22 May

How to Make Bulletin Boards Accessible to Blind Students

"We Love Braille" bulletin board for blind students
As soon as children walk through the door into school, they are in a reading-rich environment thanks to the plethora of classroom signs, posters, calendars and—especially—bulletin boards. Sighted children take in the information incidentally by seeing it, but what about...
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18 May

Please mark your calendars…

SAVE THE DATE for the Third Biennial Louisiana Teacher Training Conference on Blindness and Low Vision Sep. 25-26, 2015 at the Louisiana Center for the Blind This will be a regionally-focused professional development conference on current trends, technology, concerns and...
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14 May

What We’ve Been Doing Together

Dr. Edward Bell, who directs the Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech, delivered the following remarks at the 2015 National Federation of the Blind of Louisiana convention. Beyond finding the news he shares interesting, we hope that you will join...
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17 Apr

Slow Reading Speed: A Reading Problem, Not a Braille Problem

My second grade student knows the braille code and loves sharing it with her classmates, but her reading fluency did not match that of her sighted peers. She would try to guess at words after looking at the first couple...
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14 Apr

Why Is Helen Keller The Only Blind Person Anyone Knows?

Reverse side of the Alabama state quarter, released in 2003. Image is in the public domain from Wikimedia Commons.
Today’s post is adapted from a presentation by Mike Hudson—the director of the museum at the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, Ky—to a recent meeting of the National Federation of the Blind of Greater Louisville. Founded in...
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