Northfield Braillists

Two Year 7 braille users have been trialling new state of the art, specialist equipment that has arrived in school this week. Maddy and Alfie have been getting to grips with the braille-note touch, which allows them to read and write braille electronically.  The device allows students to research online, download apps and produce word documents in braille. Work produced in lessons in braille can then be e-mailed or printed in text for teachers to read and mark. The students have already begun training with the school's specialist team for Visual Impairment and are looking forward to using the equipment to improve their learning.

An eager Maddy said that the braille-note touch is "exciting but also challenging" and "much easier to read and write in braille than the traditional brailler."