Weekly Dose of Braille

A great question came up this week about the grade 1 indicator and the placement of the indicator when next to capitalization, or how about the typeform indicators when used for emphasis. –Denise Bean

For more information and to see past Weekly Dose of Braille topics check out our Weekly Dose of Braille Page.

The Weekly Dose of Braille is created by our Braille Transcriber, Denise Bean, with the help of our Instructional Materials team. It gives you a taste of braille examples that may be used in worksheets or textbook formatting. This insightful Weekly Dose of Braille brings your attention to the common use of Unified English Braille and how to implement these rules and formats used by braille transcribers and proofreaders. It is a miscellaneous mixture of tricky, sometimes challenging circumstances, that a braille transcriber may come across or question, but are neatly put into a Weekly Dose of Braille for your easy access. Provided each week is a downloadable PDF file on each topic, a brf file can also be made available for your convenience.

April IMC Webinar: Universal Design for Learning

Monday, April 12, 2021 @ 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Registration

This month we will be focusing on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  UDL is a way of setting up your classroom to effectively reach all of your students through a variety of strategies.  We will go over the basics of UDL as well as showing off real-world examples of how you can use UDL in reaching your students no matter their abilities.    

The Instructional Materials Center (IMC) will be offering monthly webinars for educators. Can’t make it to the webinar? We will be posting recordings following the webinars on our For Educators: Trainings page and on the IDB YouTube channel. To register for upcoming webinars go to our Registration Page.

Tips for Ordering Leveled Readers (Little Readers)

Is your student in need of Leveled Readers (Little Readers) for the 2021/2022 school year?

Here are some helpful tips:

  • Please use the Student Leveled Readers (Little Readers) Order Form.
  • Include the title, author, and ISBN of each book the student needs.  This is important because there are books with the same title and author, but have different levels available.
    • The ISBN is key to making sure that the correct book is ordered.
  • List the leveled readers line by line on the form or attach the list to the order form.

Check out our Leveled Readers Order Form Examples and the 2021 Handbook for Ordering Instructional Materials for further information.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Weekly Dose of Braille

As we make our way through worksheet requests coming through for our younger children in grade school, a few questions have come up around whether or not to include font attributes in the instructional material. This Dose should help answer your question. –Denise Bean

For more information and to see past Weekly Dose of Braille topics check out our Weekly Dose of Braille Page.

The Weekly Dose of Braille is created by our Braille Transcriber, Denise Bean, with the help of our Instructional Materials team. It gives you a taste of braille examples that may be used in worksheets or textbook formatting. This insightful Weekly Dose of Braille brings your attention to the common use of Unified English Braille and how to implement these rules and formats used by braille transcribers and proofreaders. It is a miscellaneous mixture of tricky, sometimes challenging circumstances, that a braille transcriber may come across or question, but are neatly put into a Weekly Dose of Braille for your easy access. Provided each week is a downloadable PDF file on each topic, a brf file can also be made available for your convenience.