Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Teaching Braille Reading and Writing Video

In this 7-part video, Lucia Hasty, a well known lecturer and expert of teaching braille, discusses the importance of early literacy, language and concept development for children who are blind and the specific skills needed for braille literacy. In addition, Lucia shares information regarding the importance of supporting others involved in the process e.g., classroom teachers as well as "best practices" for teachers of the visually impaired.

The webcast presents the following chapters:

  • Ch. 1: Introduction
  • Ch. 2: Early Exposure to Books and Reading Experiences
  • Ch. 3: The Significance of Concept and Oral Language Development
  • Ch. 4: Additional Skills Necessary for Braille Literacy
  • Ch. 5: Maintaining Currency with the Braille Code
  • Ch. 6: Conveying Information in Brailled Formats
  • Ch. 7: Supporting the Classroom Teacher


Posted on February 23, 2012
Updated on: January 30, 2019