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.
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.
2020 Northern California Regional Braille Challenge: Leaping into Literacy
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.
- Community Advisory Committee Meeting (CAC)
February 19th, 2020 at 10:00am
- Braille Challenge
February 29th, 2020
- Short Course: UEB and Refreshable Braille
March 2nd to March 6th, 2020
- CSB Braille Bee
March 5th, 2020 at 12:30pm
- CSB Group Tour
March 6th, 2020 at 1:00pm and April 21st, 2020 at 1:30pm