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The Hands and Reading: What Deafblind Adult Readers Tell Us

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The Hands and Reading: What Deafblind Adult Readers Tell Us is a research study by Cynthia L. Ingraham Jean F. Andrews published in the British Journal of Visual Impairment (May 17, 2010).

In this study, three adults who are deafblind describe and reflect on how they learned language and how they learned to read as children. The participants also describe the technology that assists them in reading print. Data suggest that adults who are deafblind use a variety of auditory, visual and tactile kinesthetic strategies (i.e. braille, large print, and raised print) in decoding English. Some also use ASL, Signed English and tactile ASL and tactile Signed English.

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Posted by Pamela Kelsey

Interested in blind or students with low vision in museums.

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