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Linguistics Professor Creates Tactile Magnet Board

By Tmiller
Linguistics professor at Haverford College creates tactile magnet board to make the study of phonetics accessible to students who are blind.
wearable vision simulator

Immersive Simulation of Visual Impairments Using a Wearable See-through Display

By Charlotte Cushman
New simulation tool helps simulate visual impairments
VBraille interface for Hangman

BraillePlay: Educational Smartphone Games for Children Who Are Blind

By Charlotte Cushman
Longitudinal research study about the use of smartphones to teach braille concepts
Books from APH with tactile illustrations

Guide to Designing Tactile Illustrations for Children's Books

By Charlotte Cushman
Guidelines for designing tactile illustrations for children with visual impairments
Reading a tactile book

Research Synthesis of Tactile and Object Exploration

By Charlotte Cushman
This synthesis of research studies examining tactile and object exploration in young children who are blind or visually impaired offers guidelines for practice.
Vibrating glove

Vibrating Glove May Help Users to Learn Braille

By Charlotte Cushman
This research study uses a vibrating glove to teach users braille.
Touching a 3-D representation in a book

Tactile Picture Books Project

By Charlotte Cushman
Researchers use 3-D printing to create tactile books for children who are blind
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Constant Time Delay and Braille Word Recognition

By Charlotte Cushman
Results of a research study on using constant time delay to teach braille word recognition with students with visual impairments and intellectual disabilities.
Cover of Journal of Experimental Psychology

Young Children and Tactile Images

By Charlotte Cushman
Research study comparing the recognition of different types of tactile images among young children who are blind.
TVIs AT proficiency

TVIs' AT Proficiency and Communities of Practice: Bridging tech innovations and classroom implementation

By @TVI_ting
This presentation discusses the proficiency of TVIs using Assistive Technology with students who are blind or visually impaired, and implications for the field.
Screen reader proficiency chart

Results of Screen Reader Survey

By Charlotte Cushman
Research results of a survey on the use of screen readers reveals changes since 2009.
Boy with image of brain

Study Reveals That Children with Autism May Have Difficulties Matching Sight and Sound

By Charlotte Cushman
New study on autism spectrum disorder examines the link between interpretation of sights and sounds
Sina Bahram

Research on Accessible Technology

By Charlotte Cushman
Research and development on accessible technology for people who are blind or visually impaired
Common Core Survey

Online Survey about Common Core

By Charlotte Cushman
Online survey for Common Core State Standards and accessibility for students who are blind or visually impaired
Cover of The Educator Braille Literacy issue

A Study of Braille Writing Skills Acquisition

By Charlotte Cushman
Research study comparing the use of a braille writer and slate and stylus in acquisition of braille writing skills
Girl reading braille

Research on NRMA

By Charlotte Cushman
Research on the National Reading Media Assessment (NRMA) for students who are blind or visually impaired
A boy reads braille

Touch and Learn: A Study of Visually Impaired Children and Tactile Graphics

By Charlotte Cushman
Research report on use of tactile graphics by children who are blind or visually impaired
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Survey of Users with Low Vision

By Charlotte Cushman
Results of survey with people with low vision using assistive technology
Cover of Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Reading Comprehension of Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants

By Charlotte Cushman
This research study compares the reading comprehension skills of deaf children with cochlear implants to deaf children without cochlear implants.
Boy sits next to man who is reading a book

Vision and Dyslexia Not Linked

By Charlotte Cushman
Research study on the relationship between dyslexia and visual processing