Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Diane Wormsley

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Diane Wormsley

Article excerpt

The Mary K. Bauman Award will be given to Diane Wormsley. First awarded in 1982, the award honors an individual who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the education of children and youth who are blind or visually impaired at home and abroad. Dr. Wormsley is the Brenda Brodie Endowed Chair and professor of special education in visual impairment at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She is coauthor of Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy, for which she won the C. Warren Bledsoe award from AER and the 1997 Best Book Award from the American Association of Publishers, Nursing and Allied Health Division; Foundations of Braille Literacy; Braille Literacy Curriculum; and Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach, for which she won two awards for outstanding literature from two of AER's divisions. In addition, she has contributed numerous journal articles to the literature of the field and published instructional videos. She has been a teacher of children with visual impairments and has served as a director for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) in its San Francisco and Atlanta offices, and started AFB's braille initiatives in the 1990s. …

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