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Technology and Early Braille Literacy: Using the Mountbatten Pro Brailler in Primary-grade Classrooms

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Technology and Early Braille Literacy: Using the Mountbatten Pro Brailler in Primary-grade Classrooms
By Holly L. Cooper and Sharon K. Nichols; Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Vol. 101, No. 1 (January 2007)

This article describes the Early Braille Readers Project, which provided a Mountbatten Pro Brailler and peripheral 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.

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