OLogy: Read With Your Fingers

Use Braille to create a message for a friend.

Kids who are blind or have trouble seeing sometimes use their fingers to read Braille.

Braille uses a pattern of raised dots, like little bumps on a surface, to communicate letters and numbers. Each character is assigned a unique pattern of dots. For example:

Kids run their fingers along the little bumps to read letters that form words and sentences. They can read books that are written in Braille. They can also find their way around by reading Braille found on many public signs and elevator buttons.

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