It is often hard to give blind or visually impaired boys and girls, especially the youngest ones–the quantity and quality of specialized attention they need most. In particular, consistent Braille instruction can be difficult to provide if your child’s school district does not actively support their right to learn and use Braille.
The Indiana BELL Academy summer program, Braille Enrichment for Learning and Literacy, will take place in Indianapolis Monday through Friday, June 18-22. Registration cost for the program is $100. While lunch is provided each day, the parent or guardian of each BELL participant is responsible for transportation, lodging, and meals other than lunch during that week. The deadline for registration is June 1, 2018.
Do you know of a boy or girl between the ages of 4 and 12 who would benefit from a week-long opportunity to explore the world with others in an environment where Braille and blindness is cool? In 2017, NFB member volunteers ran 45 BELL Academy summer programs nationwide, serving more than 325 youngsters. This is blind adults helping blind boys and girls to build up their literacy and confidence as they learn that it is respectable to be blind.
Make the summer of 2018 truly magical for blind boys and girls in your life by signing them up for,and enabling their participation in, BELL Academy for Indiana. Don’t have any specific children in mind? BELL Academy programs, and the families who would participate, could always use our financial sponsorship and volunteer time.
Learn about BELL Academy and the philosophy behind it
Call 317-263-4670 or
Email Coordinator Barbara Dosch with questions about Indiana’s specific BELL Academy summer program, and how you can help
Register a student for BELL