Together We Can: Making Braille Learning Fun and Engaging
Motivating friends to learn braille can be a challenging task, but here are a few strategies you can try:
- Highlight the benefits: Explain to your friends the many benefits of learning braille, such as improved literacy, independence, and access to information. Emphasise how braille can help them in their daily lives and activities.
- Show them how it works: Provide a demonstration of how braille works and how it can be used. This can be done by using a braille display or a tactile board to write a message, or by showing how braille books and documents can be read.
- Find interesting materials: Look for interesting and engaging materials in braille, such as books, magazines, and other reading materials that align with their interests. This can help motivate them to learn braille in order to access these materials.
- Encourage practice: Learning braille requires regular practice and repetition, so encourage your friends to practise regularly. This can be done by setting aside time for daily practice, and providing feedback and encouragement as they progress.
- Provide support: Learning braille can be challenging, so be there to support your friends as they learn. Provide encouragement, answer their questions, and celebrate their successes.
One of our visions at Hable is to promote Braille usage. We host braille challenges, where absolute beginner braillers participate and discover braille for the first time. It is not an easy journey, but we know that once they got started and saw the benefits of knowing braille as a visually impaired person, not only in their increased independence, but also in employability, they were hooked. They were able to learn Braille in a fun way with Hable. They were amazed with how much they were able to do with it in a short amount of time and it is one of the many things that keeps us motivated!
Remember that everyone learns at their own pace, so be patient and supportive throughout the learning process. By highlighting the benefits, providing demonstrations, finding interesting materials, encouraging practice, and providing support, you can help motivate your friends to learn braille and unlock a whole new world of literacy and independence.