A comparison of print and Braille reading rates on three reading tasks

This quantitative research study compared the reading rates of adult print and Braille readers during oral reading, silent reading, and studying. Braille reading rates were significantly slower than print reading rates for all three tasks, but the range of reading rates for the two groups were relatively close.

Author: 
Wetzel, R., & Knowlton, M.
Year: 
2000
Source: 
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 94(3), 146
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
reading
Grade Level: 
secondary
transition
IDEA Disability Category: 
deaf-blindness
visual impairment
Instructional Support: 
alternate access devices and systems
multiple formats of text and notation
Output Options: 
Braille output
National Reading Panel Standards: 
fluency
English Language Arts: 
Reading: Foundational Skills