About Me

My name is Molly Clesen and I currently work as a teacher of students with visual impairments in Springfield Public Schools. I interned for 5 weeks this summer with the Manuela Gandarillas Center for the Blind in Cochabamba, Bolivia. This was an opportunity to empower and contribute to an amazing program in this local community by working with the clients to help them complete tasks independently, teaching lessons on writing, Braille, and other techniques, and participating in games and exercises to stimulate other senses. My goal has been to keep all supporters informed with up to date information about my fundraising efforts and experiences abroad. Even though I have returned, the center for the blind continues to need support. If you would like to donate to a very worthwhile cause, please click on the "Donate" button below. Thank you and any support you can provide is very appreciated. --Molly

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Spanish Braille

Spanish Braille is very similar to English Braille in that it contains two grades: Grade 1 (uncontracted braille) and Grade 2 (contracted braille).  Uncontracted Spanish braille contains the same configurations for letters as uncontracted English braille, with the exception of letters that contain an accent.  Contracted Spanish braille, on the other hand, is very different from contracted English braille and it will be this section of the blog that I will take the time to explain the differences and list available resources.