East Dulwich (Mobile) Forum

Any parents of Visually impaired children using Braille out there?

Hello

I'm a parent of a severely visually impaired 4 year old

I'm interested in whether there are any parents of children with severe VI that are successfully usingbraille at primary school.

We have been advised that our daughter will probably require Braille and may be able to access print.

This is a controversial area and there is a lot of debate at the moment in the VI community about the limitations of technology in becoming fully literate for children with severe VI but some functional vision. It seems that the speech to text software and iPad magnification do not lead to proficient literacy and more and more VI adults are wishing they had learned Braille.

Interested in hearing from anyone about this

Many thanks
Will send a pm.

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