Grade 2 Braille for Everyone The Braille Superstore


  • Lists Contractions and Rules in Print and Braille

Learning Braille is not difficult; especially when you have the right tools. Trying to drive a nail with the flat edge of a wrench is frustrating enough; but when it comes to learning something new; having the right tools is even more important. That's why we're so excited to offer this brand-new book for mastering Unified English Braille. In its well-laid-out pages; you'll find all contractions used in Unified English Braille; presented in our famous Text/Braille style. On the left side of each page; the contractions and their shortforms are printed for sighted or low-vision folks to study; and the same information is presented on the right side in raised Braille for blind readers. But that's not all. At the front of the book; we've included a couple of quick-reference sheets for uncontracted Braille; just in case you forget what a particular letter or number looks like. And; perhaps best of all; the final three pages of this quick-reference dynamo give helpful hints and rules on using the contractions you've just learned - so you can write your own letters or books in the wonderful system called Braille.

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The Tiki Lab
August 15, 2016
I have a form of macular degeneration that has slowly been messing up my vision. I have tried to get some braille classes through all kinds of different resources but somehow I keep just falling through the cracks. So I finally decided I was just going to teach myself braille - which turns out to be way more complex than one would imagine. Although I am still working on my grade 1 braille this book is already helping me get a little better grasp on what to expect. It's really well done and I'm glad to have this to move myself forward - it's not going as fast as I'd like but that's more of a me issue than the book LoL.
It's a great investment for anyone who may want to learn or help someone learn braille.
RdgJr near NYC
January 25, 2018
In 2013 all the English speaking countries standardized on a contracted Braille system known as UEB (Unified English Braille). By contrast, this book ("Grade 2 Braille for Everyone") teaches an earlier system of contracted Braille that is now considered obsolete. The overwhelming opinion of all English speaking Braille authorities is to learn UEB Braille, not Grade 2 Braille. For that reason, I regret having bought this book---I didn't know any better but was set straight by Braille transcriber communities on Reddit and on Facebook. Incidentally, the Braille Superstore has the option when you purchase a Braille book to choose whether you want it to be sent to you as UEB or as Grade 2 (or as un-contracted). Always over-ride the default and select the UEB version--or perhaps the un-contracted version if you are a beginner just starting out. Personally, I bought two versions of the same book (A biography of the inventor of Braille) from "The Braille Superstore": one version in UEB and a second version uncontracted (so that I could compare the two).
March 14, 2017
I only wish I had more time to spend with it. I wanted to learn Braille just as a personal hobby, and this book is exactly what I needed as a sighted person to start to get the hang of it.
June 20, 2017
Learning skills as a blind individual is very hard at times, learning braille is essential in continuing a "normal" life Grade 1 Braille is your first step and Grade 2 is your next step in learning to put the letters and numbers together. This is a great manual to help guide you through this journey and would recommend this for anyone wanting to learn past letters and numbers.
Giselle H.
January 9, 2017
I've been losing my site for sometime and I knew it was time to start learning bra. This book has been extremely helpful in learning grade to braille I already knew the alphabet but there's a whole lot more braille out there than just a through Z so thank you for having this book
Nick Tarpley
August 12, 2015
This thing is great. Great way to learn the contractions as well as a quick reference for someone who has known Braille for years
August 18, 2017
a little hard for me but then again I am just learning
August 4, 2014
I love this book! The words are easier to feel than on most Braille books, and they are only brailled on one side, which is a relief on the fingers. The other side does have large grey printed words and letters. -The Braille from the other side can be a little distracting in some light, but do-able.- The pages that have no grey writing to correspond are written in Grade 1, so everything can be read.

This is a great resource for children as well as adults who may be learning for the first time. It is laid out in a simple manner, and is easy to use. The binding is also very nice. Most of the Braille books I have had access to are stapled in the center, which tends to leave the center pages or the cover falling out. This is so much better. It also makes the book easier to leave open.

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