University of Edinburgh

Pre-Braille Skills

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"Pre-Braille Skills" is a short film showing a 3 year-old blind child in mainstream nursery, working with a peripatetic visual impairment teacher. The little girl has no residual vision and no additional difficulties. At the time of filming she was in her 'ante-pre-school' year.

The film shows the little girl completing a few tasks, developing pre-Braille skills. These include:

  • object recognition
  • the concept of 'sameness'
  • the concept of 'a pair'
  • shape recognition
  • manipulative skills
  • familiarity with books (top and bottom of the page)