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Bridging the Gap: Best Practices for Instructing Adults Who Are Visually Impaired and Have Low Literacy Skills

Don't miss the online edition of Bridging the Gap: Best Practices for Instructing Adults Who Are Visually Impaired and Have Low Literacy Skills.

The American Foundation for the Blind National Literacy Center offers this course, free of charge, to all professionals interested in improving their awareness and understanding of issues faced by adults who are visually impaired and have low literacy skills. Designed as a self-directed learning opportunity, the engaging content offers something for everyone:

  • Relevant for vision rehabilitation, adult basic education, health care, assisted living, and workforce development professionals.
  • Authentic case studies and application questions, thinker boxes, live links, and extensive resources offer opportunities to transfer learning to real world situations.
  • Message boards give participants an opportunity to share ideas and ask questions.

This self-paced course gives participants the freedom to select modules and topics that are relevant to them. It is designed to ensure that all participants have the opportunity achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the range of social, legal, and practical issues they face as educators working with adults who have varying types and degrees of visual impairment.
  • Be familiar with the range of instructional theories, techniques, and technologies they can draw upon when teaching literacy skills to adults who are visually impaired.
  • Know where they can find supplemental information and tools.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply what they learn in the course to specific situations involving adults who are visually impaired, particularly in community-based models.

This Web-Based Course Contains the Following Modules:

Module One: Awareness

Module Two: Reading, Testing, and Learning Disabilities

Module Three: The Impact of Vision Loss on Learning and Instruction

Module Four: Technology

Module Five: Adapting the Learning Environment

Module Six: The New GED 2002: Implications for Adults Who Are Visually Impaired

For those participants interested in continuing education units, they must take the pre-test and post-test for each module that will be used for credit. Our Learning Management System will track each participant's time and scores on the course and generate reports that may be used for documentation.

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