Hadley presents Contracted Braille Workshop One, Alphabetic Wordsigns. First, make sure you have your braille workbook with you. If you don't already have one, call Hadley at 847-784-2816, and we'll mail one right out to you.
Feel the letters G, C, D, L in the top left corner of the page. You've already learned these as letters. Now in contracted braille, each of these letters can be read as words. When a letter stands alone that is not touching any other letter, it is read as a word. This contracted word is called an alphabetic wordsign.
Ed: Now that you've had a chance to learn a bit with us, we'd like to learn more about you, your name, email address, how you heard about Hadley, and your relationship to vision loss. Learning more will give us a better understanding of how to personalize Hadley just for you. And don't worry, everything you share with us online will be kept safe and secure. Of course, if you'd prefer to talk through these questions, we're just a phone call away at 800-323-4238.
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