Full course description
Adults of all ages who are blind or have low vision may benefit from learning braille. This course provides strategies and suggestions for instructors of adult learners on how to approach braille learning, use assessment and instructional strategies for reading and writing braille, and keep adults motivated during the learning process. Additionally, course participants will learn how to customize instruction for individuals who are deaf-blind, speak English as a second language, and have other comorbidities. Note that this course is for professionals who already know the braille code and provide braille instruction to adults.
1. Identify strategies, resources, and tools for instruction in reading and writing braille.
2. Recognize approaches for providing individualized learning opportunities that are meaningful and relevant to the adult braille learner.
3. Increase confidence in conducting assessments and planning instruction for adults with all levels of ability.
The course material was originally produced by Hadley and updated by Dr. Natalina Martiniello, Kendra Farrow, Polly Abbott, and Jennifer Ottowitz, all certified vision rehabilitation therapists.