California School for the Blind

Parent's Page

Parents throughout the state of California are encouraged to submit there stories, articles, information, and advice to the 'Parent's Page' of the CSB website. Please submit potential postings to James Rudder at


I finally finished & just e-published a Google Knol article on Foreign Language Braille – written from a parent’s perspective.

"Enriching Your Blind Child’s Life via Foreign Language Braille: Practical Suggestions for Families and Educators Seeking Out Foreign Language Braille and Other Foreign Language Resources with a Special Focus on Spanish."

I have been working on it this a little bit at a time for just over 4 years & I want to thank each of you for your thoughts, inspirations, suggestions, and other input along the way.

The article can be viewed at

The neat thing about a Google Knol is that it can easily be modified & updated, so if you have any additional suggestions, please feel free to let me know.

Eric Vasiliauskas,

Other articles by Eric Vasiliauskas

1) Braille Literacy -- It's a Family Value: This is basically the modified text of a few presentations I was asked to give on the value of Braille from a parent's perspective. (

2) Educating the World, One Reporter at a Time: Here is the link to a reprint of an article that showed up in our local newspaper, the Beach Reporter, nearly 2 years ago. The article was a surprise, as we had not previously interacted with the author. As it was a touching story, I subsequently emailed the author, Paul Silva. Paul recently gave me permission to send both to the Braille Monitor & they opted to print both his article and my email in tandem. (The editor chose the title). (

3) The Power of Knowledge: The last is the text of one of a presentation I was asked to give at the NFB 2006 National Convention’s National symposium entitled “The Equation for Success 2006 Seminar for Parents and Teachers”. (

4) A Fathers Thoughts on Foreign Language and Spanish Braille, click here for the .pdf (

5) So Dad, When Can I Go Surfing?, available in a Special Issue of Future Reflections devoted to Childhood Sports, Fitness, and Blindness. It can be found at
The full Special Issue Edition is located at


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