Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Diane P. Wormsley

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Diane P. Wormsley

Article excerpt

Diane P. Wormsley was recently selected as the representative from the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) to the World Braille Council. The World Braille Council was created in the 1950s under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), an agency of the United Nations, to centralize activities related to braille, including the creation of a universal braille code for all the languages of the world. Dr. Wormsley is an endowed professor in visual impairment at North Carolina Central University, and, according to the letter nominating her for the position, as an individual who has taught braille to children and university students preparing to be teachers, "she understands well the issues related to production of braille and the various codes that currently exist." Dr. Wormsley is a noted researcher and educator and has authored several textbooks on braille: Braille Literacy: A Functional Approach, Braille Literacy Curriculum, Foundations of Braille Literacy, and Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy. She has leant her expertise to numerous committees and authorities related to braille in the United States and abroad. She has served for the past four years as the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) representative--and in 1994 as the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) representative--to the Braille Authority of North America (BANA), which is the body that facilitates the use, teaching, and production of braille in the United States and Canada. …

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