Archive for the ‘Reading Assignment’ Category

Orientation and Mobility

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

On Thursday Diane Brauner will talk to us about orientation and mobility for people who are blind. Check out this short introduction to O&M before then.

Karen Erickson on literacy for kids with disabilities

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

I think you will all agree Karen’s talk was really interesting today. Brainstorm about things we might do and be prepared to talk about them in class on Tuesday. Begin by sharing ideas here. I’ll send Karen the link so she can comment if she likes.

I think making a book would make a cool project. Look over the examples at Route 66 site and especially the demo link . I bet you could make a book that their readers would find really interesting. Making the tactile aids she described could be fun too.

If you have questions (or thanks) you want to direct to Karen send them to

Person First Language

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Read about “Person First Language” and begin to use it in your posts and in our discussions. I don’t want to go overboard insisting on PC language but it is important to remember these are people we’re discussing.

Read: People First Language a commentary by Kathie Snow and The Language Used to Describe Individuals with Disabilities by John Folkins.