A century ago, individuals who could not write were considered illiterate. Literacy was a symbol of intelligence, and intelligence was a symbol of personhood.
For the blind, literacy includes the ability to use Braille, print, and computers as well as the ability to use readers and recorded materials to gain access to and acquire the most knowledge from information. Receiving this help may be difficult for the blind.
The Quality Language/Literacy Academic Program is a way for the children of the blind and others to easily grasp the written language of Braille.
Braille (a form of communication for the blind community) In America alone there are nearly ninety percent of blind children who are not able to learn to read and write because they are not being taught Braille or given access to it. THERE IS A BRAILLE LITERACY CRISIS IN AMERICA!!!
BUT THERE IS ONE PROGRAM LOOKING TO CHANGE THIS PROBLEM…
A collection of assessments that provide a beginning snapshot or baseline of the child’s abilities is recommended.
An accurate understanding of the child’s language and literacy needs is absolutely essential in order to develop the most appropriate educational plan. This is critical from preschool through the high school years.
Parents must be able to effectively communicate with their child. They need to provide activities that will further help their child develop braille reading and writing skills. This is in addition to regular schoolwork.
Enforcing the Quality Language/Literacy Program
It is the Quality Language/Literacy Program purpose to prevent the negligence of the Braille system and instead enrich the learning process to provide a fair opportunity in educational success.