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Learning about Readers with Visual Impairments

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Blogger Jan Godown Annino explores how to select reading materials for young readers who are blind or visually impaired in her post KID LIT HEROES: What can we learn about young readers with low vision?  She interviewed Charlotte Cushman at Paths to Literacy and asked the following questions on this topic:

  • What specific techniques can help a child with low-vision or no vision, learn to love literature, beyond methods that inspire other young readers?
  • What are the thoughts about the use of modalities such as braille readers, Talking Books and new technologies?
  • Are there children's authors through the years, or currently, whose stories seems to work best in translation for children low-vision or who are blind?
  • Are the increasing number of wordless picture books ideal for the younger ones in this group?
  • What motivates a publisher to make an author's book for children accessible to the low-vision or no vision young reader? How can this accessibility to books be increased?
Selecting books for young readers with visual impairments



Posted on August 20, 2014
Updated on: February 8, 2018