Denta Braille, Upaya Pengenalan Aksara Jawa Bagi Tunanetra
Keywords:Denta Braille, Blind, Javanese Script
Javanese script is one of the cultural heritages that can be learned by all people, including persons with disabilities, especially the blind. However, learning Javanese characters for blind students still experiences problems such as those experienced by MILB Budi Asih Semarang. So far, learning the Javanese script at MILB Budi Asih Semarang has not been conveyed optimally. Students only know Javanese script orally without knowing its original form. This has become an obstacle in the Javanese script learning process so far. This study aims to create Javanese script learning media for blind people as an effort to meet the competency standards in the 2013 curriculum with local content. The development research approach used is the research approach proposed by Plomp. This approach includes five stages of research. The product produced in this study is a medium for the introduction of Javanese characters for the visually impaired which is named "Denta Braille". The form of this media is in the form of a board containing twenty basic letters of Javanese script, which is accompanied by braille as a reading aid for blind students. The introduction of Javanese script using this media can make it easier for blind students to learn Javanese script. That way, visually impaired students who initially only knew the sounds of Javanese characters can now recognize the original Javanese script well. Increasing student abilities as measured through observing each stage of the learning program produces positive outcomes. However, this product is still limited to the legena script or basic letters. For that, it is necessary to develop other Javanese script elements.