Student who cannot see excels with Braille

07/1/2010 | Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chieftain (Kan.)

Ashlee Thao, a 9-year-old Kansas student who cannot see, uses a Perkins Brailler to write original stories and aspires to become an author and musician. Thao, who enters fifth grade in the fall, recently took second place in a regional Braille competition and went on to compete in last week's National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles. "It takes a lot of skill to write," Thao said. "When you get the hang of it, you're going to start reading and writing faster as you go."

View Full Article in:

Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chieftain (Kan.)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Technical Assistance Associate (8330)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL
Technical Assistance Consultant (8336)
Chicago, IL
Director of Professional Services
Engaging Schools, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Principal at Timberland Charter Academy
Timberland Charter Academy
Muskegon, MI
VP - Partnership Operations
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring, MD