Category:

blind / low vision

Subject Level:

intermediate

Computer Level:

intermediate

IACET CEUs:

0.3

ACVREP CEUs:

2.5

Presenter(s)

Description

Our country is currently experiencing a braille crisis. Fewer than 10% of students with significant visual impairments are receiving braille instruction. To remediate this, it is important to advance braille through current and emerging technologies and research new methods of teaching braille. Also, it is well apparent that sighted students and students with visual impairments now live in a digital world. This presentation will provide demonstrations of new technologies and apps that can actively engage both young braille students and sighted students particularly in inclusive settings. Sample lesson plans will be provided. Second, many students with visual impairments have additional disabilities. With appropriate strategies and engaging technologies, these students can become literate. Additional technologies geared for students at a functional level will be demonstrated.

Financial Disclosure:

I receive royalties from the Attainment Company for TactileTalk Toolkit and GoTap Braille.

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