Enabling Independence Through Braille

In a world where the written word is a gateway to knowledge, empowerment, and independence, the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania (NFB of PA) is pioneering a path for individuals seeking to harness the power of Braille. Understanding the diverse needs of its community, the NFB of PA introduces a tailored Braille instruction program designed to cater to a wide range of learning objectives, from mastering Braille for everyday tasks to achieving fluency for professional purposes.

Bridging the Gap with The McDuffy Reader

At the heart of this innovative program lies The McDuffy Reader, a comprehensive Braille instruction tool that has been instrumental in the success stories of many organization members. Over the years, this resource has proven effective in teaching Braille, accommodating learners of various skill levels and aspirations. Recognizing the potential to make a broader impact, the NFB of PA is now extending this valuable resource as a service to the Blind community.

Tailored Instruction for Diverse Needs

The NFB of PA acknowledges the unique journey of each Braille learner. Some may seek to navigate daily life more independently, while others aim for proficiency in professional settings. The McDuffy Reader, with its 53 meticulously designed lessons, offers the flexibility to meet these varied goals. Learners can choose the extent of their instruction, ensuring that the program aligns with their objectives and schedules.

Accessible and Accommodating Learning

Understanding the constraints of modern life, the NFB of PA has adapted its teaching methods to fit the digital age. Braille instruction will be delivered through Zoom, allowing learners to engage in the program from the comfort of their homes. This approach not only makes learning more accessible but also respects the time of both the instructors and the learners. Sessions are structured to maximize learning within a concise timeframe, offering three two-hour sessions each week at a reasonable cost of $50.00 per hour.

Affordable Resources for All

The cornerstone of this program, The McDuffy Reader, is made available at an accessible price of $20.00. This resource can be conveniently purchased from the Independence Market and delivered directly to the learner’s doorstep. To ensure that the program is within reach for as many individuals as possible, the NFB of PA encourages interested individuals to commit to four (4) weeks of comprehensive Braille instruction as an introduction to the Braille code.

Commitment to Progress and Empowerment

Instructors from the NFB of PA are not just teachers; they are mentors dedicated to each learner’s progress. With every session, they provide insightful updates on the learner’s development, ensuring that every milestone is recognized and celebrated. This personalized feedback loop is crucial in adapting the program to serve the learner’s needs and aspirations better.

Opening Doors to New Opportunities 

The National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania is not just teaching Braille; it is opened to new opportunities, fosters independence, and builds confidence among its learners. Through its thoughtful Braille instruction program, powered by The McDuffy Reader, the NFB of PA makes a tangible difference in the lives of individuals with visual impairments. Whether it’s for taking notes, labeling household items, or achieving professional proficiency, this program stands as a beacon of hope and empowerment for many. Join us on this transformative journey to independence and self-reliance through the power of Braille.

For More Information

For additional information on this program, please contact our President, Lynn Heitz at (215) 988-0888 or via email at president@nfbofpa.org.

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Sinking Spring, PA 19608