Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Anne Corn and Diane Wormsley Were Recipients of Awards at the Recent Getting in Touch with Literacy Conference

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Anne Corn and Diane Wormsley Were Recipients of Awards at the Recent Getting in Touch with Literacy Conference

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Anne Corn and Diane Wormsley were recipients of awards at the recent Getting in Touch with Literacy conference. Dr. Corn received the Alan J. Koenig Research in Literacy award. Named for the late editor in chief of JVIB, the award honors innovation and collaborative approaches to research that have made significant differences in the lives of children who have blind or visually impaired. Dr. Corn has had a distinguished career as a researcher, writer, and innovator. She is well known for many of the projects she initiated throughout her career, including the grant-funded project Providing Access to the Visual Environment (Project PAVE), which has been replicated in other states and has changed individuals' perceptions of the capabilities of young children with low vision. Dr. Corn also initiated and led for many years the Alphabetic Braille--Contracted Braille Study (ABC Braille study), which is the first study to systematically examine the uses of uncontracted and contracted braille as the first media of literacy instruction for children who are blind or visually impaired and the effect of each code on learning over time. Dr. Corn is a prolific writer and has published countless books, chapters, pamphlets, and articles. Dr. Corn is currently on leave from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Holbrook-Humphries Award, given for outstanding contributions to the advancement of literacy for individuals who are blind or have low vision, was awarded to Diane Wormsley. …

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