ACB Advocacy Update
July 21, 2022

How Many Braille Readers?

On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark and Swatha speak with Dr. Rebecca Sheffield (Education Programs Specialist at the US Department of Education) Dr. Frances Mary D’Andrea, (Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Pittsburgh) and Sarah Chatfield,(Doctoral Candidate at Texas Tech University) about their recently published journal article “How Many Braille Readers? Policy, Politics, and Perception” examining data surrounding braille literacy in the United States. We go into depth on the article’s contents, conclusions, and implications for braille instruction in the classroom and for braille relevancy in general. We also hear from Braille Revival League President Paul Edwards on his thoughts on the article.

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