Braille training

“I thought I was too old to learn Braille, but I really enjoyed the challenge and now I can find any CD I want in my jazz collection.”
From a client who completed the Grade I Braille Course
hands reading braille

What is the aim of the training

Through direct programs (face-to-face or correspondence), Braille Services aim to facilitate the learning of braille reading and writing skills for those clients who have a reading and writing goal and have been identified as having vision such that they will need to access information through braille or through a combination of print and braille. Courses for people who are sighted are also available.

What's on offer?

Courses in grade I and grade II are offered through face to face sessions at the following locations: Victoria (Melbourne - Kensington), NSW (Sydney – Parramatta and Coffs Harbour) . Courses run throughout the year. These courses are delivered through group or individual programs and involve attendance at one or two hour sessions, once or twice weekly, depending on client need.

Correspondence courses are available to residents throughout Australia; clients may commence at any time throughout the year.

Grade I Braille

Cost: course material $30

You are also encouraged to loan a Perkins brailler, (common braille writing tool); usually done through Vision Australia or another organisation in your home state.

Grade II Braille

Cost: There are three modules; each module is $30.
You are also encouraged to loan a Perkins brailler, (common braille writing tool); usually done through Vision Australia or another organisation in your home state.

Braille for people who are sighted

Vision Australia offers Grade I braille course for people with sight which teaches the participant how to read and/or write braille with their eyes. This course is through correspondence and Is available to residents throughout Australia; participants may commence at any time throughout the year.

Cost:

Grade I: $75

Grade II: There are three modules; each module is $75.

The hire of a Perkins brailler is optional.

Contact us

Contact us today to book your braille training by calling our helpline on 1300 84 74 66 or emailing info@visionaustralia.org. You can also connect with our services here.