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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Braille Learning Cube

Braille Learning Cube

When you start learning Braille, you need lots of practice. It's best to start with big Braille cells and learn to recognize letters and symbols there and then move on to smaller cells before finally learning to read Braille properly. This process is also known as acquiring pre-Braille skills.

When I first started learning Braille, I made myself a Lego Braille cube to gain some pre-Braille skills. However, there are also simpler ways to make practice-Braille cells. A few days ago I was cleaning up and I found this little Braille learning cube. I made it myself. I used a small cardboard box (dimensions: 7x5x5 cm - I got the box when I bought glucose testing strips) and 6 small bolts. I made 6 holes in one side of the box and stuck the bolts in them. The bolts can be taken out and put back in, forming Braille characters in the process. It's a great little pocket device for practicing Braille.

Today, I don't need such training devices any more, since I'm fluent in Braille. However, this little cube is still  a nice little fidget toy - and you can never have too much practice :-)


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