Extending the Bridge:
Helping Tutors, Teachers, and Other Service Providers
and Their Organizations to Better Serve Blind and Visually-Impaired Adults Learning English as a Second Language (ESL), Focusing on Literacy Acquisition
A six-session series of
information and discussion
Three: Braille and Large Print
This series was
presented in May and June of 2003. It was funded primarily by a grant from the
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). In
2002, the presenters, Sylvie Kashdan, Robby Barnes and Cecilia Erin Walsh,
attended a three-day training presented by the American Foundation For The Blind
National Literacy Center, entitled Bridging the Gap:
Best Practices for Instructing Adults Who Are Visually Impaired and Have
Low Literacy Skills. Following this
training we were invited to submit a proposal for sharing what we had learned.
Hence, this series, Extending the Bridge.
Other funding sources were St. James ESL Program, Kaizen Program for New
English Learners with Visual Limitations, and Washington State Office of Adult
Literacy. We also received help
from volunteers with research and organizational tasks.
Low-tech tools samples and use
Making reading and writing
accessible for low vision and blind people
Course Work Accessible
New English Learners with Visual Limitations
810-A Hiawatha Place S., Seattle, WA 98144, U.S.A.
phone: (206) 784-5619