Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition

Posted on February 26, 2012
Updated on: October 31, 2021

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Charlotte@Perkins commented on November 19, 2014

Hello Maria,

Teaching English to learners who are blind will depend on many things, such as whether or not the student already knows how to speak another language and read & write another language.  Other considerations are how much vision they have and whether they use braille or large print.  Are they able to see photographs?  Do you have access to assistive technology, such as a video magnifier, so that they can enlarge images?

For more information on teaching English to students with visual impairments, see the section in this website on this topic:

Good luck!



Maria José commented on November 18, 2014

I am an English teacher from Brazil and I would like to know about this topic.