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What is printbraille?

    Creator: Centre for Equitable Library Access

    Date Updated: January 19, 2022


    The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) creates informative videos about the accessible content they provide their readers. The “What is printbraille?” video introduces viewers and gives examples of some of the titles available in that format at CELA.

    The information is summarized from the CELA YouTube video, What is printbraille?

    Quick Facts

    • What is printbraile? Printbraille are children’s picture books that have a transparent sheet between each page. The transparent sheets have uncontracted braille (an individual braille cell represents each text letter in the story).
    • Printbraille is an excellent resource for children learning braille and will help them develop tactile reading skills. Learning braille is important for persons who are blind or have low vision because it lets them read and write independently, supports their education and learning goals, and provides employment opportunities in the future.
    • Printbraille books are also great for adults who want to read to their children!
    • CELA offers many different printbraille titles, including:
      • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
      • My Heart Fills with Happiness /csâkaskinêw nitêh miywêyihtamowin ohci by Monique Gray Smith
      • Me, Me, Me by Annika Dunklee and Lori Joy Smith
      • Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged! by Jody Nyasha Warner and Richard Rudnicki
      • A Book about the Seasons by Brittany Luby
      • Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman

    Visit the What is printbraille? CELA video.


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