The World Under My Fingers: Personal Reflections on Braille (1st edition)By Pierce, Barbara (editor); National Federation of the Blind
(Pages: 150) Publication Date: 1995
Collection of essays on Braille, aimed at parents of blind and visually impaired children. The theme of the collection is the importance of providing training in Braille to all children who have difficulty reading ordinary print, including children with low vision as well as those who are totally blind. Most of the essays are firsthand accounts by visually impaired adults. Some authors are individuals who received Braille instruction as children and who have used it successfully, while other authors did not receive Braille instruction and feel they have paid the price of that neglect for years. Chapters include An Open Letter to Parents, by Barbara Pierce; Who Should Learn Braille, excerpts from a document issued by the Maryland State Department of Education; Keeping Within the Lines, by Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind; The Everyday Usefulness of Braille, by Lauren L. Eckery; Blueprint for Learning? by Stephen O. Benson; Braille Made the Difference; The Value of Learning Braille as a Child, by Mary Hartle; Braille is an Essential Part of My Life Because..., by Jana Schroeder; Braille or Print: Why the Debate, by Jody W. Ianuzzi; The Chance to Read, by Eric Duffy; Reflections of a Lifelong Braille Reader, by Kenneth Jernigan, late president of the National Federation of the Blind; Braille Today and Tomorrow, by Fredric F. Schroeder, former commissioner of the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration; and Braille: What Is It? What Does It Mean to the Blind? The essays in this book were also published in Future Reflections, Winter 1996, Vol. 15 No. 1.
Published by: National Federation of the Blind (Website:http://www.nfb.org)
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