The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire world. During these uncertain times, everyone has faced challenges while dealing with a new normal. The ongoing pandemic has also caused many challenges for organizations serving the blind and visually impaired. One major adaptation that has evolved for these organizations as a result of COVID-19 is the switch from in-person to online lessons, classes and workshops. Braille lessons online and other remote classes can be very beneficial to blind and visually impaired students.
With many organizations remaining closed to the public, these online classes offer students a way to continue their education while they are at home. By taking online courses, students will be able to maintain a connection with their teachers and peers, which is also vitally important during this time of quarantine and isolation.
Some students may be fearful or uncertain about taking braille lessons online. If you put aside your fears, you will find that the online class experience does not have to be a daunting one. It can become an opportunity to overcome your trepidations about technology, and you will reap the benefits as a result! Students will gain more skills that will allow them to navigate and utilize the technology that is around them. Many organizations do provide students with tutorials about how to use online resources so that they will be well-prepared to take a course.
Braille Institute, for example, uses Microsoft TEAMS for its classes. To prepare students for taking the classes, we have tutorials on how to access TEAMS available on our website.
Online classes are also helpful to those who want to help the blind and visually impaired. You can take a course or workshop on how to be a human sighted guide and learn techniques to assist your loved ones and friends. There is something for everyone when it comes to taking braille lessons online, and you can do it all from the comfort of your own home!
If you are interested in becoming a student or taking online classes with Braille Institute, please contact us today. Click here for more information about our remote services, or you can call 1-800-BRAILLE for more information.