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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Beginner Braille: Learning the basics

Tuesday, January 10 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Second Sense
65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60601

Kathy reading brailleWould you like to read elevator panels, play cards and other games, or make labels for your spices or medications?

Braille is a great tool for labeling a wide variety of items for easier access. This sixteen-week class starts with the very basics to help you build a foundation of simple braille.

Our braille class will:

  • introduce finger positions and hand movements for becoming an efficient braille reader
  • teach you to read and write the alphabet, numbers and punctuation,
  • give you a working knowledge of reading elevator panels, calendars and phone numbers, and
  • provide ideas for personal use at home.

For your first lessons in January, you’ll work one-on-one with Polly to master the correct finger positioning and tracking skills. After these initial lessons, class will meet as a group on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 pm February through May.

A slate and stylus are required for this class. These items can be purchased in our Product Center for $10.50. To learn more about our Beginner Braille class and to register, call our front desk or email email Polly Abbott..