This website is a collaboration between Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). While our two schools have worked closely together for many years, this is our first cooperative venture online. We hope that by combining our resources and expertise we can help to stimulate discussion in the field on the many different aspects of literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities or who are deafblind.
What Can You Find on Paths to Literacy?
The information on this site ranges from a basic overview of literacy to various stages of development and special challenges, as well as an exploration of different media (print, braille, auditory strategies).
It includes original content, as well as links to other sites and resources available on the web. Some materials have been summarized, with a link to the full resource. In cases where information is available free of charge on the web, we have linked directly to articles and other resources. In cases where information is copyright protected, we have linked to the web address or URL where more information can be found.
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The site was developed by:
- Cyral Miller, Director of Outreach, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Charlotte Cushman, Website Editor; Project Manager
Jim Durkel, who was one of the creators of this site, passed away on May 28, 2012. He will be remembered for his rich professional knowledge, passionate dedication, and personal warmth. This site lives on in his memory.