Hello! This module is designed to help classroom teachers working with braille reading students. In these pages you will find both general and specific information to help you as you work with a student who reads braille in your classroom.
Students with visual impairments are most often educated in public schools alongside students without disabilities. While these students should have solid support from a qualified teacher of students with visual impairments who provides direct instruction, by far, most of the student's instructional time will be spent with the classroom teacher. Even so, classroom teachers often report that they have little, if any, training regarding the unique educational needs of braille-reading students.
As a classroom teacher working with a student whose primary literacy media is braille, you will have the support of a teacher of students with visual impairments who may provide general information about blindness and visual impairments and who will also support you with suggestions for your specific class situation. In addition, this specialist teacher will be providing direct instruction to your student to meet IEP goals.
This General Information section includes topics related to students who are blind, and should be of interest to teachers regardless of the age of the students they work with. Click on a title below to show current information. More specific information regarding various grade or subject matter can be found by selecting from the menu at the top of this page.