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Supporting dual media users

This workshop focused on the needs of students with visual impairment who may benefit from both braille and print reading and writing.
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CPE22DMA

Course Information

Students with low vision benefit from accessing printed material through a variety of means and may use both print and braille effectively in their education. These students are referred to as Dual Media Learners and many have specific and unique educational needs that have not been adequately researched in the past. This workshop focused on the needs of students with visual impairment who may benefit from both braille and print reading and writing.

The workshop was divided into three parts:

The first part of the workshop addressed available information on the educational situation of students who are dual media users. Information was presented that provides a context for issues related to this topic.

The second session addressed Learning Media Assessment (LMA) for students with low vision and included techniques and strategies for comparing media for students who are able to access both print and braille. Participants have access to sample LMA reports and implications of assessment results.

The final session of this workshop focused on instructional solutions and strategies for working with students who will access texts through both print and braille.

This event addresses the following Standards from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 2.6.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.6.2, 4.1.2, 4.4.2, 4.5.2, 5.1.2, 5.2.2, 5.3.2, 5.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.2.6, 6.3.2, 6.4.2, 7.4.2. It fits within the Priority Area of Children/ Student with Disabilities.

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