Thursday 1 May 2014

Quick Hit: Teaching Blind Children to Read

The photoblog Humans of New York presents photographs of New Yorkers accompanied by a quote from the person. As you might imagine, all sorts of fascinating people are uncovered. One individual who appeared recently describes his initiative to help blind children learn how to read. "If a child isn’t proficient in reading by 3rd grade, their HS dropout rate is 4x higher. So I’m trying to develop a system to help blind children develop literacy as soon as possible." There are unique challenges to teaching children born blind how to read from an early age. Check out the post to hear his innovative approach. There is also a Humans of New York book available.

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