Learn to Read Braille with Ozzie Dots

What is Ozzie Dots?

  • A systematic program to assist students, their teachers and aides with learning to read and write the contracted braille code (Unified English braille)
  • A fun and light-hearted resource to introduce contracted braille and tactual graphics to young braille readers

Aims of Ozzie Dots

  • Introduction of contractions and basic punctuation
  • Introduction to reading tactile graphics – tactual graphicacy
  • Opportunities for concept development
  • Opportunities to explore a range of non-text based sources of information
  • Stories which have an Australian flavour
  • Books as complete files (braille file includes graphics)
  • Opportunity to take books home to keep

Purchase Ozzie Dots

There are three books introducing each contraction in Set 1. Ozzie Dots introduces the contractions as follows:

  • Set 1: like, can, it, the, go (all 15 books available as a free download)
  • Set 2: do, you, will, not, little
  • Set 3: very, good, have, but, for
  • Set 4: that, so, with, him, from
  • Set 5: and, more, every, people, said, quotes, comma
  • Set 6: of, some, great, mother, father
  • Set 7: here, friend, day, days of the week, as
  • Set 8: could, would, time, work, one
  • Set 9: just, name, after, again, your
  • Set 10: about, always, quite, rather, knowledge

We’d like to offer you Set 1 – comprising 15 books – as a free download. Set 1 introduces the following contractions: like, can, it, the, go. Each book is available as a DXB file (Duxbury version 10.7) with the illustrations embedded. To emboss the books, you will need Duxbury Braille Translation software and a braille embosser. The text of each book is also available as a pdf file.

To download an invoice for Sets 1 to 10, click this link to visit the Ozzie Dots website.

Alison Currey
Being a Literature Students she loves to write and always kept working for the society and who really need a hand. Apart from writing she is an excellent singer herself. Have found her either reading or drawing in her free time. An inspiring personality you may want to follow at FredForum here.

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