Paths to Literacy

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Goodbye to Natalie Barraga

Natalie Barraga

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Natalie Barraga.  Born in Texas in 1915, she died at home on December 29, 2014 at the age of 99.  In her long career, she taught at New York Institute for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind.  She went on to join the Special Education faculty at the University of Texas, Austin and taught there for more than 20 years.  She is perhaps best known for her writings on low vision and visual efficiency.

In 2002 she was inducted into the APH (American Printing House for the Blind) Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field.  Her biography there provides an overview of her life and work.

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