TITLE

U.K. PARENT INITIATES PETITION TO "SAVE BRAILLE" EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS

PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Mar2007, Vol. 101 Issue 3, p179
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the petition of Emmanuelle Higgins, a parent of two children with degenerative visual conditions and who is frustrated by the refusal of schools in her region in Great Britain to provide braille instruction for her children because they have some remaining usable vision that allows them to read large print. She initiated a Save Braille e-petition, which is available at http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/SaveBraille web site. Higgins hopes her petition will convince the British government to allow funding for braille instruction for students who are not totally blind and raise awareness of the importance of braille in the daily lives of people living with vision loss.
ACCESSION #
24587322

 

Related Articles

  • One Summer, Five States, and Six BELLs. Shaheen, Natalie; Otwell, Jackie // Future Reflections;Mar2011, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p45 

    The article discusses the history and progress of the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Program through 2008 to 2010 in the U.S. The program was developed by members of the National Federation of the Blind's (NFB's) Maryland affiliate who recognized the need for young children...

  • Louis Braille.  // Monkeyshines on Health & Science;Sep99 Communication, p16 

    Features the life of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille alphabet system for the blind. Year of birth; Education; Description of how the Braille system works.

  • Chord level error correction for portable Braille devices. Sandnes, F. E.; Huang, Y. P. // Electronics Letters;1/19/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p82 

    Chording with Braille codes is a natural way of entering text for users already familiar with reading Braille. Efficient text input can be achieved with small two-handed portable input devices. A strategy is proposed that can correct most chord level errors with little computational overhead.

  • braille.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p283 

    A definition of the medical term "braille" is presented. Braille refers to a system of reading and writing that enables persons with blindness to see by using the sense of touch. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F. A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of...

  • Handling Math in Braille? A Survey. Maneki, Alfred P. // Future Reflections;Mar2011, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p21 

    The article presents a survey related to mathematics in Braille to be responded by blind or visually impaired person who has taken or is taking at least one mathematics (math) or math-based science course at the secondary or post-secondary school level, which is to be published in an issue of...

  • Accessible Global Positioning Systems for the Visually Impaired.  // Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly;Apr2008, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p177 

    The article presents information on the research study investigating whether Global Positioning System (GPS) devices possessed sufficient accuracy for use by visually impaired individuals. The study's participants were asked to locate a target from different starting points both with, and...

  • Meet the Braille Bug!  // Children's Digest;May/Jun2004, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p16 

    Introduces a Web site that features information and games using braille.

  • Newspapers 'talk' to the blind.  // Design News;10/22/90, Vol. 46 Issue 20, p42 

    The article reports that a Royal National Institute for the Blind device helps blind people read by listening to instant digital versions of daily newspapers in London, England. Text comes into the homes of blind people through an authorized decoder card in a personal computer. Users can read...

  • Why We're Raising the Signature Threshold for We the People. Phillips, Macon // Whitehouse Blog;2013, p1018 

    A blog post about the move to raise the required number of signatures for petitions posted on the We the People section of the whitehouse.gov website is presented.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics