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HumanWare US is proud to launch the 2011 Braille Literacy Scholarship Program

Every parent wants the best for their child and braille literacy is fundamental to a blind child's success. Starting blind children on the road to literacy as early as they are able and choosing the right tools is key to their success.

By using modern and appropriate tools:

Very young children can start scribbling with dots, should be having fun and begin to learn through experimentation
and play.

Parents can become actively involved in their child's literacy development.

Appropriate expectations for children can result from giving them independence to learn and explore.

The Mountbatten Learning
System Award

A Mountbatten Learning System and all associated software and accessories will be awarded to one child in the United States. Entries on behalf of children between the ages of 3 and 8 years, who are learning braille or are assessed as a future braille learner will be accepted. In one thousand words or less, tell us why you feel braille literacy will be key to your child's success and describe the role you think the Mountbatten Learning System will play in their future.

The winner will receive a Mountbatten Learning System Educational pack containing: MB Learning System, Mimic Display, keyboard and MB comm PC to MB communication software. Essays must be submitted with the written support of an early childhood or early intervention professional. Parents and professionals are welcome to provide any supporting material to their application.

All applicants must reside in the United States or its Territories. Winners must be willing to participate in promotional events or to attend a public award ceremony.

Entries should be emailed to sharon.spiker@humanware.com or sent by mail to:

2011 Braille Literacy Scholarship Program
5128 Oak Point Way
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
United States of America

(Entries must be submitted before
December 31, 2011)

Picture of Camille using a Mountbatten

“The Mountbatten has been such a blessing to have in our household.”

- Camille’s mother, Jennifer O’Neil

The photo above shows Camille O’Neil, in her 2nd year of preschool, doing her favorite thing, typing out the beginning of the alphabet, “a b c d e f g space” and spelling words.


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