WESBraille is a system to provide online braille drill and practice. It grew from the disatisfaction with existing tools which require instructor intervention for grading and feedback.

The project began in 2000, and was substantially designed and a proof of concept established in 2004. With the help of an SBIRR grant, NCLID partnered with Sopris West to develop the main environment in 2005. In 2006, work began to populate the database with the examples and drills from the NLS Handbook for Braille Transcription and to create a web based version of that manual with links to the drills and quizzes.

Educators who wish to use this resource are encouraged to contact the National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilites (ncssd@unco.edu)