[nabs-l] Recommendations, please, on braille teaching materials.
justin.williams2 at gmail.com
Sun May 7 14:57:17 UTC 2017
How do I get the mcduffy reader?
I'd like to maybe learn UEB.
From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of David Andrews
Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 11:51 PM
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Cc: David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Recommendations, please, on braille teaching
I presume you are going to teach UEB, right! I don't know how many
materials there are for it yet. You should do, what most Braille teachers
do eventually, out of boredom, if nothing else, develop your own materials!
At 09:18 PM 5/6/2017, you wrote:
>This sounds wonderful! Where do you get it?
>I am starting off by training a 7-year-old, and just as important,
>training his parents how to support him.
>From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Bobbi
>Pompey via NABS-L
>Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 8:09 PM
>To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>Cc: Bobbi Pompey
>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Recommendations, please, on braille teaching
>I learned the contractions using the McDuffy reader. It covers the
>alphabets, contractions, and punctuation. It is in UEB. I was able to
>learn them all in less than two months using this book as well as
>writing with a slate. It introduces the new symbol at the top of each
>page. then it tells what the symbol is and the rest of the page is
>filled with words with that symbol and all symbols learned up to that
>point. I really enjoyed it, and it sounds like it aligns with your
>Let me know if you have any further questions and I hope this helps!
>Bobbi A. L. Pompey
>bobbipompey at gmail.com
>"Not everything faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until
>it is faced" James Baldwin
> > On May 6, 2017, at 9:24 PM, Judy Jones via NABS-L
> > <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> > Hello Everyone,
> > I am putting out feelers on several lists, in order to update my
> > I am going to be tutoring in braille since I have retired. It has
> > been several years since I have done this when I owned my own
> > business before our move, and I would like to know about training
> > materials that are comprehensive, yet bring the student through training
> > I used to use Braille For Beginners, but that was several years ago,
> > and I'm wondering if there is anything more up-to-date.
> > I am a firm believer that braille can be learned in a relatively
> > short time, and does not have to be dragged out over months and months.
> > I also am a firm believer in memorization through use. I encouraged
> > my students to use "cheat charts" as much as necessary, as long as
> > they were consistently reading. It seems to really take the
> > pressure off people when they realize they do not have to memorize
> > before using. The exception to this, I think, would be the first 10
> > letters of the alphabet. The next 10 are exactly like the first 10,
> > except with dot 3. The last 5 minus the W are exactly the same,
> > except with dot
>6 added beside dot 3.
> > Anyway, this is my philosophy and, instead of reinventing the wheel,
> > I would like to know of materials that mostly reflects my teaching
> > Thank you all for your collective wisdom.
> > Judy Jones
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