Braille Texts

Braille texts have been developed to support teachers to administer the English Online Interview to blind students. A list of the texts available in Braille is provided below.

Module Reading Text Available in Braille Picture Storybook Text Available in Braille

1

Cup Cakes

Y

Clever Max

Y

2

The Beach Ball

Y

The Lunch Boxes*

N

3

Blackie’s Holiday

Y

Tap Dancing Star

 

Y

4

Tiger and the Big Wind

Y

The Golden Carambola Tree

Y

*The Lunch Boxes is not provided as a Braille text as it relies heavily on interpretation of the illustrations and is therefore unsuitable for transfer into tactual form.

Texts for Modules 1 and 2 are available in uncontracted Braille double spaced and contracted Braille single spaced. Texts for Modules 3 and 4 are available in contracted Braille single spaced.

Some of the questions within the English Online Interview may still be unsuitable for brailling students. Where this is the case, teachers should record ‘no attempt’ within the Interview and interpret the student’s responses accordingly.

Accessing Braille texts

Braille texts can be requested through the Statewide Vision Resource Centre (SVRC) by schools or visiting teachers. Please note that Braille texts should be returned to the SVRC at the end of the assessment period.

Contact details for the Statewide Vision Resource Centre are provided below:

Statewide Vision Resource Centre
Phone: (03) 9841 0242
Email: svrc@svrc.vic.edu.au