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ERIC Number: EJ808142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0264-6196
Learning to Read by Touch: Developing Braille Reading Schemes
Arnold, Alison
British Journal of Visual Impairment, v22 n3 p89-92 2004
This article describes the work of a group of professionals in the United Kingdom known as the VIEW Braille Literacy Committee, committed to the development of teaching braille. Members meet each school term and have had the support of the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) in realizing numerous projects aimed at improving access to literacy for all those learning to read through touch. A description is given of some of the reading schemes designed by members of the group, of their underlying rationale, of the importance of pre-braille reading skills, of issues to do with motivation, and of the order of introducing braille short-forms and contractions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom