Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Jasmyn Polite


I graduated with honors from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (FSDB).  As part of a class on job training during 11th and 12 grade, I was the teacher's aid with the first grade classroom at the school.   In addition to getting credit for the class, I also got valuable work experience. I learned braille as an elective at my school in 12th grade. Then, after graduating from high school, I went to the Orientation Center for the Blind in Iowa in 2016, where I learned more braille, including how to use the slate and stylus! I also took braille classes through Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Some of my friends who are blind, as well as several national organizations (such as the National Federation of the Blind, American Printing House for the Blind, and American Action Fund) have helped me with braille.