[blindkid] What are your thoughts on coloring?

Carly B barnesraiser at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 13:37:36 UTC 2011

Hi. Thanks for the tips from a 14 year old. I have a 9 year old who never
had a slate and stylus in his hands until about a week ago when I showed it
to him. I was surprised he didn't know what it was or how it worked since he
attends the state academy for the blind. Since I'm his mom, I wanted him to
know how to use it. He really hates it! (He's used to the Perkins Brailler
and he loves that, plus the MPower.) Anyway, I decided to give him one
minute for every spelling word he punched out. (It doesn't have to be
perfect.) Now he's really into it! :)

Thanks for your words about getting it into his hands. I thought I was doing
the right thing and you encouraged me there. Thanks! :)

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 5:57 PM, David Thomas <davidschool97 at gmail.com>wrote:

> I am 14 years old and I remember when I was 4 The people in Texas gave me a
> perkens brailler and I think we used card stock or construction board.
> At the time I had some vision so I was lucky I was getting braille.
> I would naturally think that it would be good to get a slate and styles in
> to your kids hand.
> I hate the slate but if you give it to them early it will help.
> Just a warning the stylus is pointy at the end so the brailler would be a
> little better to use first.
> at the end of this Email I will give links for the slate and styles and
> refurbished perkinzs
> http://www.atguys.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=57&zenid=9c3fb5612d359b60ffb8dbd4a0fa6fef
> slate
> http://www.braillebookstore.com/view.php?T=Standard+Slate,+Plastic
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