“I Love Braille” is a weekly online discussion group for braille-related issues, sponsored by the East Bay Center for the Blind in Berkeley, California, with support from the American Council of the Blind.
“I Love Braille” is open to participants all across the world. Discussions convene via the Zoom conference platform on most Thursdays for approximately one hour, starting at at 9:00 AM US Pacific time. Recorded episodes are published online later in the day.
Weekly episodes can be heard on ACB Radio, on Thursdays starting at 9 AM Pacific time. Archived episodes are listed below.
No matter how much braille we know, there is always something to learn from others. On the third Thursday of each month, a Polestar brings us much insight into learning and using braille. This month’s Polestar, Josephine McDoal, a longtime braille user, will share her experience.
Our Polestar for the month of February is Binaebi Mac Pepple. This newly blinded young lady from Nigeria will share her experience with learning and using braille and will also tell us about braille services in her country.
Our guest speaker this week is Frank Welte, President, ACB San Francisco Chapter and Braille Transcriptionist for Lighthouse for the Blind. Frank will speak about Braille Challenge, an event that will take place on March 4, 2023 at San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind.
On the third Thursday of each month, an I Love Braille participant shares their self-experience under the title “Polestar of the Month”. This month’s polestar is Linda Piekarski. Let’s listen and learn from her experience with learning and using braille.
Our polestar for this month is Sue Brasel. In this episode, Sue shares her experience in teaching herself uncontracted braille and then becoming an avid braille reader after learning contracted braille.