How to Make Bulletin Boards Accessible to Blind Students

22 May
"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 … Read More »

Please mark your calendars…

18 May

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 … Read More »

What We’ve Been Doing Together

14 May

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 … Read More »

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

17 Apr

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 … Read More »

Why Is Helen Keller The Only Blind Person Anyone Knows?

14 Apr
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 … Read More »

Bell Ringer: Celebrating the Inaugural Test of the National Certification in Unified English Braille (NCUEB)

26 Mar
UEB test booklets

Pam Allen, director of the Louisiana Center for the Blind, rang the Freedom Bell in celebration of those who completed the inaugural National Certification in Unified English Braille. Twenty-one participants took the NCUEB on Feb. 28, including six LCB students … Read More »