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Braille and Literacy

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Why Braille = Literacy

This section explains the relevance, usage and importance of braille for people with sight loss and the braille services available for CNIB participants. Learn about our braille services and the importance of braille.
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Braille Resources

Resources for youth, families, educators or anyone interested in learning more about braille and literacy options for those with sight loss.
Winners from the 2019 Braille Creative Writing Contest Kelsey, Zara and Zachary pose for a photo with Karen Brophey. They are holding their awards

2020 Braille Creative Writing Contest

Since 1997, the CNIB Foundation has organized a Canada-wide Braille Creative Writing Contest for children and youth. This important competition celebrates braille literacy and encourages young people to flex their creative muscles while practicing their braille skills.

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Braille Services and Courses

For 100 years, CNIB has been providing services to people impacted by blindness. We believe in braille as a tool to literacy and we have lots of services to support braille learning.