Blind Kids Lost in the Educational SystemBy Rounds, Caroline; Future Reflections, Vol. 23, No. 1
Publication Date: Spring/Summer 2004
Article discusses the author’s concerns regarding the literacy education of children who are blind or have low vision in public schools. The author contends that while sighted children are immersed in reading in all of their classes, students who are blind or have low vision only receive Braille teaching services two to three times per week for only an hour. Studies have shown that students need to be fully immersed when they are learning to read, meaning that reading materials must be available at all times. The author contends that young students need to be exposed to textbooks, as well as menus, newspapers, and magazines to supplement the Braille learning process.
Published by: National Federation of the Blind (Website:http://www.nfb.org)
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (Web Site: http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Parents_and_Teachers.asp )
Link to text: http://www.nfb.org/fr/fr13/fr04ss08.htm