[NFB-Braille-Discussion] want to help a friend with braille
annely53r at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 29 17:24:37 UTC 2019
Has she tried jumbo or larger braille? Jumbo braillers and jumbo braille slates are available. There is limited material available from NLS, I think, in this format if she wants to try it. At least it was available about 9 years ago. Don't know if they have gotten rid of it. Best wishes to her.
Hugs and blessings,
From: NFB-Braille-Discussion <nfb-braille-discussion-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of ken lawrence via NFB-Braille-Discussion
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Subject: [NFB-Braille-Discussion] want to help a friend with braille
Hi list ken from NJ here. A question popped into my head about something. Early this year I got a friend into the NFB into one of our local divisions. Still working on the chapter part. I had gone to school with her about 50 years ago when we were very young. She had cerebral palsy like me and is now living in a home run by enable Inc. that is formerly united cerebral palsy in NJ. She graduated the new York institute for the blind in 1975. My question is she has lost the sensitivity in her fingers and can no longer read braille. Am pretty sure she still remembers her braille but it’s a problem lets say if she wanted or needed to take down a phone number. Are there any courses or perhaps some kind of a therapy that she could have to sharpen her sensitivity in her fingers to once again read braille? I have heard of that happening sometimes I don’t know if this is related to cerebral palsy or not but when I knew her she didn’t have problem with her hands, just her legs like me. We all took occupational therapy classes while at the matheny school in Peapack. Any thought braille users? Thanks.
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