Braille Program


All of the classrooms at the California School for the Blind teach Braille. Whether beginning, intermediate or advanced, students are instructed in the Unified English Braille Code, and provided materials in braille formats. Textbooks may be electronic and accessed using a refreshable braille display or a more traditional embossed book with multiple volumes. Nemeth code is taught for math and science.

Braille Bee

Each spring the annual Braille Bee takes place at CSB. This friendly competition is open to all CSB students and encourages them to review the braille code and rules or learn new contractions if they are beginners.

Braille Challenge

Link to the Braille Challenge website - Braille Challenge External link opens in new window or tab. - summary of last year’s event.

CSB will host the Braille Challenge in 2019!

Stories for Beginning Braille Readers

Ann and Friends is a series of animal stories designed to help beginning braille readers learn contracted braille. Anne Gelles, recently retired, developed this curriculum over the years at CSB.