Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Survey on COMS and Braille

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Dear Colleagues,

William Mefford Penrod, Nora Griffin-Shirley, Kevin Hollinger, and Ximena Burgin are conducting Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved research from the field to determine whether practicing Orientation and Mobility instructors and O&M students think that knowledge of uncontracted, contracted, and/or UEB braille should be an integral component in preparation programs leading to O&M certification. The instrument has been reviewed by persons who are blind using common screen readers and we think that it is accessible to all.   Please take 10 minutes out of your busy schedules to complete the survey at  You may choose to enter the drawing for four $50.00 gift cards upon completion of this survey. 

Thank you!  Bill, Nora, and Kevin

William M. Penrod, Ed.D., TVI, COMS
Associate Professor of Special Education
Northern Illinois University
Department of SEED, CoE
232A Graham Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115