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English Grade 2 Braille Literacy Programme

MI conducts Braille Literacy programme both in English and Dzongkha.

Who should take this course?

  • If you are recently blinded, this course is for you.
  • If you are a spouse and wish to assist your husband or wife, this course is for you.
  • If you are a parent and wish to support your blind child, this is for you to learn.
  • If you are a rehab or a teacher or someone who wish to help a blind child to learn efficiently, this course is for you.

Types of Braille courses

  1. English Grade 2 certificate Braille Literacy programme.
  2. Advance Mathematics and Science Braille course.
  3. Dzongkha Braille course.

If a candidate wishes to take the Second course, he/she must complete the first course. However, Dzongkha as a different language and has different settings whereby, it is not necessary for a candidate to take English course, if he/she wish to learn Dzongkha Braille only.

Criteria for enrollment

For the effective teaching/learning, the enrollment for the course shall be not more than 6 candidates in each course.

To achieve the certificate, candidates are required to demonstrate their skills through appearing test which is to be taken at the end of the course. All the candidates must move with same pace. To obtain this, the slow learners would require to work and maximum to complete the given task.

Course content

The course includes:

  • all aspects of standard English literary Braille Grade II.
  • Basic number, money, time fractions and decimals.

It does not cover the following:

  • Skills for teaching Braille to Blind individuals.
  • Advance notation in specialist subject areas (mathematics, Science or Music)

Mathematics and Science Braille course may be designed by the concern subject tutors of the institute.

Course Duration

The Course is three months of duration, (12 weeks) with two periods in a week of 1 hour in each period. The candidate is to cover 22 exercises with an exercise in each period.
There are two start dates for the course each year, In March and August. The two annual dates for taking tests shall be in beginning of June and November.