ERIC Number: EJ1063755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Teaching Braille Letters, Numerals, Punctuation, and Contractions to Sighted Individuals
Putnam, Brittany C.; Tiger, Jeffrey H.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v48 n2 p466-471 Sum 2015
Braille-character recognition is one of the foundational skills required for teachers of braille. Prior research has evaluated computer programming for teaching braille-to-print letter relations (e.g., Scheithauer & Tiger, 2012). In the current study, we developed a program (the Visual Braille Trainer) to teach not only letters but also numerals, punctuation, symbols, and contractions; we evaluated this program with 4 sighted undergraduate participants. Exposure to this program resulted in mastery of all braille-to-print relations for each participant.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Braille, Alphabets, Numbers, Punctuation, Symbols (Mathematics), Blindness, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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