Discovery exercise #1. How would I teach a blind student and how would I teach sighted students braille? Well, I read over the lessons that they had at the website and I thought some of them were very clever. In particular, I thought the teaching of the phases of the moon was outstanding. It would be highly useful for both sighted an unsighted students. I did not find anything on teaching sighted students braille. There were two links but the one was to a package that you could buy and the other did not work an redirected you back to the original site. I am not really sure how I would go about teaching anyone of any sight ability how to read braille.
In a library, it would obviously by important to be able to provide the materials needed if you were to have a blind student. Is there a ILL for braille materials to get what you would need when you need it because I think you would fiscally only be able to provide what is needed when it is asked for. Audiobooks are obviously a good way to go too.
Discovery exercise #2. Looking at teaching strategies for the classroom. There are tons of different things listed for LD on the website that we were directed to. I don't think it is very productive to list one thing that I can do for all students because they are all different and require individual accommodations according to their needs. I think that the best thing that I can tell myself in general is that the accommodations that I need to make are not to be confused with dumbing down material to get them through. As the website said, it is meant to "level the playing field." A LD does not mean that the student is any less intelligent than their peers, they just learn differently and we need to make sure we are providing the information to all.