University of Edinburgh

First Steps to Teaching Braille

Presented on Thursday & Friday, 30 September and 1 October 2010


This two-day course is intended for teachers who support children who require Braille to access the same learning opportunities as their peers. Other professionals and parents may also find this course interesting and appropriate.

Day One: Introducing Pre-Braille skills and Braille in the Early Years may be more suitable for those involved with younger children.

Day Two: Braille for older pupils including the use of Braille Technology.

Target Audience: Teachers of the visually impaired, classroom teachers and support staff, other professionals and parents.

Presenters: Janis Sugden, Scottish Sensory Centre;
Elaine Brackenridge, The Royal Blind School and other experienced teachers of the visually impaired.

Programme: Day 1