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Braille highlighting and tracking tool

According to the American Foundation for the Blind (1996), nearly 90% of America's blind youth are not learning Braille. Schools lack training, educators, and other resources vital to learning the language. This deficit puts more responsibility on the student to learn the language themselves, or with less instruction than previously available.

 

tracking tool

highlighting tool

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The Braille highlighting and tracking tools accommodate students who wish to effectively and efficiently learn and read braille. It is useful for both newcomers and experienced students.

Basics of braille

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each braille cell represents a letter or a contracted word

Comically, the braille highlighting tool utilizes a simple Pez dispenser mechanism to release braille stickers. These stickers texturally underline or "highlight" paragraphs with a glossy finish that contrasts well against the rougher paper.

Braille highlighting tool

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braille sign stick on paper

braille sticker in the dispenser

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braille sign which indicates underline

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Braille tracking tool

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The Braille tracking tool's design encourages proper reading form. It's sleek, ergonomic design aligns the hand's and fingers' position, allowing for a more fluid reading experience. Eventually, the property technique will become second nature. Afterwards, students can eschew the tracking tool and read on their own.

Encourage Light Finger Touch

learn to “tickle” the dots 

 

Encourage Proper Finger & Hand Position

identify that each finger has a “job” 
use pointer finger as lead finger and use pinky finger to detect the end of a line
 

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wrong finger position

the position corrector prevents pointer finger and pinky finger from poping up

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prototypes

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