The NFB Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy is designed to provide intensive Braille instruction to blind and low vision children during the summer months. This Academy is meant to serve students who are not currently receiving enough Braille instruction in school or who could benefit from Braille enrichment over the summer. This Academy is modeled after the successful 2008 BELL Academy led by the NFB of Maryland.
The goal of this Academy is to provide children ages 4-12 with two weeks of intense Braille instruction through fun, hands-on learning activities. The Academy is designed to run Monday through Friday for six hours a day. In addition to Braille crafts, games, and other engaging projects, children may also enjoy field trips to sites related to the NFB BELL curriculum.
In 2015, the NFB of NY held programs in Syracuse and New York City. We plan to continue these programs in 2016. More details will be coming soon. Please check out this video and this video to get a feel for what the NFB BELL Academy is all about.
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