[GreaterPhilly] Fwd: [Community-Service] Fwd: New Interactive Braille Workshops
dbrown8827 at aol.com
Tue Feb 15 16:01:27 UTC 2022
This seems good for people who are wishing to learn braille, and for those who need a little refresher course.
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> From: Maggie Stringer via Community-Service <community-service at nfbnet.org>
> Date: February 15, 2022 at 10:03:50 AM EST
> To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>, Community Service Discussion List <community-service at nfbnet.org>, "Capital Chapter (Columbus, Ohio) Mailing List" <CapChapOhio at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Maggie Stringer <ravensfan784 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Community-Service] Fwd: New Interactive Braille Workshops
> Reply-To: Community Service Discussion List <community-service at nfbnet.org>
> Hadley launches new interactive braille workshop
> Since introduced more than 200 years ago, there have been many misperceptions about braille, including it can take years to learn and is exclusively a language for the blind. In fact, neither is true. Braille is not a language, rather it is a system of writing that uses combinations of raised dots to spell letters and numbers and is used both by people who are blind as well as those with varying levels of vision loss.
> Who is Hadley?
> Hadley, a non-profit organization, is a leader in distance and online learning for visually impaired adults from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 100 countries, and is the world’s largest braille educator. Founded in 1920 as a correspondence school providing braille lessons by mail, today Hadley offers workshops on hundreds of topics and connects users to live experts through its new learning hub, Hadley.edu, which was built on months of research and based on the needs, wants and desires of visually impaired adults. All at no cost.
> What is the new interactive braille workshop?
> Hadley recently launched Braille for Everyday Use, a series of interactive workshops that includes a workbook mailed to users homes and accompanying audio instruction available by phone or online.
> With advances in technology and assistive devices, many with vision loss can now read documents and browse the internet. Screen reading software makes computers, cell phones and other electronic devices accessible. Yet more people with vision loss are embracing braille for its ease and practicability assisting in daily routines, including identifying buttons in an elevator, labeling a pill bottle, or figuring out which public restrooms are for men or women.
> How can you enroll in Hadley’s free Braille for Everyday Use workshop?
> To enroll in Hadley’s free Braille for Everyday Use workshop series,
> call 1-800-323-4238 or order online.
> For more information on Hadley’s array of online and distance learning classes, workshops, live discussion groups and podcast visit:
> Maggie Stringer
> Phone: (443) 750-0070
> Email: ravensfan784 at gmail.com
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