The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio in partnership with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, is pleased to announce an opportunity to learn Braille through one on one instruction in a peer and mentor supported environment. This unique course is designed to teach participants to read and write the Braille alphabet, numbers, and common punctuation at a pace that works best for the student.
“The ability to read and write Braille opens doors and ensures independence” says instructor Debra Baker. “Literacy is the key to keeping control of your life without eyesight. Marianne and I designed this program to help those who want to learn Braille do so in an encouraging and supportive setting.”
Students are asked to attend one weekend retreat at a location near them to jump start the learning process. Retreats will take place in:
• Dayton, March 16-18
• Columbus, March 23-25
• Cleveland, April 27-29
• Toledo, April 13-15
This fun filled weekend will lay the foundation for a positive introduction to Braille and will connect students to resources that will promote success as they begin working toward this challenging yet rewarding goal. Funding for transportation, meals, lodging, and learning materials will be provided. This is an introductory weekend and follow-up instruction will take place in your home.
This program is open to applicants who are at least 14 years of age and legally blind. Participants do not have to be members of the NFB or OOD clients. Applications are due on March 2. Space is limited. Complete the Ohio Student Application found in the link below and email it to either Debra Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marianne Denning at email@example.com.
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