful framework to guide the course and includes strategies to support development of tactile discrimination, fine motor, auditory discrimination, book and story skills and concept development
  • A case study: A holistic approach to braille reading readiness – A case study of the approach used with a child to enable emerging braille literacy skills to be developed across the curriculum. The full range of resources used to support this delivery are demonstrated
  • Cross curricular planning – A cross curricular planning approach to understand how the skills can be embedded within the child’s day to day curriculum, with lots of practical examples to explore

Practitioners will leave with a comprehensive resource pack both in hardcopy and on CD

Related courses: Creative Literacy Approaches; Teaching Braille to Children with Vision Impairments
Related products: Skills for Tactile Graphics

“It was wonderful to see all the different materials and what could be done with them in so many ways. Really helped me to think and expand ideas I was already thinking about.”

“The course was engaging and helped me feel more confident to further the education of the child and that I had new tools to feel capable of accomplishing these goals. A great day!.”

Class teachers, Brussels, Belgium


The inspirational ideas and targeted outcomes outlined in Positive Looking 2 form the interventions we deliver as a service and have been incredibly successful in promoting the development of specialist skills for children with vision impairment

Testimonial: Review of Positive Looking 2, Claire, Teacher of VI, London