Division on Visual Impairments


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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 6 Designed under an Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) federal grant Stepping Up Technology Grant (H327S120007), the Reading domain of the iBC has been pilot tested with over 60 students who read braille, 40 students without disabilities, and 66 special education teachers. Data is being analyzed to determine the quality, usefulness, and relevance of the iBC as a tool to improve braille literacy for students who read braille. Researchers are currently recruiting for a pilot study for the Writing Domain of the iBC, and expect to begin pilot testing in Fall 2017. Upon completion of the pilot study, researchers anticipate publishing and widely distributing the iBC as a free tool for teachers to use to support braille literacy instruction. 58

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