SAL2 Mangold Braille Reading Program

Touch Graphics, Inc. and Exceptional Teaching Inc. have teamed up to introduce SAL2, next-generation braille literacy courseware that runs on the TTT. Based on Dr. Sally Mangold’s original SAL (Speech Assisted Learning) System, SAL2 is an interactive braille learning station for blind students of all ages. Using the SAL2 System, students can acquire new braille skills and enhance their braille reading and writing. Students place a paper worksheet on the TTT, and then follow simple instructions for using the system, as they practice skills and develop proficiency in concepts introduced by their teacher.

SAL2’s “virtual instructor” provides encouraging audio feedback, as students work their way through the lessons. They work at their own pace, and may repeat lessons as many times as necessary to achieve mastery of the material. The SAL2 System records student performance and provides a teacher report on individual student activities as well as an overview of student progress. Using a “Main Menu”, teachers and students select lessons to work on, place or go to “bookmarks”, or make adjustments to settings, such as speech rate and pitch, volume, and the firmness with which they must touch the TTT to make it respond.

Also, please read a National Science Foundation webpage article on SAL2 & the TTT.

Purchase


SAL2 Mangold Braille Reading Program – Complete Set
$ 1,916.00

SAL Sheet

SAL Sheet example

The record keeping software tracks each student’s performance and provides a teacher report on individual student activities and student progress.

The Teacher’s Guide includes a print copy of the content of each braille worksheet and the spoken directions students hear as they use the lesson.

Also included is the Teacher’s Guide on CD for use with screen readers.

Includes: Young Readers and Teens & Adults – all books.

Requires: A Talking Tactile Tablet “TTT” unit.

Please contact us at 800-884-2440 or info@touchgraphics.com to purchase.


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Teens & Adults Books
$ 758.00

Teens and adults can begin learning to read using braille immediately. Clear synthesized speech provides instant feedback regarding the accuracy of the student’s responses.

The Teen and Adult Program is designed for students who are fourteen years of age or older. Each courseware package teaches specific skills that lead to mastery of the braille literary reading code.

Book 1: Introduction to Braille

Book 2: Learning the Braille Alphabet

Book 3: Learning the Braille Contractions

Requires: A Talking Tactile Tablet “TTT”

Please contact us at 800-884-2440 or info@touchgraphics.com to purchase.

Young Readers Books
$ 1,158.00

Readiness for Reading and Learning Braille Letters teach the initial skills that promote rapid efficient braille reading. Learning to read braille is fun!

Learning Braille Contractions is designed to teach reading skills to new readers who already know the braille alphabet. All exercises are controlled for contractions. Reading and writing exercises are included on nearly every sheet. Assessment sheets at the end of each level test the student’s mastery of the contractions learned and to evaluate the student’s readiness to move to the next level.

The skills that are presented in this program should be introduced to the student by a certified teacher of the visually impaired.

Book 1: Readiness for Reading Braille

Book 2: Learning Braille Letters

Book 3: Learning Braille Contractions

Requires: A Talking Tactile Tablet “TTT” unit.

Please contact us at 800-884-2440 or info@touchgraphics.com to purchase.

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