Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Extending the Bridge

Teacher signs into student's hands while standing very close to her.

Extending the Bridge
Helping Tutors, Teachers, and Other Service Providers and Their Organizations to Better Serve Blind and Visually-Impaired Adults Learning English as a Second Language (ESL), Focusing on Literacy Acquisition

This six-session series was presented in May and June of 2003. It was funded primarily by a grant from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). In 2002, the presenters, Sylvie Kashdan, Robby Barnes and Cecilia Erin Walsh, attended a three-day training presented by the American Foundation For The Blind National Literacy Center, entitled Bridging the Gap: Best Practices for Instructing Adults Who Are Visually Impaired and Have Low Literacy Skills. Following this training they were invited to submit a proposal for sharing what they had learned, which resulted in this series.

Posted on February 26, 2012
Updated on: February 8, 2018