Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Learn about ASR Instructional Strategies in Upcoming Webinar!

Karen NarvolAudio Supported Reading (ASR) is a technology-based approach to teaching reading that enhances a student’s access to the text, whether reading in print or in braille. In this live webinar event on Wednesday, June 8th, Assistive Technology Consultant Karen Narvol describes how ASR can meet the challenges of students with print-related disabilities when used as an instructional strategy. Incorporating the work of AFB’s National Project Manager Ike Presley, Karen Narvol will discuss how listening and reading comprehension are connected, and identify technologies which support Audio Supported Reading.
Register now for this free one-hour webinar, which will take place on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern:
Learning goals of the webinar:
  • Explain the reading challenges experienced by students with print-related disabilities.
  • Define Audio Supported Reading as an instructional strategy.
  • Describe techniques that effectively utilize Audio Supported Reading.


For more information, contact Perkins eLearning Webinar at or 617-972-7720.
This webinar will be recorded and available at


Karen Narvol has 42 years of experience as an elementary school teacher, instructional technology specialist, and assistive technology consultant with school districts and intermediate units in Pennsylvania. She is presently working as an independent assistive technology consultant with contracts with Bookshare, Kurzweil Education, Perkins School for the Blind, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education/Bureau of Special Education.
Ms. Narvol is currently presenting a series of Bookshare webinars to Pennsylvania educators, teaching onsite workshops and presenting webinars on Kurzweil 3000 to educators across the country, teaching Bookshare online courses for Perkins eLearning, and moderating the Bookshare Mentor Teacher Group community of practice.



Event Date: 

Jun 08, 2016