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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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Readasaurus kit

Get practical tips to help kids with sight loss learn to love books and reading.
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Braille creative writing contest

An annual braille creative writing contest for Canadian elementary and secondary students.
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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.

Third level terms

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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.