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BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning) Academy

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Enhance your Braille and nonvisual skills with us!

The National Federation of the Blind is offering three virtual programs of the NFB BELL Academy this summer to prepare blind and low-vision children to grow into confident and independent blind people by enhancing their education. Options are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.

  • Receive Braille and other fun materials for lessons Connect with experienced teachers.
  • Build relationships with other blind students and mentors.

Take advantage of this opportunity for your child to connect with blind role models and more by applying for one of the following sessions:

  • Session 1 – June 7-18, 2021
  • Session 2 – July 19-30, 2021
  • Session 3 – August 9-20, 2021

If you are a parent or know a blind or low vision child, work in the blindness profession or facilitate a support group please consider sharing this program with them. Limited space available; to learn more and apply click on the link below:

BELL Academy Pictures

To view all pictures and videos from current and previous BELL® Academy programs, please visit our BELL Academy Pictures page.

Additional Information

For more information about the BELL® Academy, please visit To learn more about the NFB of New Jersey BELL® Academy program, please contact Mary Jo Partyka, our state BELL coordinator, at or by phone at 609-888-5459.

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