BELL Academy

BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning ) Academy

2018 Chicago Bell Academy

The National Federation of the Blind is excited to offer its Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning Program, BELL, this summer in Illinois. This is a great opportunity for Braille skills to be addressed in a fun and new environment.

Where:

The Chicago Lighthouse
1850 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608

When:

July 9-20, 2018

Times:

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost:

$50

We will explore and learn new Braille and blindness skills. As a group, fun field trips will be taken to utilize and improve mobility skills.

Read more and apply now at: https://nfb.org/bell-academy.

2018 Chicago Bell Flier (Word Format)

2018 Springfield BELL Academy

The National Federation of the Blind is excited to offer its Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning Program, BELL, this summer in Illinois. This opportunity will be a weeklong residential program in Springfield, IL.

Where:

Springfield, IL

When:

July 30 – August 3, 2018

Who:

Blind child/Parent pairs

Cost:

$50

The children will explore and learn new braille and blindness skills. A Parent session will run parallel with the student portion. Information on allowing for independence, community resources and child advocacy and much more will be covered.

Read more and apply now at: https://nfb.org/bell-academy.

2018 Springfield Bell Flier (Word Format)

2017 BELL Academy

The National Federation of the Blind recently wrapped up the 2017 Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy. We conducted programs in Chicago and Springfield. This was a great opportunity for Braille skills to be addressed in a fun and new environment.

We would like to thank all of the parents, teachers, volunteers and kids who participated for making this years program a hit! Read our Newsletters to find out more about how the program went. To read the newsletters, please visit our Newsletters page and jump to the BELL Academy section of the page.

Additional Information

To learn more about the NFB of Illinois BELL Academy programs, please read the affiliate-specific Frequently Asked Questions brochure for Illinois at https://nfb.org/bell-academy-faqs-affiliate/il. For more information, please contact Amy Lund, our state BELL coordinator, at or by phone at 2178165060.