Technology and early Braille literacy: Using the Mountbatten Pro Brailler in primary-grade classrooms

This article describes the Early Braille Readers Project, which provided a Mountbatten Pro Brailler and peripheral assistive technology equipment to 20 kindergarteners, first-, and second graders in Texas. The project included training and support in the form of site visits and teacher training for both teachers of students with visual impairments and classroom teachers, group workshops, and an electronic discussion group. The project had a positive impact on the students' writing and reading skills and participation in instruction and social interaction.

Author: 
Cooper, H. & Nichols, S.
Year: 
2007
Source: 
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 101(1), 22-31.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
reading
writing
IDEA Disability Category: 
deaf-blindness
visual impairment
Instructional Support: 
alternate access devices and systems
multiple formats of text and notation
Output Options: 
Braille output
sound output for visual tasks
tactile graphics