Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Helping the Blind to Read

Bateau Bay Shed continues to work in support of Vision Australia and our latest project was to make a Braille Teaching Board.

This will be used with young blind children when teaching them the Braille alphabet.

During the design phase we learnt that when this alphabet was invented in France by Mr Braille he didn't use the letter "W" as it was not included in the French alphabet.  Thus the reason for the 4 white pins which now make the letter "W" on the bottom right hand side of the board.

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