Learn to Braille for the Visually Impaired
SOUTH PASADENA - Class is now forming to learn how to transcribe braille for the visually impaired. The Pinellas Braille Group, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing materials for visually impaired students and adults, offers this free 9-month course to the public annually. Students will learn the braille alphabet, how to use a Perkins Brailler, the complexities of translating literature into braille formats, and an Introduction to using a Braille computer program. Students completing the 9-month course are encouraged to then produce a manuscript in braille to be submitted to the Library of Congress for certification. Certified transcribers volunteer to translate literature and textbooks for visually impaired students all year long.
An Introductory Information session will take place on Oct.1, at 10 a.m., at the Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S., in South Pasadena. Classes will be also be held at the Temple following this Introduction. Interested students should contact Helen Fenwick at 865-1531 to register or for information.
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