Transcribe Playing Cards
Students who are blind or visually impaired will typically need adaptations to access printed information that will allow the student to access all areas of the curriculum. It is the role of the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) to determine the adaptations that the student needs. Material adaptation needs will vary, depending on the degree of functional vision, effects of additional disabilities, and the task to be done.
There is no hard fast rule on how to braille the cards, so adapt to your student's preferences. That being said, the braille is usually placed on the top right corner of the front of the card about 1/4" from the edge.
Standard Deck of Playing Cards
If transcribing a standard deck of cards, use 2 braille cells. It is not necessary to include the number sign. Simply indicate the number followed by the suit. Remember it is not possible to erase mistakes well on playing cards so be careful to not make any! I find it helpful to braille one suit at a time so I don't get confused! Use the following guidelines and remember to flip the card 180 degrees and braille that side too so the student can read the card no matter how it is oriented
joker = jo
UNO Playing Cards
As with transcribing a standard deck, use either 2-3 cells and don't include the number sign. Transcribe the top right corner and flip the card 180 degrees and braille the corner so the student can read the card no matter how the card is oriented. I find it helpful to braille one color at a time so I don't get confused! Braille the number or direction first followed by the color as follows:
wdd (wild draw four)
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