How To Read & Write Braille + The History of Braille!

17 Mär 2020
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  • I'm certainly no expert in Braille, and I haven't taken lessons since I was 14, but it's a language I continue to use and believe is incredibly important. I hope you enjoyed this video and if you want more like it, let me know! PS. This video was filmed before I dyed my hair gray! It is not currently purple! :)

    Molly BurkeMolly BurkeVor 10 Monate
    • My sis reads to me or I read one of my braille books.

      Reza LangariReza LangariVor 27 Tage
    • Awesome video, really interesting. Could you explsin what grade 2 braille is, and what the height of braille language is, like the uni english comparison is, it's really interesting.

      Jasmine BloorJasmine BloorVor Monat
    • Honestly just want to watch a ten minute video of you typing.

      MascaralandMascaralandVor 3 Monate
    • In America PreK (pre kindergarten) aka Preschool is roughly the equivalent of Junior kindergarten

      Sarah LittleSarah LittleVor 3 Monate
    • Super interesting and informative! Thanks for sharing!

      srgoldbesrgoldbeVor 4 Monate
  • I learned braille went I was in 4 and 5 grade not because I'm blind but half-blind in my right I just went to learn it.

    Karen SmithKaren SmithVor Tag
  • Typing braile is almost like playing a trumpet and pressing the vaulse kind of.

  • Umm actually I was born in 2007 😂 lots of love to you molly

    Emma CEmma CVor 9 Tage
  • Who else thinks that this is so cool leave a like if you do

    Gail BakerGail BakerVor 10 Tage
  • I'm very happy that you're teaching us about the history of braille and how to write and read them. It's so interesting.

    NotSoDeafGirlNotSoDeafGirlVor 10 Tage
  • Molly, if you think you're old, this will make you feel better. I was born in 1990.

    NotSoDeafGirlNotSoDeafGirlVor 10 Tage
  • Maybe somebody could answer this for me - how do blind people find the signs out in public that have braille on them to read? Like how do they know where the bathroom sign is? Thanks

    anthrohandsanthrohandsVor 13 Tage
  • Wow, how does that music not bother you when your hearing has to be sensitive? That would drive me crazy.

    Jo HillJo HillVor 14 Tage
  • Hey Molly or any other people here who know braille. In your opinion, was learning braille difficult? How long did it take?

    Emily FacemierEmily FacemierVor 14 Tage
  • In the 80s I learned the Alphabet and punctuation so I could write to my friend without her parents having to read it to her. I remember the alphabet, and can relearn the punctuation. What is the best advice for how to learn the encoding/decoding rules for grade 2 braille?

    Bluejay WomanBluejay WomanVor 15 Tage
    • Sorry I asked that before I got to the end. My friend who taught me was blind since she was a toddler.

      Bluejay WomanBluejay WomanVor 15 Tage
  • Education should be made accessible to everyone The deaf , the blind , the deaf-blind , the poor I just don't understand why they make the machines so expensive Make it affordable Education is our future - everything has a right to proper education They should be made much cheaper or even be provided free😩

    R.A. ChatterjeeR.A. ChatterjeeVor 15 Tage
  • Your Channel is super awesome! You are super awesome aswell i've learned so much from your channel.

    Daniel LopezDaniel LopezVor 17 Tage
  • Oh my god my head is hurting so much, it’s really late where I am like one in the morning but whenever I look at her face legit her hands turn like a bright green 😳. Am I seeing things or do I have an eye problem...

    Jordan HornJordan HornVor 17 Tage
  • OMG! Crazy! So Interesting!

    Di.JudytaDi.JudytaVor 18 Tage
  • Ya know what I love about this other than all of the fascinating info (and I'm serious about that)? It's the fact that one of the first things you preach is proper ergonomics. No matter if you are blind or sighted, using a brailler or a keyboard wrists level to slightly up will save you a ton of pain in the future. If you have wrists down and fingers up you run a very high risk of strains and developing carpal tunnel. So thank you for the wonderful information, and the ergonomics lesson everyone can benefit from both of these.

    Jim VrchotaJim VrchotaVor 26 Tage
  • Girl, don't even worry, this was all super interesting. This stuff blows my mind!

    WordsFlowMagneticWordsFlowMagneticVor 26 Tage
  • This was so interesting.

    Chelle BrightChelle BrightVor 29 Tage
  • My brother because blind at 2 from ostipatrocisis. I remember working with tactile with him.

    dogablesdogablesVor 29 Tage
  • her speed with alphabet is facinating

    VOPVOPVor 29 Tage
  • What kind of brailler is that? Great video!

    Jennifer Matthews-SouzaJennifer Matthews-SouzaVor Monat
  • “You read with the tips of two fingers.” It’s a tad tricky for me cause I only have the one arm.

    M WM WVor Monat
  • being blind is expensive

    Grace PernulaGrace PernulaVor Monat
  • Cool!

    Horse LoverHorse LoverVor Monat
  • Maybe do cuts after every word. Oh wait, you are already doing that! I'm kidding, I really like your videos. I stumbled apon your channel after seeing "The great gift exchange".

    Fulla BeaverhausenFulla BeaverhausenVor Monat
  • You have received a very nice gift for a pretty colorful brailler!

    Mye LaurenteMye LaurenteVor 2 Monate
  • She is blind but better than many many many. Love you girl. I wish to have trillions of daughters like you. Love from India

    Archana JnArchana JnVor 2 Monate
  • Yes!!! Please make a follow up!!

    Eleany OchoaEleany OchoaVor 2 Monate
  • They could solve the context issue by taking a page out of the Spanish language and placing a question mark on both ends of the sentence. "Do all your homework?" could be "?Do all your homework?"

    Michael MitchellMichael MitchellVor 2 Monate
  • This is how to cheat on a test

    ًًVor 2 Monate
  • Molly if people that are blind can't rad braille how do they get on in general life

    Bethany JohnsonBethany JohnsonVor 3 Monate
  • Hi Molly I really enjoyed this video with you giving your take on Braille, advocating for learning it and explaining how it worked. I also absolutely loved that you got patterned cardstock paper and Braille did it hand it into your Braille teachers who couldn't read it because they don't know how to read with their fingers. I went to grad school to be a teacher of students with visual impairments and our textbook to learn Braille showed all sight Braille. Just the patterns of dots printed on the page. I was working on learning it with my fingers. This for some reason surprised that teacher even though I am visually impaired. Braille is like print for me, I can read it with my eyes but it's a lot faster to read it with another sence. anyway, I love that you made this video. It was awesome!

    Cory WalkerCory WalkerVor 3 Monate
  • This is exceptional! Thank you for being so eloquent Molly. I am a teacher, currently a Teaching Assistant working with students with disabilities including a couple of students with visual impairment and your videos have been teaching me so much about the blind and visually impaired community. This was one of the most informative videos and I appreciate it so much. I would love to see more about braille because this did cover so much and it would be cool to see like more detail on the letters and numbers, something separate on the equipment, the history is so interesting in itself as well. In fact last year I was working with I think it must have been similar to the braille label maker and it was effective for what we were trying to accomplish but I love your typewriter style typer. (Sorry that was long but that was so interesting) I just really wanted you to know you are helping me be a better teacher. Thank you for that.

    Leah HamlinLeah HamlinVor 3 Monate
  • Very insightful

    Rina VenhlovskaRina VenhlovskaVor 3 Monate
  • Can someone teach me because someone I know and love is Blind and it’s my sister in christ from church she also dealing with COVID 19 and I want to write her a beautiful letter and make her a personal book from what I learned so that she will learn to communicate. She’s the type to do everything on her own she need help with everything & doesn’t like the stick so I want to train myself to communicate with the blind and ones that can’t hear or speak but that’s after I learn this part ... of anyone that knows Braille Perfectly and can comment below I will add you on my other social media and we can go to work I want to know letter ,signs , creating full sentences , punctuations , numbers , and vowels sounds step by step using the dots but colors and squares with colors first . THANK ANYONE THAT SEE THIS . She is on her bed of peace and I need it done ASAP .

    Mariannã Uniqué SpragginsMariannã Uniqué SpragginsVor 3 Monate
    • Coming from a routine braille user, she really shows you everything in this video. I’m sure you can do it if you put the effort in. Don’t give up. Also, I hope you’re sister recovers and gets well soon! Good luck

      The Infinite Flight DeckThe Infinite Flight DeckVor 2 Monate
  • Sorry to make another comment so soon, but I just have a lot of thoughts! Anyway, at first I was confused as to how you could construct an entire language with those six dots. For anyone else who may be confused, I thought of something. It's the same idea as if you play certain instruments. For example, the saxophone, which has six main keys. (Y'all, sorry I'm rambling. I'm just so fascinated and excited by all of this stuff that I never learned until now. Thanks for coming to my ted talk.)

    Ziva DavidZiva DavidVor 3 Monate
  • I thought it was interesting when you said you prefer hearing things instead of having to read them, since you can't always tell if a sentence will be a question or not. I feel the opposite about interpreting Spanish, because my first language is English. I know it's not exactly the same thing, but it really made me feel better about myself :)

    Ziva DavidZiva DavidVor 3 Monate
  • I'm not blind but growing up I always found Braille and sign language interesting. Also I couldn't said it better myself, like yes there's technology available but if they don't feel it in their fingertips; they are not gonna learn and succeed more in life. Especially when technology is still pretty unstable. Plus, people who make fun of people with harder challenges; need to be educated to NOT bully.

    E KE KVor 3 Monate
  • Wants to learn braille with you

    Mutiple_Skills AlyyMutiple_Skills AlyyVor 3 Monate
  • Nice work

    Mutiple_Skills AlyyMutiple_Skills AlyyVor 3 Monate
  • Jaiauqbn kooppaja u aoofure yaja

    XinVoXinVoVor 3 Monate
  • Very interesting. Thank you!!!!

    maorimaoriVor 3 Monate
  • i wish i knew brales!

    Harriet BennettHarriet BennettVor 3 Monate
  • I'm not blind, but when I was younger, I was obsessed with everything to do with braille. I would checkout books in braille from the library, I was dedicated to learning how to read braille, one year I even asked for a slate and stylus for christmas and I would spend hours sitting in my room writing braille and translating things into braille. It's so fascinating to me.

    Shannon RickardShannon RickardVor 3 Monate
  • I’m not blind, but I sell Braille signage, and I got so excited when you said you appreciated the bathroom signs and I wish the act had added a restraunts menu’s should be in Braille , I think since I sell Braille signage, I should know or get to know more blind people to really appreciate what I’m selling, my company that is changing names to Ada signage solutions, thank you for your movement on woman’s movement and education!!! I’m going to start to follow you, I love your spunk your awesome. But I’m watching because I heard about your dark days. Maybe I shouldn’t sell Braille signage is my heart in it ? I don’t know but helping people is my thing ok thank you your awesome!!!

    Theresa ShannonTheresa ShannonVor 3 Monate
  • Very interesting video Molly, thank you for making it! :)

    Diana DCDiana DCVor 4 Monate
  • Great video, Molly ! It was very informative ! Thanks a lot.

    JSBJSBVor 4 Monate
  • Molly: « I feel real old! Half the people watching this probably weren’t born until 2006 » Me: *cries in 1981*

    Véronique Des GroseillersVéronique Des GroseillersVor 4 Monate
    • I was born in june 1986.

      Danielle DewittDanielle DewittVor 3 Monate
  • This is an excellent video. Thank you so much for making this video on Braille. I work at a center that serves children with disabilities here in Brazil, and I serve students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities and would like to exchange and share experiences and learn from you in the USA. My name is José Alípio and I am a teacher, I attend students with disabilities at CRAEDI, Brazil.

  • What happens when you make a mistake?

    Tara HatswellTara HatswellVor 4 Monate
    • Very good question! So, on those old “big clunky contraptions” as I call them - the thing she was using called a Perkins - you basically have to move the cursor back, and then type all 6 dots over the error (universally recognised as the same as crossing something out). I’m a BrailleNote user, which is the thing that is basically a Braille tablet, you just do exactly what you would do on a normal computer (delete, retype).

      The Infinite Flight DeckThe Infinite Flight DeckVor 2 Monate
  • Am i the only one that REALLY wants to learn braille because i know a bit on sign language and i really want to learn braille bc we read a book in class where a girl was blind and deaf and mute and i really want to learn how to read braille

    Schleich Horse Lover 100Schleich Horse Lover 100Vor 4 Monate
  • Hoooooly crap! When you went through the alphabet on the brailler I was like 🤯🤯🤯🤯

    caridepp27caridepp27Vor 4 Monate
  • This was so fascinating! Thank you for the video

    Heather van OsHeather van OsVor 4 Monate
  • I'm not blind, but I really really want to learn Braille.

    Bailey LoppBailey LoppVor 4 Monate
  • Dude my mind was blown when you said you went to Korea and you still read the letters, but they were in patterns that didn’t make sense because you don’t speak Korean 🤯

    Katie AKatie AVor 4 Monate
  • Hiiiii, so I’ve recently started watching a lot of your videos and they’re really interesting and I’m loving it!! Ive jsut been wondering (this is complete curiosity) how you keep such good eye contact with the camera? I am by no means an and expert (or even knowledgeable in any way) but I always figured that you wouldn’t be able to know ‘where’ to look if that makes sense?? Once again I am not being judgmental or anything... just ignorant and curious!🙃

    Kayla JackKayla JackVor 4 Monate
    • She answered this in another video called 'why people on the internet think I'm not blind' or something like that. She basically said it's not that hard to look straight ahead and also she has light perception so she can see the studio lights. I hope I got this right, please watch the video I mentioned :)

      What's InsideWhat's InsideVor 4 Monate
  • I’m visually impaired and becoming a tvi ayo

    Alyssa RAlyssa RVor 4 Monate
  • Loved this video!

    Lily GroverLily GroverVor 4 Monate
  • Molly, YOU ARE THE SUPERWOMAN! I love you as a person, I love your confidence, and I love your content. I’m so happy for you as a person.

    J-love 9J-love 9Vor 4 Monate
  • Why was I thinking "learning sign language is so much easier just use that".... I'm an idiot😂

    MakenzieMakenzieVor 4 Monate
  • What happens on the brailler if you make a mistake, like you mistype something?

    Fruits of HeavenFruits of HeavenVor 4 Monate
  • Did anyone else jump/fly back when she started typing???

    Morgan CeperoMorgan CeperoVor 4 Monate
  • i wish i would have learned earlier. i wasnt taught braille until grade 8.

    catalina rojocatalina rojoVor 4 Monate
  • 5:24 Thank me later Also 13:50

    ??????Vor 5 Monate
  • The actual typing process is me key smashing in a passionate text to my friend

    Angela SharpAngela SharpVor 5 Monate
  • I cant believe how much you talk. I'm eight minutes in and the only thing I've learned is braille consists of six dots.

    Roodly F ButsRoodly F ButsVor 5 Monate
    • 😐🙄

      What's InsideWhat's InsideVor 4 Monate
  • This was fascinating and I absolutely love your rebellion with the patterned paper!!!

    Mrs Brick'n ItMrs Brick'n ItVor 5 Monate
  • I learned print when I was 3 or 4 and was so obsessed with it. I wanted my letters to be perfect and I was just obsessed with handwriting in general. When I learned that Braille existed, I was so fascinated and wanted to learn it. I remember in elementary school, I would try to read the bathroom sign every time I went in. I learned (by sight) G-I-R-L-S, but I would try to read it with my fingers because I was a weird kid, I guess? I guess part of me figured it'd be easier if I could just already read if I ever somehow went blind, but another part just loved code and the "cool" factor or something. I already knew how to fingerspell in ASL, and I guess this was just another alphabet I wanted to learn. I didn't know how to actually do it properly and that you were supposed to use two fingers. I would actually try to teach myself to recognize it by feel by using a metal-tipped mechanical pencil to backwards-write Braille words on normal pieces of paper. I was never successful, lol.

    Bobble FishBobble FishVor 5 Monate
  • She's so cute! 😍

    Marcus RingerMarcus RingerVor 5 Monate
  • This video was so interesting!! Thank you for sharing!! And I would love to see more videos about Braille, especially one that goes into the reason the code is how it is! As you said the intelligence behind why the code is as it is! That would be fascinating to me!

    Celina BinkleyCelina BinkleyVor 5 Monate
  • You don’t need to put makeup on if your blind? You obviously can’t see it and it won’t look good.

    Kasey DuttonKasey DuttonVor 5 Monate
    • She enjoys it though, why is that a problem?

      What's InsideWhat's InsideVor 4 Monate
  • In india we have this libary that has a whole secsome of brale books

    Tannishta patelTannishta patelVor 5 Monate
  • This is such a cool video. I've always been curious about how braille works. I learned so much. Thank you!

    Suzi RossSuzi RossVor 5 Monate
  • I’m not blind and I found this interesting I have no idea why,I just discovered your channel one day and I was like “Man,This is cool”

    Kirishima EjiroKirishima EjiroVor 5 Monate
  • i have a question, so when you would take notes does the teacher have to slow down?

    Hannah WHannah WVor 5 Monate
  • Hi molly I know you'll probably never see this but could you do a video on advise for those that have relatives that are losing there vision. Tips, advice, etc. I love your videos and the message you give out.

    Cheyanne LorenzoCheyanne LorenzoVor 5 Monate
  • When she was writing on the braille keyboard it looked like she was just like hitting random things, like how we randomly push keyboard buttons

    GubdubGamingGubdubGamingVor 5 Monate
  • there was a girl in my school who was almost bling, so she was legally blind, literally, and one day she was learning braille as well, so when everyone else was doing something like improving our hand writing she went out and did something different like learn braille. every time she went out to do something she would get to take out one person with her and on one of the days she chose me because we were friends, and what her helper did ws wrote the 6 numbers on our and and learnt brail like that, it was pretty cool tbh.

    GubdubGamingGubdubGamingVor 5 Monate
  • hi I am korean!!

    Subin AhnSubin AhnVor 5 Monate
  • I want one and a braille labler 🥰🥰🥰🥰❤❤❤

    NiverZibiblovesuAzzyNiverZibiblovesuAzzyVor 5 Monate
  • petition to get this young lady a braille computer

    Patrick O'BrienPatrick O'BrienVor 5 Monate
  • i've been doing an online course in braille, i will have to do the whole finger training thing in order to read it without my sight but the reason i'm doing it is because i want to work with young blind children and teach them braille :D

    foxesandcloudsfoxesandcloudsVor 5 Monate
  • I was born in 2002 lmao 🤣

    Joelle ByceJoelle ByceVor 5 Monate
  • (Molly filming) Little fly like YO IM HERE! YOU WILL SEE ME MAUHAHAHAHA!

    Stina SpacesisterStina SpacesisterVor 5 Monate
  • I love that word nemeth! It sounds so cool

    SangeethaSangeethaVor 5 Monate
  • Does anyone else hate this particular braille writer? I stayed my hand on one of those alighners.

    Legendary CowboyLegendary CowboyVor 5 Monate
  • How did you decide to get your hair dyed purple if you can't see the colour and don't know what it looks like?

    That personThat personVor 5 Monate
  • I’ve seen the Braille display from when I was doing my student teaching. We had a student who was blind and she used that to write the multiple choices answers for her test. And we provided her notes in Braille for everything. I’ve also seen the large prints for notes, tests, etc. One time tho, I subbed for a woman with a blind student and they didn’t have the Brailled test ready for her. So I just had to read out the test and transcribe her answers for her

    Beatrice WaideBeatrice WaideVor 5 Monate
  • Teach braille please

    Katherine Almonte RodriguezKatherine Almonte RodriguezVor 5 Monate
  • When you talked about how it can be hard to read a book in Braille because you are decoding/translating back to English in your head, I really related to that. I’m bilingual, and when I read a book in Spanish and am translating it to English it really hurts my brain. I know it’s different, but I related to the feeling. Definitely slows your brain down

    TheresaTheresaVor 5 Monate
  • This was soooo interesting to learn, thanks for sharing 😀

    Rebecca FergusonRebecca FergusonVor 5 Monate
  • I genuinely want more videos on this!!! Teach us!

    Gabriela DoughtyGabriela DoughtyVor 5 Monate
  • I am a computer programmer, and have been periodically losing vision in they eye I read from. I'm looking at a 14 cell reader to start learning just in case I actually need it. Is that going to be sufficient for working with computer terminals? Computer programming is extremely rich in punctuation, and you need to be able to judge indentation patterns.

    rrr00bbrrr00bbVor 5 Monate
  • I don’t know any blind people, but this would be cool to write to people in.

    The LonelyThe LonelyVor 5 Monate
  • Very worst video...infact r u trying to advertise ur self? better to be naked to get more appluse from public!!! bullshit video...

    sutirtha janasutirtha janaVor 5 Monate
  • Here I am, a fully sighted person and I am in awed by Braille, I have always find it fascinating that people can read all the dots, just as much as ASL, I think more people should learn all of this, we should be able to understand each other better... You are awesome

    alexys deborahalexys deborahVor 5 Monate
  • There's a fly in the bottom left corner at 2:06

    m cm cVor 5 Monate
  • I loved this video, I never knew anything about this before but it’s really interesting to me learning more about this! Thank you for explaining :)

    MissDanielle897MissDanielle897Vor 5 Monate
  • More please more!!!!!!

    Ah! ah! Ah! ah!Ah! ah! Ah! ah!Vor 5 Monate
  • Would you always have to know what you'd order before hand? Or do you go with someone if there isn't a Braille menu?

    Nicole BNicole BVor 5 Monate