A friend of mine teaches special ed in middle school. She was recently informed that next year she will have a student who is blind.
She has no experience teaching a completely blind student – she had a student a few years ago who was legally blind – he could read the materials if she enlarged them on the copier.
But apparently, this student next year can’t see at all. He reads Braille (which she does not – how quickly can a person learn Braille?)
Since she will be teaching math to him, she’s a bit concerned – e.g., how do you show algebra steps to a blind student?
Any advice on this is appreciated.