Paths to Literacy

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Free Webinar with Diane Wormsley on I-M-ABLE

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This free webinar with Diane Wormsley on I-M-ABLE is the last in the Maryland School for the Blind’s Outreach Department Braille Literacy Live! Ask the Expert Series.  Diane Wormsley will address your questions about I-M-ABLE as well as teaching strategies, materials, and resources for working with braille readers. Keep in mind this will be a question and answer session.  Join experts in the field of educating students with visual impairments to ask your specific questions about braille using the Zoom video conferencing platform. 

About the Presenter

The final session of the 2018-2019 school year will be held on May 20th from 3 to 4 pm Eastern Time. Diane Pomeroy Wormsley, Ph. D. (University of Pittsburgh 1979) began her teaching career at the New York State School for the Blind. She taught in Australia and Papua New Guinea, was Assistant Professor at Illinois State University; Assistant to the Dean, College of Health Sciences University of Wyoming; Educational Specialist and Regional Director for American Foundation for the Blind. She was also Program Director and Associate Professor at Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) and the Brenda Brodie Endowed Chair and Professor in Special Education at North Carolina Central University, retiring in 2015. In retirement, she served a term as Executive in Residence at American Printing House for the Blind. She is former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness, now associate editor. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

Her publications include: Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach, Braille Literacy Curriculum, and I- M-ABLE: The Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach for Braille Literacy Education. She co- authored Foundations of Braille Literacy, and co-edited Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy. She has published numerous articles on her research including the ABC Braille Study and braille literacy, and has presented on those topics at conferences and workshops around the world.

Among her past awards are the Alan J. Koenig Research in Literacy Award and the Holbrook-Humphries Award from Getting in Touch with Literacy, the Mary K. Bauman Award and the C. Warren Bledsoe Award for Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy both from the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Please e-mail your questions in advance to Register in advance for this meeting: Zoom Registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thank you for all you do to support braille literacy!



Event Date: 

May 20, 2019