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Recruiting TSVIs and Students: Building Graphics Literacy Skills

Do you have a 2nd-5th grade braille reader who would benefit from building accuracy and efficiency with braille line plots, pictographs, and bar graphs? If you said “YES” to this question, you and your student are invited to take part in a research study during spring 2023.

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Research Study Group

What We Created: Through a small grant from the University of South Carolina we have developed 2 units that use authentic science data about endangered species while teaching students how to accurately locate and use information in line plots, pictographs, and bar graphs. Students will listen to a narrator read information as they explore, locate, and use information on tactile graphics.
Why We Created the Materials: When braille readers have a systematic approach to use when locating and interpreting information in tactile graphics, they can engage more efficiently in learning.
Time frame: The study runs from February – May 2023

Please read the flyers for additional information. If you and your student are interested in participating in the study, please complete the Building Literacy Consent Form (below). Please also share the student recruitment flyer with the parents/guardians of your student.

Gift Card: TSVIs who complete all study activities will receive a $25 Amazon gift card

TSVIs will be allowed to keep and continue to use the graphics and audio files they receive.

For more information contact Dr. Tina Herzberg at or 864-503-5572

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