Master of Arts (MA)
There is a need for efficient braille training methods for instructors of the visually impaired. This study evaluated the use of a computer-based program intended to train the relation of braille characters to English letters using a matching-to-sample procedure with 4 sighted college students. Each participant mastered matching visual depictions of the braille alphabet to their text counterparts. Further, each participant demonstrated the ability to read a braille passage following this exposure. These gains maintained at variable levels at a follow-up probe 2 to 4 weeks following training.
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Scheithauer, Mindy, "A computer-based instructional program to teach braille reading to sighted individuals" (2011). LSU Master's Theses. 3331.
Tiger, Jeffrey H.