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Constant Time Delay and Braille Word Recognition

Results of a research study on using constant time delay to teach braille word recognition with students with visual impairments and intellectual disabilities.
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Vision and Dyslexia Not Linked

Research study on the relationship between dyslexia and visual processing
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Relating Braille Reading Difficulties to Developmental Dyslexia: First Empirical Evidence

This study aims to find out whether the correlational and causal pattern between temporal processing, speech perception, phonological processing and reading is the same both in print & braille readers
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How Speech-Feedback and Word-Prediction Software Can Help Students Write

Case study is described that examines the experience of a 7th grader with learning disabilities in written expression and his use of word prediction and speech feedback software during journal writing
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Assessing Writing Software Tools for People with Vision Impairment, Learning Disability, and/or Low Literacy

Research study evaluating five writing software tools designed for people with learning disabilities to determine their accessibility by & usefulness for people with visual impairment and low literacy
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Instruction of Keyboarding Skills: A Whole Language Approach to Teaching Functional Literacy Skills to Students who are Blind and Have Additional Disabilities

This article describes an unconventional method to teach uncontracted braille reading and writing skills to students who are blind and have additional disabilities.
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Could Specific Braille Reading Difficulties Result from Developmental Dyslexia?

This article reviews the data on problems with braille reading and interprets them from the framework of the temporal–processing deficit theory of developmental dyslexia.