The Pinellas Braille Group initiated a program for young readers several years ago to help them and their families to learn to read and to learn to read braille.
We work in concert with the Florida Instructional Materials for the Visually Impaired Center in Tampa, FL and with the public to obtain new or slightly used early reader books. Our members transcribe the print text of the books into braille, which we then place directly into the books on transparent label material. The print text shows through the braille, and families, teachers, friends and classmates can read along with the braille reader.
This highly successful program has brought over 1000 books to visually impaired student readers throughout the state of Florida over the course of 5 years.
To learn more about this program or to donate books, contact Mary Klein, firstname.lastname@example.org or contact through this website.