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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Scheithauer, Mindy
Author's Email Address mindysche@gmail.com
URN etd-07072011-163921
Title A Computer-Based Instructional Program to Teach Braille Reading to Sighted Individuals
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Tiger, Jeffrey H. Committee Chair
Gresham, Frank M. Committee Member
Kelley, Mary Lou Committee Member
  • computer-based learning
  • matching-to-sample
  • alphabet
  • Braille
Date of Defense 2011-06-22
Availability unrestricted
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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