The Early Braille Readers ProjectBy Cooper, Holly, PhD; See/Hear, Vol. 9, No. 3
Publication Date: Summer 2004
Paper discusses the Early Braille Readers Project, which includes Braille technology and training for teachers of students ages five through seven in Texas. Program instructors trained vision teachers to use the Mountbatten Brailler to make lists of spelling words, write the “question of the day,” and to introduce a topic for students’ journal pages. The teachers were impressed with the simplicity of downloading materials translated by the Duxbury Braille Translator on the computer, as files were downloaded into the Mountbatten Brailler from the program. Results from surveys demonstrated overall satisfaction with using the Mountbatten Brailler to teach Braille writing, and to support Braille reading.
Assistive Products Discussed: MOUNTBATTEN BRAILLER PRO
DUXBURY BRAILLE TRANSLATOR FOR THE APPLE MACINTOSH (DBT MAC)
DUXBURY BRAILLE TRANSLATOR FOR WINDOWS (DBT WIN)
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Web Site: http://www.tsbvi.edu )
Link to text: http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/seehear/summer04/braille.htm