Transferring Standard English Braille Skills to the Unified English Braille Code: A Pilot StudyBy Steinman, Bernard A.; Kimbrough, B.T.; Johnson, Franklin; LeJeune, B.J.; RE:view, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 103-110
Publication Date: Fall 2004
Study conducted to examine the ability of people who are experienced in reading Braille to transfer their skills from reading literary standard contracted Braille to the new Unified English Braille Code (UEBC). Eight adults participated in the study, and were observed as they read sections of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test, which is used to assess reading ability and reading speed among high school- and college-level print readers. The main outcome measures of the study were oral reading speed, miscues, and regressions. Results indicated that even with minimal training, people with considerable Braille reading skills can adapt to the UEBC with relative ease. Implications for further research are discussed.
Published by: Heldref Publications (Website:http://www.heldref.org)
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (Web Site: http://www.aerbvi.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J48798