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Being blind is a terrible disability.  But knowing how to write and read braille you can communicate with blind people. So if you know how to write it or read it then that's really good for you. But if you don't then stick with me for these next few steps and you will know my unique way of writing it.

Let's start with this picture below so you become familiar with braille.:

Step 1:

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 First were gonna learn how to read it:

The Braile Alphabet:

You must memorize these to understand braille.
 
Advar1 year ago
Basic and cool, great for helping someone get started. Nice :)
NinaKuhl3 years ago
Can anyone please tell me what the average cost is to have a restaurant menu converted to braille?
what would be nice is a typewriter modified into typing braille (well, I mean, if you can somehow reconfigure the types...)! I found that memorizing 3 letters a week does the trick (unfortunately, it would mean that it would take about 2 months (plus or minus a few)), because, well, a few letters per day kills me. A more sensible method would be 2-3 letters every 3 or more days (which would mean at most 2 each day, preferably 1 each day). Depends on your style of learning.
There is a numeral symbol that goes in front indicating that a-j are to be read as numerals. I have a slate and stylus so I can write braille using heavy paper. If you are using this method, you need to know how to do it backwards since you are pushing the dots. Then turn the paper over and proofread it.

http://www.afb.org/braillebug/images/paper_closer.jpg
you know there are braille type writes and they only have 6 keys one for each dot and you just press the combo you want
Well, yeah, but at the time I forgot there were braille typewriters so my previous comment was a result of not knowing where in this country I can get such typewriters.
rathmiron4 years ago
i noticed how a-j are the same as 1-0. do you determine which one you feel by context of the sentence?
There is a numeral symbol that goes in front indicating that a-j are to be read as numerals. I have a slate and stylus so I can write braille using heavy paper. If you are using this method, you need to know how to do it backwards since you are pushing the dots. Then turn the paper over and proofread it.

http://www.afb.org/braillebug/images/paper_closer.jpg
kelseymh5 years ago
This is not a bad Instructable.  It's missing some information (resources for people who are blind or low-vision, devices for writing in Braille), and probably the "history" could be fleshed out some, or you could at least provide links to more details.  Thank you for putting it together!
kelseymh5 years ago
Being blind or low vision is not necessarily a "terrible disability."  I would highly encourage you to do some research on the blind and low-vision community, and the resources available.
kelseymh5 years ago
On Step 4:  There are lots of ways to "write" Braille, technically to type it.  There are single-letter punches, keyboard writers, even Braille printers you can connect to your computer.  A Google search can give you lots of resources, which would be great for you to include in this Instructable.