Learning Braille Later
Neva Fairchild, National Independent Living Associate for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), documents her journey with braille, which started later in life. As a student with low vision, it is clear, in retrospect to see how a low vision student may be negatively impacted by relying on vision and audio books for developing literacy and interacting with words. Not too, her description of the greater efficiency in the workplace braille may offer employees with low vision.
It is often not a definitive assessment whether or not to use braille with a low vision student, but it seems clear the decision should not be made based solely on the perceived cost of braille training, and having braille as part of a student’s or employee’s toolkit is probably the best course for long-term efficiency.
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Day 21: 31 Days of Braille