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Factors Related to Braille Reading Acquisition Among Aging Braille Learners

Factors Related to Braille Reading Acquisition Among Aging Braille Learners: Exploring the Use of Technology to Enhance Training Outcomes
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Braille Teaching and Literacy: A Report for the European Blind Union and European Commission

This report on braille teaching and literacy discusses findings from a two-year project in Europe investigating braille teaching and literacy.
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Improving Braille Reading Fluency: The Bridge to Comprehension

Evidence-based research on braille fluency and braille literacy
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Youth Share Their Experiences in a Research Study on Braille and Tactile Graphics

Research study on braille and tactile graphics includes implications for practitioners
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BraillePlay: Educational Smartphone Games for Children Who Are Blind

Longitudinal research study about the use of smartphones to teach braille concepts
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Vibrating Glove May Help Users to Learn Braille

This research study uses a vibrating glove to teach users braille.
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Constant Time Delay and Braille Word Recognition

Results of a research study on using constant time delay to teach braille word recognition with students with visual impairments and intellectual disabilities.
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Research on Accessible Technology

Research and development on accessible technology for people who are blind or visually impaired
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A Study of Braille Writing Skills Acquisition

Research study comparing the use of a braille writer and slate and stylus in acquisition of braille writing skills
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Research on NRMA

Research on the National Reading Media Assessment (NRMA) for students who are blind or visually impaired
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Touch and Learn: A Study of Visually Impaired Children and Tactile Graphics

Research report on use of tactile graphics by children who are blind or visually impaired
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Applying the Results of the ABC Braille Study to Real-Life Teaching: One Teacher's Interpretation

This presentation emphasizes the need for teachers of students with visual impairments to focus on the full range of reading processes when they are working with young braille readers.
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Teaching Early Braille Literacy Skills within a Stimulus Equivalence Paradigm to Children with Degenerative Visual Impairments

Research study evaluating an instructive procedure for teaching early braille-reading skills with 4 school-aged children with degenerative visual impairments
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Studies of Braille Reading Rates and Implications for the Unified English Braille Code

Reading rate data was collected from both print and braille readers in the areas of mathematics and literary braille.
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Teaching and Assessing the Appropriateness of Uncontracted Braille: Research Report

This study founds that teaching uncontracted braille requires different strategies and materials than does teaching contracted braille.
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A review of the literature into effective practice in teaching literacy through braille

Literature review and examination of evidence-based good practice in the area of teaching literacy through braille.
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Relating Braille Reading Difficulties to Developmental Dyslexia: First Empirical Evidence

This study aims to find out whether the correlational and causal pattern between temporal processing, speech perception, phonological processing and reading is the same both in print & braille readers
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Coping Strategies in Reading: Multi-readers in the Norwegian General Education System

Six primary school–aged braille students were taught to name 4 to 10 braille letters as phonemes and another 4 to 10 braille letters as graphemes
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Technologies of Resistance/Resisting Technology: Braille, Computers, and Literacy for the Visually Impaired

This article compares students who use primarily oral media for reading and writing with those who use braille.
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Technology and Early Braille Literacy: Using the Mountbatten Pro Brailler in Primary-grade Classrooms

Description of the Early Braille Readers Project, which provided a Mountbatten Pro Brailler and peripheral equipment to 20 kindergarteners, first-, and second graders in Texas.