[Athen] FW: [leadership] FW: Braille literacy on PBS
accessible.text at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 05:48:53 PDT 2007
One of the segments of this show, 'Access Granted', is about AMAC,
here in Georgia.
On 9/24/07, Pratik Patel <pratikp1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> This is an interesting half-hour documentary regarding literacy. You can
> watch it online. Please see below for a description.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Altschul [mailto:paltschul at centurytel.net]
> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 11:42 AM
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> Subject: [leadership] FW: Braille literacy on PBS
> A new PBS show, "A Chance to Read," highlights new
> strategies that special education teachers across the
> country are using to help students find success.
> With a provocative premise that claims society
> "assumes" children with disabilities can't learn to
> read well, the program highlights a young student in
> Denton, Texas, who reads Braille fluently, a feat that
> only 10 percent of people who are blind have achieved.
> The program also covers emerging assistive
> technologies that help people who are blind find
> "A Chance to Read" also profiles a revolutionary
> program for deaf and hard of hearing students;
> explores an innovative literacy program for students
> who have cognitive disabilities; and follows an
> unusual program for students who are
> Hosted by actress Molly Ringwald, who grew up reading
> to her jazz musician father, who is blind, "A Chance
> to Read" will air on public television stations this
> fall (check local listings). For more information
> about the show, or to watch it online, please go to
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