The Dotless Braille Philosophy


This site does not address the question of the best approach for teaching braille to blind persons—although it might help a sighted teacher to get started. Obviously such an important task requires careful training based on well-tested methods.

We've all had experiences where bad habits, acquired when we first learned a new skill, took a long time to get rid of and tactile reading is no exception.

It is our belief that the way that braille is ordinarily taught to and displayed for sighted persons makes braille seem much more complex than it, in fact, is. The standard teaching methods also requires an unnecessarily severe committment of time and effort on the part of the sighted learner. This situation has the potential to negatively impact:

Here are some of the places—in addition to the home page—where related philosophical issues are discussed on this site.