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Visual Impairment in Preschool Children in the United States

This research study found that the number of preschool children with VI is projected to increase disproportionally, especially among minority populations.
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Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities, Volume 5

Scientific/Research Proceedings from 2017 CSUN conference
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Results of WebAIM Screen Reader Survey #6

Results of the 6th survey of screen readers suggests that Window-Eyes and ZoomText must be included in all web accessibility testing.
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Linguistics Professor Creates Tactile Magnet Board

Linguistics professor at Haverford College creates tactile magnet board to make the study of phonetics accessible to students who are blind.
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Immersive Simulation of Visual Impairments Using a Wearable See-through Display

New simulation tool helps simulate visual impairments
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Guide to Designing Tactile Illustrations for Children's Books

Guidelines for designing tactile illustrations for children with visual impairments
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Young Children and Tactile Images

Research study comparing the recognition of different types of tactile images among young children who are blind.
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TVIs' AT Proficiency and Communities of Practice: Bridging tech innovations and classroom implementation

This presentation discusses the proficiency of TVIs using Assistive Technology with students who are blind or visually impaired, and implications for the field.
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What is Literacy? The Power of a Definition

The authors base their literacy definition on the assumption that all individuals in need of extensive supports are capable of benefitting from literacy instruction.
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Teaching Children to Read

Findings and determinations of the National Reading Panel on the research literature on teaching reading and the implications for instruction (not specific to visual impairment)
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Forty Years of Literacy Research in Blindness and Visual Impairment

This article outlines concerns about the quality of research currently being done in the field of literacy research in blindness and visual impairment
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Access to Literacy Instruction for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

This 61-page discussion paper examines the importance of literacy for all students who are blind or visually impaired.