Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Anna Swenson

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I am a retired teacher of students with visual impairments currently working as a braille literacy consultant for the Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Although I have taught braille to students at all levels, my particular area of expertise is younger children who are learning to read in braille. I enjoy writing about my work and am the author of "Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy" published by AFB Press. Other professional activities include presenting at conferences, test writing for the Braille Challenge contest, and product development for APH (Early Braille Trade Books; Revision of Building on Patterns).