Walter Blackmon of the Florida Division of Blind Services reads “The Three Little Pigs”
in braille to the several pre-k students at Conley Elementary for Braille Literacy Month.
In honor of National Braille Literacy Month, staff from the Florida Department of Education’s (FDOE) Division of Blind Services (DBS) read the braille version of “The Gingerbread Man” to 60 Pre-K students at J. Michael Conley Elementary School in Tallahassee.
Following the reading, students learned about the varying levels of blindness, as they participated in activities using vision simulators. The students were later presented with copies of their names written in braille and the braille alphabet.
Students in Mrs. Jaime Cox’s pre-k class feel the braille on the pages of a book
during a reading at Conley Elementary School for Braille Literacy Month.
Through FDOE, students with visual disabilities work with teachers who are trained specifically in visual impairments to learn important skills such as reading braille and how to navigate the classroom using a cane or a guide dog.
For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www.fldoe.org.
For more information about the Division of Blind Services, visit www.dbs.fldoe.org