A Touch of Braille: A Brief Intro to Braille System- March 5

Interested in learning braille? Try our introduction to braille workshop!

The Touch of Braille workshops are offered several times a year. Sign-up for our newsletter to be notified of upcoming workshops. Join us for a fun two-hour introduction to braille system. Come learn braille basics, try it out, and see how it might be useful to you.

This two-hour workshop is intended to give you a brief look into the braille system and how learning braille may help you with your daily activities.

We will explore with you:

  • How braille was created
  • Introduction to the braille cell, letters of the alphabet, and numbers
  • Having fun with the first 10 letters of the alphabet through practice exercise sheets
  • Show and tell of various ways that braille could be helpful in our daily lives
  • Questions and answers
  • Next Steps


  • Where Sight Connection
  • When Monday March 5, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Register (206) 525-5556,knamekata@sightconnection.org. Please remember to leave your name, phone number and/or email address so that we can reach you to confirm.

    We look forward to hearing from you!


    Keiko Namekata, CVRT

    Keiko has worked with blind and visually impaired adults for over 40 years in Illinois and Washington in various capacities; including teaching braille and other communication skills and managing the center-based alternative skills training program with the Washington State Department of Services for the Blind. Since her retirement in December of 2014, she has been volunteering at Sight Connection in various capacities. She hopes to incorporate braille as one of the unique services offered by Sight Connection to the community. She has used braille both professionally and personally throughout her life. One of her greatest pleasures now is reading print-braille books with her grandsons.

    Steve Skarpho

    Steve has been totally blind since the age of 11. He currently works for Comcast Cable. He was introduced to braille when he was 6 years old and uses braille in daily life at work and at home. His hobbies include reading audio books, listening to music and watching football games

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