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Learning and Using Print and Braille: A Study of Dual-Media Learners

Boy with glasses writes on a Braille Note.

This is a two-part article from JVIB called "Learning and Using Print and Braille: A Study of Dual-Media Learners", by Kelly E. Lusk and Anne L. Corn.

Part 1:  Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Vol. 100, No. 10 (October, 2006)

This is the first of a two-part report of a study on the instruction of children who were learning or using braille and print simultaneously (dual media). It explores the demographic characteristics of teachers and students, aspects of the decision-making process for providing instruction in dual media, and attitudes of students and parents toward learning dual media.

Part 2:  Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Vol. 100, No. 11 (November, 2006)

This is the second part of a two-part report of a study about the instruction of children who are learning or using both braille and print simultaneously (dual media). It explores the instructional methods and curricular decisions of teaching dual media to students with low vision and reports the students' current literacy levels and reading rates and their teachers' expectations for future levels of literacy.