Spotty Dotty had a wonderful time visiting her friends at Chancellor State School on the Sunshine Coast yesterday. The students in Prep and Grade 2 really had fun learning together about braille and how no (or low) vision students can feel their way in the world.
When a blind child is reading the same text in the same format in the same environment as a sighted child, the benefits reach across both. The blind child doesn’t feel isolated, and the sighted child feels a stronger connection. This has wide reaching and long lasting impact for the whole school community as these children take this valuable lesson of acceptance and inclusion through the rest of their lives and also share their experiences with others.
If you would like Spotty Dotty to come and visit your school, or if you have any questions, please get in touch with Braille House on 07 3848 5257.
More information can be found at www.braillehouse.org.au