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Biography: Frances Mary D'Andrea

Photo of Frances Mary D'Andrea Frances Mary D’Andrea, Ph.D., is an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and other universities, and an educational consultant specializing in literacy issues related to students with visual impairments. Dr. D’Andrea began as a teacher of students with visual impairments in 1982. From 1995-2005, she worked at the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), and helped establish their National Literacy Center. She has co-authored a number of textbooks. Dr. D'Andrea is currently Chair of the Braille Authority of North America (BANA), and has served as AFB's representative to BANA since 1998.


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