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A Study of Braille Writing Skills Acquisition

Research study comparing the use of a braille writer and slate and stylus in acquisition of braille writing skills
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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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Beginning to Write with Word Processing: Integrating Writing Process and Technology in a Primary Classroom

Examination of writing behaviors of first grade children
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Technologies of Resistance/Resisting Technology: Braille, Computers, and Literacy for the Visually Impaired

This article compares students who use primarily oral media for reading and writing with those who use braille.
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Technology and Early Braille Literacy: Using the Mountbatten Pro Brailler in Primary-grade Classrooms

Description of the Early Braille Readers Project, which provided a Mountbatten Pro Brailler and peripheral equipment to 20 kindergarteners, first-, and second graders in Texas.
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Blind Children's Representations of Complex Scenes in a Narrative

A study to determine how blind children conceptually represent the temporal and spatial relationships
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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.