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Braille Bug

Braille Bug is a kids' site that teaches sighted children grades 3 through 6 about braille, and encourages literacy among sighted and visually impaired children in a fun environment packed with facts, information, games, graphics, and activities.

Braille Alphabet

Banknote Measuring Device

The Reserve Bank has developed a credit-card sized device that uses the different lengths of Australia's banknotes to help people who are blind or have low vision distinguish between denominations. The device folds to fit easily into a standard wallet or purse.

To use the Banknote Measure device:

  • place the short edge of a banknote in the fold of the measuring device
  • fold the banknote over the top of the device
  • feel for the measuring lines and braille numerals – they align with the different lengths of each denomination.

Tactile Street Signs- PDF

A network of Tactile and Braille street signs are being installed at every signalised pedestrian crossing throughout the City of Sydney, making it safer and easier for people of all abilities to navigate our streets.,

Braille Ballot Papers

Pinterest- Braille Activities



Louis Braille was born in Coupvray January 4, 1809. At the age of three, the little Louis hurt his eye by wanting to use the tools of his father who was saddler. The infection, for lack of care, wins the other eye and Louis Braille definitely loses sight at the age of five.


You Tube

Learn all about the Invention Of BRAILLE - Language of the Blind

Do you know why do blind people use Braille? educational video for kids. Actually,There are so many punches in the book and the punches are raised so that we can feel them with our fingertips, Blind people to read by touching them. This is special type of writing is called Braille.

Today, Braille is the universally accepted system of writing for the blind, translated into almost every language in almost every country across the globe. But it didn’t actually start out as a tool for the blind.

At Scituates Jenkins Elementary School, visually impaired youngsters use Braille as their primary reading and writing medium, learning in regular grade-level classrooms.


Blind cadet journalist Nas Campanella is pioneering presentation of news for Triple J. In this video Nas shows how she delivers the news when she can't see and can't read braille.


See your name in Braille

Vision Australia

As a member of the Vision Australia library you can access an exciting range of reading materials including audio books, magazines, newspapers, Braille, podcasts, journals, references, language resources and more.      

At the Vision Australia Feelix Library, children from a young age can enjoy stories with their parents and siblings, and learn about braille.

The City of Sydney is road testing a new network of street signs designed to make the streets easier and safer for people with vision impairments.

Prototype tactile street signs with location information in braille and raised lettering will be on display this week at Alfred Place so people who rely on them to get around can give the City feedback about the user experience.

This page contains information about various calculator options for people who are blind or have low vision. This information will help you make an informed decision about the right calculator option for your needs.

PBS Kids


Kids like me who are blind or who have difficulty seeing sometimes read braille. Braille is made up of tiny bumps. We run our fingers across these bumps to read them, just like you read, left to right across a page.

ABC Education

A small change in Australia's new generation of bank notes is set to have a huge impact on blind and vision-impaired people.

Reserve Bank of Australia

A key function of the Reserve Bank is to design and produce banknotes that meet community needs. The Reserve Bank has consulted a wide range of subject matter experts and stakeholders during the development of each banknote series to ensure they reflect Australia's cultural identity, are secure and remain functional. One aspect of functionality is that the banknotes are accessible to people who are blind or have low vision.