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.
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
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
braille sign stick on paper
braille sticker in the dispenser
braille sign which indicates underline
Braille tracking tool
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
wrong finger position
the position corrector prevents pointer finger and pinky finger from poping up