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Braille Readers Are Leaders

Thanks to Carol Castellano, President, POBC-NJ, Director of Programs, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children for sharing this information about this year's BRAILLE READERS ARE LEADERS CONTEST, which starts November 1!

Braille Class for Volunteer Braille Transcribers

The Red Cross is offering classes for volunteer Braille transcribers. These are the volunteers who help create Braille textbooks for students in New Jersey and other states.

Typhlo & Tactus Tactile Book Contest 2011

From the American Printing House for the Blind:

"Typhlo & Tactus is an organization that exists to improve the quality and quantity of tactile books (books with tactile illustrations) that are available to young children with visual impairments in member countries. As a part of T&T's efforts, the organization has conducted a biennial tactile book competition, beginning in 2000.

Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music  has launched a program for Blind & Visually Impaired students!

From Berklee's website: "Berklee launched a five-week pilot program this summer to integrate basic Braille music notation and mu

Braille Reading Pals Club

The National Federation of the Blind has announced its Early Braille Literacy program for children from birth to age 7.

Braille Readers Are Leaders

From NFB:


Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest 2010-2011
November 1, 2010–January 4, 2011

The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the National Association to Promote the Use of Braille (NAPUB), and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children are pleased to announce the 28th

Design Star at HGTV - Braille

HGTV's Design Star show included Braille!

One of the designers created artwork using Braille as part of a design challenge.

Unfortunately, her design was not well received. She was supposed to be creating a relaxing work place for fire fighters.

Battle of the Kids Books

School Library Journal (a magazine for teachers and librarians at www.schoollibraryjournal.com) is holding a purely for fun "battle of the kids books." Sixteen books are selected.

One Book New Jersey

What if everyone in New Jersey read the same book? One Book New Jersey, sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association, is a fun and exciting program to get people reading and talking about what they read.

Dear Santa

It's that time of year again -- letters to Santa! From the National Foundation for the Blind Website: "NFB Jernigan Institute helps Santa Answer His Mail.  Santa Claus has made the staff at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute honorary elves.

Braille Readers as Leaders

It’s November and you know what that means: the Braille Readers Are Leaders contest! 


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