[blindkid] Brian continues to learn Braille

holly miller hollym12 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 04:02:03 UTC 2010

That's awesome!
Great job :-)

aka Hank's mom

On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 9:51 PM, Carly B <barnesraiser at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all!
> I just wanted to share a quick video of Brian reading a Braille note that I
> wrote to him after completing my Introduction to Braille course through the
> Hadley School for the Blind. It's really exciting to see him making such
> incredible progress! At this time last year, he didn't even know the
> complete alphabet! That was after spending a year working with a TVI who
> kept insisting that he really didn't need Braille, that he didn't like
> Braille, and that his vision was amazing! (Even though he was tripping over
> changes in elevation, etc. All the familiar stuff.) He is now attending our
> state academy for the blind, where most of the teachers understand the
> value
> of Braille, and where they take my concerns seriously. Tonight he read his
> first complete book from beginning to end (A Kiss for Little Bear).
> Unfortunately, my camera battery died! Argh!!
> But I recorded this for posterity, anyway.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aSAF_fR3-g
> I hope you enjoy it!
> Blessings,
> :) Carolynn Barnes
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