A Touch of Braille: A Brief Intro to Braille System

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.

Have you ever wondered:

  • What is braille?
  • Should I learn braille now that my vision is getting worse?
  • What can braille do for me?
  • Would I be able to learn braille?

To get answers to your questions or just to satisfy your curiosity, come join us for an exciting 2-hour brief introduction to braille system.

Sight Connection
929 N 130th St, Suite 3
Seattle, WA 98133

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Please call Sight Connection at (206) 525-5556 if you’d like to attend or if you have any questions. You can also email Keiko Namekata at 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!

A Touch of Braille: Overview of workshop

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

Background information of instructor

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 grandson.

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