communication for the blind

by:fatima al herz 54v

Braille System

Louis Braille, who became blind from the of age 3, made the Braille System to help teach blind children to read and write. The system of letters.

It has been estimated that there are 1.4 million blind children in the world, 1 million of which live in Asia and 300,000 in Africa.Before the age of five the majority of learning is through sight, so childhood blindness has far reaching effects when it occurs this young.Blind people have many different ways of communication. Depending on the causes of their combined vision and hearing loss.

The development of language and communication skills in young children who are blind or visually impaired. Parents can explore strategies for establishing communication.

Four children blind from birth were tested in 3 discourse situations (narrative and reasoning ) and compared with groups of sighted and blindfolded sighted children. Blind children produced gestures, although not in all of the contexts in which sighted children gestured, and the gestures they produced resembled those of sighted children in both form and content. Results suggest that gesture may serve a function for the speaker that is independent of its impact on the listener

Learning Braille at Jenkins Elementary