Learn Braille on the Internet for Free

Louise Braille developed the Braille system in 1821 and it has become the most widely used method used by blind people for reading and writing.  It uses a set of characters or cells that are made of up six dot positions contained arranged in a 2-column rectangle, with each column containing three dots.  This effectively gives 64 combinations that can be used to represent letters, numbers and punctuation.  The problem that exists for many blind or visually impaired people is that those around them do not know Braille.

There are several websites dedicated to providing Braille lessons for sighted people, and provide an excellent resource for people wanting to learn.

Braille Virtual 1.0 (http://www.braillevirtual.fe.usp.br)
This is an online course that uses flash animation and a series of “games” to teach the Braille system to those who can see.

BRL: Braille through Remote Learning (http://www.brl.org)
This is an online instructional program that provides teachers, parents, social workers, and current/future Braille transcribers with a series of three integrated online courses in Braille and Braille transcribing.

Braille School (http://www.brailleschool.com)
Braille School offers “do it yourself” courses in Braille to aid in the communication among people who are living with a visual impairment. These courses will also allow people who do not have a disability to learn Braille, not only if they need it for work, but also to be able to communicate with people who are affected with a visual disability, otherwise known as a sensory disability.


  1. Yvonne Dickson says:

    do you have program s for person who can see?
    Does it come in Spanish?

  2. Victor Contreras says:

    I would like to learn braille my eyes are going bad. Thank you.

  3. Dennis MaDan says:

    Not only am I curious of how braille is read, I am also concerned if I’m going to have to know how.

  4. I wish a can study on line, because we need coordinate with some co-workres ( blind) by mail:::

  5. I am interested in learning braille on internet for free – what is the next step please

  6. Hannah Winter says:

    I wish to learn braille as my sight is failing and I read a great deal. Whether or not total blindness will eventuate I would like to have a fallback position if it does.

  7. I am interested in learning braille on internet for free – what is the next step please

  8. i also did some work in pakistan i also translate the urdu language i braille i want to do some work can u plz give me some help

  9. my i sight is going slowly what to do i dont know will i can learn braille

  10. I am interested in learning braille on internet for free. Kindly inform the next step.

  11. I woul like to learn brille on internet for free.Can you help me?

  12. I woul like to learn brille on internet for free.Can you help me?as iaam going to train some blind ladies


  14. Menolli Ramesh says:

    I would like to learn brille and help people who are in need can you guide me?

  15. You want to learn Braille? On my website you can learn Braille for free. It’s easier than you think. The study site is located on http://english.fakoo.de/braille-learn.html

  16. Rosemary Wilson says:

    I would kike to learn brail as i voluter at a blind group

  17. alagammai says:

    i would like to learn braielle so that i could help certain children in my centre to giude them since they have no where to be guided please help

  18. Marebu Toaiabana says:

    I want to learn more about braille so it will be able help my work as a teacher for blind and low vision

  19. I want to learn Braille because I want to be a teacher disabled children and also doing sign language ..

  20. I would to learn Braille to benefit some other children who may miss this opportunity of studies the language while blind. I am a teacher qualified already. Knowing it would be the best skill ever. Is the anyone who may suggest where to get courses related in South Africa ?

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