ERIC Number: ED126672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for the Preparation of Teachers of Reading with the Optacon.
Moore, Mary W., Ed.
Presented are guidelines for preparing teachers of reading with the Optacon -- an electronic device which tactually reproduces printed letters thus allowing the blind to read regular print. The course outline includes objectives and recommended instructional activities for each of the following phases: introduction and use of equipment, instructional strategies, assessment, instructional materials, psychoeducational factors, and research needs. Specific objectives include the following: demonstration of the Optacon, Visual Display, and Tracking Board; presentation of information theory concepts including definition of critical features; discussion of research on characteristics of successful Optacon readers; presentation of an overview of training materials available; a discussion of vocational, education, and sociological considerations relating to the Optacon; and a discussion of questions which research needs in tactual reading. Appended are the course outline, a daily schedule, sources of materials, an article about the Optacon reader, and a bibliography of material suitable for easy reading with the Optacon. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.