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—Eileen, CA, 2014
Would you like to read braille visually? This introductory course presents the fundamentals of the braille code, including the letters of the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation, giving you the tools to communicate in writing with family members or clients who read braille. The goal is to enable you to read and write uncontracted Unified English Braille. To become fully proficient in braille, more advanced coursework and practice is required.
COURSE: IBR-113, MEDIA: OL or P, LESSONS: 9
The Getting Started instructions from the instructor include important information on:
To proceed through the course, the student:
Each program (Family Education, HIPS) has an expected assignment submission time frame. Refer to the Getting Started instructions for that important information.
Students may contact the instructor at any time in this procedure if they have questions about the material. Instructor contact information is in the Getting Started instructions.
Family Education Program, HIPS
Want to read braille visually? This introductory course provides the tools for those interested in learning to read and write braille so they can communicate with family members who use braille. It presents the fundamentals of the braille code, including the letters of the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation. The goal is to enable the student to visually read and write uncontracted Unified English Braille (UEB).
9 lessons with 9 assignments
30 CE hours
Assignments are worth 100 points each. Assignment 1 consists of 10 short-answer items (100 points) and 1 ungraded essay. Assignment 2 consists of 2 short-answer items (6 points) and 31 braille-to-print items (93 points). Assignments 3 and 4 consist of 10 short-answer and 10 braille writing practice items. Assignment 5 consists of 15 items using the slate or slate simulator and 35 items using the braille writer or braillewriter simulator. Assignment 6 consists of 25 braille-to-print items and 25 print-to-braille items. Assignments 7, 8, and 9 each consist of 10 braille-to-print items and 10 print-to-braille items. Assignments are open book and do not need to be completed in one sitting. Students are expected to do their own work, independent of any outside help. Students will need 2 hours to complete an assignment.
Students are expected to follow Hadley's Student Code of Conduct. Also, by submitting an assignment, students acknowledge that they have completed the work themselves and without plagiarism. Refer to the Student Handbook for the Student Code of Conduct and Hadley's full plagiarism policy. Plagiarism may result in the requirement to redo the assignment, a failing grade on the assignment, or even expulsion from the Hadley Institute.
After completing Lesson 1, the student will be able to:
This lesson includes Assignment 1.
After completing Lesson 2, the student will be able to:
This lesson includes Assignment 2.
After completing Lesson 3, the student will be able to:
This lesson includes Assignment 3.
After completing Lesson 4, the student will be able to use a braillewriter.
This lesson includes Assignment 4.
After completing Lesson 5, the student will be able to write letters and words, including proper nouns, in braille. This lesson includes Assignment 5.
After completing Lesson 6, the student will be able to read and braille:
This lesson includes Assignment 6.
After completing Lesson 7, the student will be able to read and write the following punctuation in braille:
This lesson includes Assignment 7.
After completing Lesson 8, the student will be able to use the following in braille:
This lesson includes Assignment 8.
After completing Lesson 9, the student will be able to read and write:
This lesson includes Assignment 9.