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Martin, Jason – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2019
The scope of this article is to describe the creation and implementation of specialized adaptations used in teaching the subject of basic cryptography to students who are visually impaired or blind. Included is an overview of events held for visually impaired and blind transition age youth in Alabama and the methods used to engage this population…
Descriptors: Braille, Large Type Materials, Assistive Technology, Students with Disabilities
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Datta, Poulomee; Talukdar, Joy – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
This study investigated the self-concept of students with vision impairment who were placed in specialist and mainstream educational settings in South Australia. Self-Concept was explored across six dimensions, namely Physical, Moral, Personal, Family, Social and Academic Self-Concepts and the Total Self-Concept. The "Tennessee Self-Concept…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Adolescents
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Kim, Jung Sook – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2012
Arguing the issue of fairness and the additional advantage for test takers with visual impairments, some professionals have expressed negative attitudes toward test accommodation. However, researchers have found that the validity of test accommodations increases when the test scores of students who need a particular accommodation increases, while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Testing Accommodations, Visual Impairments, Reading Aloud to Others
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2012
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, per Section 162.1136 RSMo, conducts an annual study of the educational status of eligible blind/visually impaired students and reports the findings to the Missouri Legislature on December 1st each year. The information contained in this report pertains to the twelve data elements…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Literacy, Special Education
Mates, Barbara T. – ALA Editions, 2011
There are plenty of products out there for making information accessible to all users, but how can administrators and managers determine which are the most practical and economical for their particular library? Mates, former director of the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, strips away the technical jargon and introduces dozens…
Descriptors: Workstations, Assistive Technology, Access to Information, Compliance (Legal)
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2011
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, per Section 162.1136 RSMo, conducts an annual study of the educational status of eligible blind/visually impaired students and reports the findings to the Missouri Legislature on December 1st each year. The information contained in this report pertains to the twelve data elements…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Literacy, Special Education
Schoch, Christina Sigrid – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This exploratory study investigated the techniques used by teachers of the visually impaired when administering math questions with graphics to students with blindness or low vision. The researcher observed and videotaped 10 pairs of students with visual impairments and their teachers while the students were taking a test that consisted of 12…
Descriptors: Large Type Materials, Test Items, Visual Impairments, Braille
Socol, Ira David – School Library Journal, 2010
Librarians love books. They love the feel, the smell, and the look of the page. However, physical volumes have kept the author from reaching the ideas and stories that he wants. An impenetrable pile of pages in linear order, books are difficult to decode, search, and rearrange, and one of the worst information management systems he has…
Descriptors: Large Type Materials, School Libraries, Library Services, Librarians
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Ingraham, Cynthia L.; Andrews, Jean F. – British Journal of Visual Impairment, 2010
Deafblind readers are heterogeneous in reading skill acquisition. This qualitative study uses in-depth interviews and protocol analyses and queries the three deafblind adult participants in describing their metacomprehension, metacognitive and metalinguistic strategies used when reading different types of text. Using retrospective analysis, the…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Reading, Adults, Reading Comprehension
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2010
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, per Section 162.1136 RSMo, conducts an annual study of the educational status of eligible blind/visually impaired students and reports the findings to the Missouri Legislature on December 1st each year. The information contained in this report pertains to the twelve data elements…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Literacy, Special Education
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Handa, Kozue; Dairoku, Hitoshi; Toriyama, Yoshiko – British Journal of Visual Impairment, 2010
This study investigates the priority needs of museum service accessibility for visually impaired visitors. For this purpose, conjoint analysis was utilized. Four conjoint attributes of museum services were selected: A--facilities for wayfinding; B--exhibitions and collections including objects for touching, hearing, smelling, etc.; C--information…
Descriptors: Large Type Materials, Museums, Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments
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Stone, Elizabeth; Cook, Linda; Cahalan-Laitusis, Cara; Cline, Frederick – Applied Measurement in Education, 2010
This validity study examined differential item functioning (DIF) results on large-scale state standards-based English-language arts assessments at grades 4 and 8 for students without disabilities taking the test under standard conditions and students who are blind or visually impaired taking the test with either a large print or braille form.…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Large Type Materials, Testing Accommodations, Language Arts
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2009
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Division of Special Education (DSE), per Section 162.1136 RSMo, conducts an annual study of the educational status of eligible blind/visually impaired students and reports the findings to the Missouri Legislature on December 1st each year. The information contained in this report…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Literacy, Special Education
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Goudiras, Dimitrios B.; Papadopoulos, Konstantinos S.; Koutsoklenis, Athanasios Ch.; Papageorgiou, Virginia E.; Stergiou, Maria S. – British Journal of Visual Impairment, 2009
The aim of this study was to examine reading media (braille, cassettes, screen-reader, screen-magnifier, large print, low vision aids, CCTV) used by visually impaired adults. This article reports the results of a research project involving 100 people with visual impairment. The participants were interviewed and asked to fill in a questionnaire to…
Descriptors: Large Type Materials, Place of Residence, Visual Impairments, Audio Equipment
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2008
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Division of Special Education (DSE), per Missouri Revised Statute 162.1136, conducts an annual study of the educational status of eligible blind/visually impaired students and reports the findings to the Missouri Legislature on December 1st each year. The information contained in…
Descriptors: Blindness, Visual Impairments, Literacy, Special Education
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