[Nfbc-info] Resources for blind students in El Salvador?

DrV icdx at earthlink.net
Thu May 14 03:01:30 UTC 2009

Hi Aziza,

There are quite a few potential resources. I compiled many of these into an 
article earlier this year entitled "Enriching Your Blind Child's Life via 
Foreign Language Braille:

Practical Suggestions for Families and Educators Seeking Out Foreign 
Language Braille and Other Foreign Language Resources with a Special Focus 
on Spanish."

The direct link is 

It is admittedly long, but you will find it informationally dense & includes 
very concrete resources, many with links.

While most applicable to families raising kids in the US (as some resources 
like Web-braille & Bookshare may not be accessible to those outside the US), 
I would encourage you to make some personal inquiries on behalf of the child 
to some of the listed organizations or braille publishers to obtain some of 
the materials. If you organize a mini fundraiser or could identify a group 
or individual who would be willing to purchase some braille materials, you 
could order some fun, age-appropriate Spanish language books for her from 
Seedlings or Bookshare (you can order embossed copies of children's 
e-books). Maybe someone would be willing to donate a Brailler, or you could 
bid for one on eBay. You can print out the info from the websites that 
discuss Spanish braille & get a Spanish braille card for the family. If by 
chance the family has internet access, encourage them to join the blindkid 

Hope this helps.

I wish you the best of luck with this admirable undertaking - I'm sure it 
will be very rewarding.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aziza C" <daydreamingncolor at gmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 08:39
Subject: [Nfbc-info] Resources for blind students in El Salvador?

> Hi Everyone,
> I was wondering if anyone knew of any  resources for the blind in El
> Salvador. I'm going to start trying to help a child in El Salvador,
> she is five years old, and is being raised by her grandmother who
> doesn't know how to teach her what she needs to know. She will be
> starting school soon, but needs to bring all her materials with her.
> It is believed to be a school for blind children, but that has not
> been confirmed yet.
> I asked the local libraries I use to get books on tape if their was
> such a library in El Salvador, the librarian said he couldn't find
> anything.
> Does anyone have any information, or have an idea of where I can find
> information about what is available for blind children in El Salvador?
> Aziza
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