Akiddo Kids® Braille

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For Non-Commercial Use Only 

We thank Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind adventurer to summit Mt. Everest, for supporting us in breaking down barriers for vision impaired children world wide.
http://www.touchthetop.com/Eriks-Outreach.aspx

We support the important work of Dr. Pawan Sinha and
Project Prakash in Lifting Up Blind Girls in India.
http://www.projectprakash.org/

EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS for our Body Braille ABCs:  Print out the following letters on hard stock paper. (Ask a friend to please make a hole with a pin or stylus through each circle from the back.) Then, feel each letter’s shape with your hand and form it with your whole body!  Practice with friends and family!

Letter Z Akiddo Font

Even with our eyes closed, we have a sense of body position – where our arms and legs are, for example, and that we are moving them. Muscles, tendons, joints and the inner ear contain proprioceptors, also known as stretch receptors, which relay positional information to our brains. Our brains then analyze this information and provide us with a sense of body orientation and movement.

“Many find that vision is not an important cue in reproducing written words because we are used to the “feel” of writing provided by proprioceptors in our hands and fingers. Our Akiddo Kids Braille offers a playful format for all children to exercise Body Braille ABCs together.”