Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Form 7: Literacy Tools Inventory

Form 7: Literacy Tools Inventory (Appendix G)

Offers a guide to both track and assure that a range of literacy options are evaluated and/or utilized by the student. This form looks at traditional; technology and computer applications of literacy tools.

This is a great form, but will need to be updated soon because technology keeps changing. A key phrase concept in this field is that "a range of literacy options are evaluated and/or utilized by the student".

Form 7 looks at traditional literacy tools (like the use of print or the use of bold line paper). Some other technology on the checklist are Braille materials (like the Slate 'n' Stylus and Braillewriter), auditory materials (cassette books and other similar activities), and technology and computer applications of literacy tools.

Listed under "technology" are standard computers. Listed under "computer applications" are things like word-processing software, spreadsheets, databases, and telecommunications. This is a very useful checklist for teachers as they try to utilize as many things (both in the classroom and at home) as they can to enable their students to access learning. The types of technology and other assistive materials that a student uses are also documented in the IEP, the Individual Education Plan, so this checklist comes in handy.
 

LMA Form 7
Form 7: Literacy Tools Inventory(Appendix G: Blank Assessment Forms)

*Scaled-down sample versions of Appendix G (Blank Assessment Forms) can be viewed in this education module. To use these forms, please acquire by purchasing Learning Media Assessment: A Resource Guide for Teachers.

 


The materials in this section appeared on the e-advisor site, which was originally hosted by Boston Children's Hospital.  This material has now been moved to the website of Perkins School for the Blind.