Braille Basics for Families

Have you ever been curious about braille? Join us for an introduction to the history and basics of braille. The workshops, based on the ‘Dots for Families’ course, courtesy of, is for sighted friends and family members who are interested in understanding basic braille. This course will be focused on the general understanding and history of the braille code, rather than proficiency.

To braille the writing exercises participants can use a Perkins braille writer or Perky Duck (a free computer program that allows the computer keyboard to simulate a braille writer).

However, as this is a fun, informational course, if a brailler or compatible device are not available, other options such as puffy paint, grid paper and a pencil, stickers, etc… can be used.

If families enjoy this opportunity, we will make it a monthly event with even more learning and fun, including Braille art!

This is a 3-day camp.

June 3-5, 2020. 3:30-4:30

Questions? Please contact SA Lighthouse Children’s Program

OR your Braille Coach, Christi Fillhart:


06/03/2020 - 06/05/2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am




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