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This section is intended to provide access to the most current Canadian research in the field of education of children and youth who are blind or visually impaired. It also includes links to interesting research that is taking place around the world, in both education and vision loss. 

The information in the articles or reports does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Alberta Education.

Characteristics of Canadian School-Aged Children Who Read Braille

Submitted by: P. Ann MacCuspie, C.M., Ph.D & Cay Holbrook, Ph.D

Through the support of the Canadian Braille Literacy Foundation and the Canadian Braille Authority (CBA), this comprehensive study was able to gather current information from a sample of the estimated 678 Canadian school-aged students who use braille.  Two hundred and seventy responses were collected from the widely distributed survey, enabling the researchers to gather information about students from across Canada.  A wealth of data was collected about the characteristics of these braille-using students, which will help to guide future research projects, as well as revise instructional programs and practices that are already in place. 

Educational Services for Students with Vision Loss in Canada

Submitted by: Biljana Zuvela, CNIB Research, May 8, 2009

This comprehensive, nation-wide study looks at the various service delivery models for students with vision loss in each of the provinces across the country.

Other Sites of Interest

JVIB

Click on the above link to subscribe to the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness