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Research

RNIB Research Library is a good place to start reading up on Moon research. It can be searched online through the RNIB website.

Developing literacy through the Moon Code by Steve McCall Senior Lecturer in the Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at the School of Education, University of Birmingham. Click here for link.

The following research/articles are available on the Birmingham University VICTAR website:

Douglas, G., McLinden, M., McCall, S. (2003). “An investigation into the potential of embossed 'dotted' Moon as a production method for children using Moon as a route to literacy.” Project Report submitted to DfES SEN Small Grants Programme, Birmingham: University of Birmingham, Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (mimeo).

McCall, S., McLinden, M. (2001). "Accessing the national literacy strategy: the use of Moon with children in the United Kingdom with a visual impairment and additional learning difficulties." The British Journal of Visual Impairment, 19, 1, 7-16.

McLinden, M., McCall, S. (1997). "Journey to the Moon." Eye Contact, 17, Spring, 17 - 18.

Alternative tactile formats

http://www.rnib.org.uk/professionals/accessibleinformation/accessibleformats/
alttactileformats/Pages/alternate_tactile_formats.aspx
In recent years, RNIB's Centre for Accessible Information have conducted research into tactile reading codes alternative to braille (including Moon).  This has included a literature review on alternative tactile reading codes and an international survey looking at tactile reading codes used worldwide.  These reports are available to download as accessible Word documents from RNIB's website.

 

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