A girl writes with a green magic marker

Using data

Should my child read print or braille or both?

Decisions on literacy instruction are based on data from the functional vision evaluation and the learning media assessment. Dr. Penny Rosenblum helps families understand the evaluation results and what questions to ask about whether visual or tactile tools, or a combination of both, will be best for their child. 

Teaching Dual Media Learners

Introducing braille to print users

The best instructional approach for dual media learners will depend on the results of the learning media assessment, as well as factors such as the student’s eye condition and their age.  Questions such as how much instructional time students will require are addressed.  How do you know how to juggle instruction in both print and braille?

A girl uses an APH Braille Buzz with numbered keys.
A boy with glasses reading a page of braille text at his desk

Teaching Braille

What if the student already knows how to read?

Braille may be introduced to print readers for a variety of reasons. Braille Consultant Anna Swenson and TVI Anne Spitz look at the factors of Time, Instruction, Motivation, and Experience in planning instructional strategies to teach braille to students who already know print.  Do you know what resources are available to teach dual media students?

French fries braille game

This file folder game can be used with students with low vision who are beginning to learn braille, with a focus on the letters D, E, I, F, N, R, J and Z. This game can be a fun and motivating activity for dual media learners!