If you’re interested in learning how to become a teacher of blind students, or if you’re wondering if this career choice is for you, then you are at the right place! The National Federation of the Blind has developed this one-stop resource on teaching blind students to provide you information about this highly rewarding career.
With 90% of blind children not being taught Braille, a 45% high school graduation rate for blind students, and a whopping 70% unemployment rate amongst working age blind adults, the time to make a difference is now!
Would you like to help others find out about this rewarding career? Join our Teacher Recruitment Network. Prospective teachers or teacher candidates, learn about how the Teacher of Tomorrow Program can help you!
Current teachers, paraprofessionals, orientation and mobility instructors, and Program administrators, join our Teach for Independence Network.
Discover Integrating Print and Braille: A Recipe for Literacy – an invaluable resource book for teachers at any stage in their careers and for parents of blind and visually impaired children. This book discusses strategies for meeting the literacy needs of low-vision students through a dual learning approach. You may also access the ePub of Integrating Print and Braille: A Recipe for Literacy.
Read our Teacher Blog to get a closer look at this rewarding career.
Check out our Reading Room where you can find short articles written by parents, teachers, and blind people on the role of the teacher of the blind.
Peruse our Picture Gallery!
Access the National Reading Media Assessment – the first evidence-based, standardized reading media assessment in the field.