Register to receive TVI Braille Ignition Kits!
We are pleased to announce, with the support of the Gibney Family Foundation and the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, the launch of TVI Braille Ignition Kits, a new pilot program to support Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs) with educational resources for you and your students.
These free kits contain materials supporting braille and tactile literacy in addition to topics like assistive technology.
There are four different kits available:
- The Braille Resources Kit includes UEB Brief Symbols List; Because Books Matter; Because Pictures Matter; Braille Alphabet Cards (packet of 35 cards); Just Enough to Know Better; the Braille Spelling Dictionary; and a slate and stylus.
- The Tactile Graphics Kit includes a new best practices guide for creating tactile graphics for your students; Because Pictures Matter; and several books and products that use tactile graphics in different ways (Tactile Alphabet and Numbers, Humpty Dumpty and Other Touching Rhymes, and The Tactile Book of Dinosaurs).
- The Assistive Technology Kit includes large print reference guides to operating systems (iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows 10); and the Windows Screen Reader Keystroke Compendium (large print edition).
- The Math & Science Kit includes UEB Reference Sheets for Math (large print); Out of Sight Science Experiments (large print/braille); and a tactile caliper.
Who is eligible for the kits?
These kits are designed for TVIs of all experience levels, from veterans to paraprofessionals who are just getting started. If you are a TVI or paraprofessional working in the blindness field in the United States, you are eligible for one of each of the four available kits.
Pre-registration is open, and we encourage you to order your kits ASAP, as supplies are limited. The first batch of kits will ship on National Read Across America Day: March 2, 2022.
National Braille Press, the Gibney Family Foundation, and the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation hope this program will benefit you and, most importantly, your students. Please share any feedback or questions you may have by calling us at (800) 548-7323 ext. 520 (US only), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.