The American Foundation for the
Blind defines literacy as “the ability to read and write.” These skills link us to the world and
are especially important for children with visual impairments. Many resources,
relating to literacy as well as to the ever-increasing technology that supports
it, are available on the web. The links below are arranged by subject.
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Children's Braille and Literacy Skills
here for English Braille Symbols chart ordering information.
Dr. V, the father of
2 blind sons, shares his family's experience exposing his children to Lithuanian
braille and their cultural heritage.
In this article Dr. V gives other families ideas about braille literacy in
general and braille for foreign languages in particular. He uses Spanish as his
example language as this is a language widely used in the US.
Learning Through Play with Homemade Toys
-- a book about making and using toys to enhance development in children with
sensory impairments. This book was developed by Alisa Burroughs and Ashley
Talmadge through the ASDB Statewide Early Childhood Parent Outreach Program.
Blindness Resource Center -- includes definitions of blindness, statistics,
Where's the Plunger?" -- Richard Holloway describes how he helped his blind
daughter, Kendra, fill in some important information gaps.