Discover Braille at Kentucky workshop

June 29, 2012 by  

On Saturday, July 14, the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky will be hosting a workshop.

At this workshop, the youths of the community will be inspired through the story of Louis Braille. Braille was a mere twelve years old when he started to work on what we know today as the Braille writing system, which has changed many lives for people who are blind around the world. The people who attend this workshop will learn the history of Louise Braille, learn the basics of the Braille alphabet and how to use a Braille writer to create letters and words. Attendees will also have the opportunity to practice writing on a special Braille slate, as well as a typewriter.

Guests with greater knowledge of the writing system will learn more about how contractions are created, as well as how whole sign words are created. These advanced users will also learn how to create music and figure math using Braille. This workshop is recommended for children between the ages of eight and fourteen. The class size is limited, so advanced registration is required before noon on July 13.

Admission to this event is free and post card printing may have been used to publicize the event. For additional information, please visit the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind website, or call the museum in advance. This event will take place from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.