Braille for Children's Clothing

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I wanted you to know about a parent who has created a solution for helping her child be independent while dressing. Gracie Benedith has created these items and sent me the pictures and descriptions.

Gracie holding child's shirt

As a mother of a legally blind child, I saw the struggles that my son had to deal with getting dressed every single morning. My husband and I had to get up earlier to assist him with his clothes while trying to teach him how to get dressed independently. I suddenly had an epiphany to start a clothing line for blind and visually impaired people called Braille Code! Why not have a clothing line that they can call their own?

I designed this line with style that would appeal exclusively to the blind and visually impaired. Braille Code consists of:

  • Polo shirts with my three blind mice or Braille Code logo with the braille back patch,
  • Button-down shirts and blouses with braille number patches (inside) on each side for correct buttoning,
  • T-Shirts with logos and back patches,
  • Socks with back patches,
  • Baseball caps with Braille Code logos,
  • Right and Left adhesive patches to adhere to the inner tongue of any and every shoe to put on correctly!
Gracie's son with basketball wearing one of her shirts braille labels for children's clothes braille labels for socks and shoes braille labels in shoes for right and left right and left adhesive patches in braille

All these items will assist children to get dressed more efficiently and independently! Although the line appeals to children, this brand can also assist adults who may have been dressing themselves for years to put on button-down shirts, socks and footwear correctly to save time on getting ready and walking out the door on time.

My goal is to give parents like me a way to help/give our children a sense of pride, independence, and acceptance of who they are with style!

You may contact me at graceisblessed2@yahoo.com if you would like more information.

Topics:
Planning for the Future
Assistive Technology
Personal Reflections
Self-Advocacy
Independence
Braille
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I love it. We, the TVI and I were talking about this just this week. What a great idea. It is especially timely now that they have taken all the tags out of clothes (which I am glad they did). We were talking about some of the ways we could mark clothes!


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I love this idea ,especially the labels for the shoes, Thank You.


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I would LOVE to see you try out for " Shark Tank" for this line of clothing! I can see a HUGE potential to help ALL visually impaired persons, both children and adults!!! Thank you so much for coming up with this idea for your line of clothing. Its awesome!


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What great clothing ideas! I'm guessing you may be selling some of these items already, but I'll send you an e-mail to see if I can get my hands on some of this stuff. Also, if that cute little boy in these pics is your son...he's adorable.


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I thank you all for your wonderful comments! Makes me emotional! My son of course inspired the clothing line, he is truly my hearts joy. The feeling and the fact that it is going to help parents like me is... mind blowing! I know Braille Code was God given and my mission is not only to help parents like me but most importantly, to inspire and instill pride in ourselves as well as our children. My website will be up and running soon but in the meantime, I can be reached at braillecodeclothing.com. Thanks again and God bless!


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I know it has been a long while but I realized that I did not put my website in to this conversation. It is www.braillecodeclothing.com. I can also be reached for any support groups, events or any questions at braillecodeclothing@gmail.com.

Thank you!


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Hi Scott Truax,

It is very nice.It will easily wear by blind children.

So will you deliver these clothes in New York?

Because I am going to give these clothes to blind kids in the orphanage. It will be very beneficial for them.

Thanks


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