The impact of braille reading skills on employment, income, education, and reading habits
- Abstracts of Recent Literature. Edelstein, Joan; Schein, Jerome D. // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development;Oct98, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p455
Presents an abstract of the study `How Blind Readers Perceive and Gather Information Written in Braille,' by C. Simon and J.A. Huertas from the 1998 issue of the `Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.'
- Estimated number of adult braille readers in the United States. // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;May/Jun96 Part 1 of 2, Vol. 90 Issue 3, p287
Presents information on adult braille readers in the United States. Estimated number of readers; Association braille reading with loss of sight in childhood and with higher education, employment and income.
- BRAILLE READERS ARE LEADERS 2009-2010. Thorpe-Hartle, Mary Jo; Dunnam, Jennifer // Braille Monitor;Oct2009, Vol. 52 Issue 9, p776
The article offers information on the start of the Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest for 2009-2010 in the U.S. It mentions that there is new adult component that will be much the same of the original contest which will begin in November 1 and ends in January 4. It notes that every contestant...
- EFFECTS OF TWO TELEGRAPHIC DELETION SCHEMES ON THE READING BEHAVIOR OF BRAILLE READERS. Martin, Clessen J.; Bassin, Carolyn B. // Journal of Special Education;Summer77, Vol. 11 Issue 2
Examines the effect of telegraphic deletion styles on the braille reading behaviors of blind children in Austin, Texas. Reading rate and time; Comprehension analysis; Information density and unfamiliarity with telegraphic prose.
- Braille. // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Jun98, Vol. 92 Issue 6, p395
Reports on issues and events relative to the braille system in the United States. Awarding of a braille teaching grant to the Braille Teaching and Learning Committee of the Canadian Braille Authority; Pilot project on the use of refreshable braille systems for blind students; Field testing of a...
- The Phonological-Awareness Skills of Children Who Are Blind. Gillon, Gail T.; Young, Audrey A. // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Jan2002, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p38
Abstract: The phonological-awareness skills of 19 New Zealand children who are blind and were using braille as their reading medium were compared to those of a reading-age-matched control group of sighted children who were three years younger. Children who had difficulty reading braille were...
- Cannibalism is Alive and Well in the Blindness Field. Spungin, Susan Jay // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Feb2003, Vol. 97 Issue 2, p69
Criticizes the teaching model used for visually impaired children. Definitions of cannibalism used in the article; Statistics on teachers of visually impaired students; Significance of the itinerant model to residential schools; Description of university programs; Information on the Unified...
- Removing blind spots: My reawakening to the potential of Braille instruction. Reisfeld, Joanie Hineck // Re:View;Winter96, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p175
Opinion. Comments on the advantages of using Braille in teaching blind and visually impaired children. Planning; Points to be considered.
- THEY LET THEIR FINGERS DO THE reading. Catalano, Anita // Woman's Day (Australian Consolidated Press);4/14/2003, p68
Focuses on the Feelix Braille Book Project by the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind. Celebrities who have donated their time to reading and recording the stories as of April 2003; Significance of the project to couple Gina and Ashley Schmidt; Background on the concept of the project.