Blind people have a problem being able to access print information. Therefore, the primary purpose of this study was to investigate whether particular learning strategies may enable the blind to gain more access to the print world through education and instruction. Since the blind are experiencing 80% illiteracy and 74% unemployment, an investigation into additional learning strategies that enable the blind to access more information and the printed word was prudent. Completed research through a Delphi study, combined with experts' knowledge about education for the blind, adds to the body of knowledge of how blind individuals may be educated. Research information was gained through a review of the literature, experts' opinions and advice, and the researcher's personal experience with teaching blind students and online education. Outcomes from the study determined that early experiential intervention was crucial in learning skills that enable the blind to access education, including Braille, all types of technology, and using online education as an avenue to literacy and information.CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW High unemployment and illiteracy rates among the blind may be, in part, due to the blinda#39;s lack of access to information and/or instruction (Ferrell, 2003). Technology advances during the past few decadesanbsp;...
|Title||:||Learning Strategies that Enable Blind Students to Access Education: A Delphi Study|
|Author||:||Denise M. Robinson|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|