Breakthroughs in Literacy and Inclusion
- "I LOVE your website. It is a good way for children with their sight to learn about blind children!!"
- "I've been diagnosed with a degenerative eye disorder and I'm bound to go blind. And this site has been a great help for me to go ahead and start learning braille."
To sighted children—and even their teachers—people with vision impairments may be unfamiliar, or even shrouded in misperception.
AFB's award-winning Braille Bug® website dispels the mystery and fosters acceptance.
With puzzles, riddles, trivia, and secret "coded" messages, Braille Bug is more than informative. It's also a lot of fun.
It cleverly taps into kids' desire for knowledge to reveal braille's many uses and the ways in which people with vision loss lead full lives.
In just one year, the Braille Bug received 607,000 visitors, 750,000 visits, and 4.5 million page views.
Source: AFB web metrics, 2010
Search engines and human Internet readers agree: Braille Bug is becoming a household word — and an educational catalyst.
Google searches on "braille," "braille alphabet," and "Louis Braille" consistently rank Braille Bug in the top one or two results. And the site has to date fulfilled nearly 6,000 requests for free braille alphabet cards.
- USA Today: "Best Bet" for educational websites
- National Education Association: "Web Winner"
- American Library Association: "Great Website for Kids"
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