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October 2009 • Volume 103 Number 10

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Journal of visual impairment and blindness

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Instructional Methods

A History of Instructional Methods in Uncontracted and Contracted Braille

Frances Mary D'Andrea

The Effect of Consistent Structured Reading Instruction on High and Low Literacy Achievement in Young Children Who Are Blind

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Robert Wall Emerson, Debbie Sitar, Jane N. Erin, Diane P. Wormsley, and Stephanie Leigh Herlich

Literacy Skills

Acquisition of Literacy Skills by Young Children Who Are Blind: Results from the ABC Braille Study

Robert Wall Emerson, M. Cay Holbrook, and Frances Mary D'Andrea

Tactile Graphics

Participation of Parents in the Early Exploration of Tactile Graphics by Children Who Are Visually Impaired

Ruby Ryles and Edward Bell

Multiple Disabilities

A Review of Research on the Literacy of Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities

Amy T. Parker and Rona L. Pogrund

Hand Movements

Hand Movements and Braille Reading Efficiency: Data from the Alphabetic Braille and Contracted Braille Study

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Tessa Wright, Diane P. Wormsley, and Cheryl Kamei-Hannan

Around the World

An Investigation of the Height of Embossed Braille Dots for Labels on Pharmaceutical Products

Graeme Douglas, Annette Weston, Jennifer Whittaker, Sarah Morley Wilkins, and Duncan Robinson


An Investigation of Spelling in the Written Compositions of Students Who Read Braille

Christine Clark-Bischke and Julia B. Stoner

Social Skills

Social Experiences of Beginning Braille Readers in Literacy Activities: Qualitative and Quantitative Findings of the ABC Braille Study

Sharon Z. Sacks, Cheryl Kamei-Hannan, Jane N. Erin, Lizbeth Barclay, and Debbie Sitar

Early Intervention

Parents' Perceptions of Professional Support for the Emergent Literacy of Young Children with Visual Impairments

Susan A. Brennan, Gayle J. Luze, and Carla Peterson

Research Report

The Role of Hand Dominance in Beginning Braille Readers

Tessa Wright


Innovative Solutions for Words with Emphasis: Alternative Methods of Braille Transcription

Cheryl Kamei-Hannan

The Quality of Brailled Instructional Materials Produced in Texas Public Schools

Tina S. Herzberg and Laura M. Stough


Guest Editor's Page

Louis Braille Celebration

Unifying the English Braille Codes

Darleen Bogart

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