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Foundations of Braille Literacy

by Evelyn J. Rex Alan J. Koenig Diane P. Wormsley Robert L. Baker

Historical perspectives on literacy for blind people; changing views on teaching, reading and writing; approaches and strategies for reading and writing Braille literacy.

Foundations of Education: History and Theory of Teaching Children and Youths with Visual Impairments (Volume 1, 2nd Edition)

by Alan J. Koenig M. Cay Holbrook

A new and complete revision of a landmark text. This comprehensive compilation of state-of-the-art information is the essential resource on educating visually impaired students, the essential theory forming the knowledge base, and methodology of teaching visually impaired students in all areas. This completely revised, updated edition reflects federal guidelines on educational programming, specialized assessment, and critical knowledge on the core curriculum and expanded core curriculum. A must-have for educators, administrators, policy makers, and allied in the visual impairment field!

Foundations of Education: Volume II

by Alan J. Koenig M. Cay Holbrook

A new and complete revision of a landmark text. This comprehensive compilation of state-of-the-art information is the essential resource on educating visually impaired students, the essential theory forming the knowledge base, and methodology of teaching visually impaired students in all areas. This completely revised, updated edition reflects federal guidelines on educational programming, specialized assessment, and critical knowledge on the core curriculum and expanded core curriculum. A must-have for educators, administrators, policy makers, and allied in the visual impairment field!

Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives

by Alan J. Koenig Anne L. Corn

This text explains in great detail how to do low vision exams, the principles behind magnifiers and other forms of magnification, and much more.

Learning Media Assessment of Students With Visual Impairments : A Resource Guide for Teachers (Second Edition)

by Alan J. Koenig M. Cay Holbrook

The book guides the educators to identify the best possible reading format for a student - either through braille, objects, audio or combinations of these. This is an essential early step before undertaking the actual literacy education.

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  • Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.