[Athen] FW: [leadership] FW: Braille literacy on PBS

Robert Martinengo 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.


> Sincerely,


> Pratik



> -----Original Message-----

> From: Peter Altschul [mailto:paltschul at centurytel.net]

> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 11:42 AM

> To: leadership at acb.org

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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

> independence.


> "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

> "twice-exceptional."


> 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

> http://www.readingrockets.org/article/16686.



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