Well, hello there! Now that Winter Break has (mercifully) arrived, I’ve started my research into Braille and how in the world I will learn it.
On a brief side note, though, I’d just like to let it be known that I tried my hand at touch sensitivity today outside my school’s science buildings, where they have the number of the room on a plaque outside, Braille included. It relieved me somewhat that I was able to detect the general shape of the character (Is that what they’re called? Must read more), even if I couldn’t tell exactly how many dots there were in a line. It’s a start.
I found a site (seems a bit outdated, but it’ll do for now, to get me started) that lets you register for free to learn Braille. Once you input your e-mail address, it sends you a username and password. It includes a 12-course lesson on Basic Braille (there’s three options: Basic, Transcribing,and Special Code). I have not started reading yet, and am just about to begin.
Braille through Remote Learning
Learned Fact of the Day:
There’s three ‘grades’ of Braille.
1.The basic Braille, consisting of 26-letter alphabet.
2.Second grade, consisting of some shorthand.
3.Advanced, consisting of math Braille, musical, and more shorthand. Mostly used in personal letters and diaries.
Over and out!