Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Our Bloggers

Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments/O&M
Laurie Hudson
I love to teach early Braille literacy and wrote about this in "Introducing Braille," an iBook with 14 linked video clips of actual insturction, sold for $9.95 on the iTunes store  at   My other passion is  inclusion (see  "Classroom Collaboration," published by Perkins, and its companion poster, "Nineteen Ways to Step Back," published by the American Foundation for the Blind.) I live in Red Sox Nation and work as a consultant for Perkins International. Click here for a full list of Laurie's posts.
Mother, teacher
Sandra Kenrick and son Liam
I am the mother of two busy boys.  My oldest, Liam, is deafblind...he loves books and I love to put accessible books into his hands:) I have taught 10 years in general education classrooms and now teach students with vision impairments. 
Speech language pathologist
Linda Hagood
I am a speech language pathologist who has special interest and experience in relationship-based programming for students who have visual and multiple impairments, including autism and deaf-blindness.  I work in public schools and private practice, where my students never stop giving me new insights and fresh perspectives on their learning. I have authored two curriculum guides, both published through Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and enjoy sharing  my work (and play) with others through workshops and writing. 
Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
Lizbeth Barclay
I am a retired teacher of students with visual impairments, formerly coordinator of the Assessment Program at California School for the Blind and currently, working as a rehabilitation specialist at the U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry.  Editor of the book, Learning to Listen/Listening to Learn, published by AFB Press and chapter author for several other books and journal articles, I maintain a strong interest in the development of literacy skills for young students with visual impairment, especially listening comprehension.  
Marnee Loftin
I retired from TSBVI  in June 2013 after working there as a psychologist for 28 years. Now I am focused on traveling with my husband, balancing the demands of four generations of family, and generally enjoying life.  I still maintain a small consultant practice that provides psychological and educational evaluation of children with VI as well as doing workshops.   
Speech-Language Pathologist
Megan Mogan
I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind. I specialize in working with students who are early communicators, including deafblind learners and VI students with multiple disabilities.
Professor/TVI and COMS
Paula Conroy
I am a Professor at the University of Northern Colorado and coordinate the visual impairment and orientation and mobility programs. I am also a certified TVI and COMS and provide consultation to school districts in how to best meet the needs of their students with visual impairments. My specialty area is working with students who are in the process of learning English and have visual impairments.
Research Professor
Penny Rosenblum
Through 2019, Penny is a Research Professor at the University of Arizona. Beginning in 2020, she will be the Research Director for the American Foundation for the Blind. Penny has more than 30 years of experience as a teacher of students with visual impairments, university faculty member, scholar, and as a person with low vision.
Parent/ Website administrator for online parents support network
Woman with daughter who is blind
I currently run UK based online support network  My aim with this site is to connect, inspire and inform families with visually impaired children and provide online support.
Specialist in VI education
Scott Baltisberger
Formerly a TVI with public schools in Austin, currently a specialist in VI education with the Outreach Department of Texas School for the the Blind and Visually Impaired.