Beginning December 2, Braille letters from Santa will start going out to blind boys and girls around the country. This NFB program not only spreads holiday cheer, but also serves an important educational purpose, as blind children will be able to practice reading Braille as they enjoy their letter from merry Saint Nicholas.
Until December 19, parents can go online at www.nfb.org and fill out a Santa Braille Letter request form or fax the form to (410) 685-2340. As the NFB states: “Braille literacy is the key to success and opportunity for the blind, but unfortunately too few blind children are learning it today.”
Your older students can view a short DCMP film about the inventor of braille, Young Heroes: Louis Braille, and this title is also available on DCMP’s YouTube Channel.