[Pibe-division] Learning Media Assessment

Gail Bryant gbryant at socket.net
Tue May 29 08:52:03 CDT 2012

Will we be able to download this from someplace when it is released?


Gail Bryant

Columbia Braille Teaching Services L.L.C.

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Columbia, MO 65203-2012

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Cell: (573)268-4962

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From: pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org
[mailto:pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Edward Bell
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 8:09 AM
To: EricGuillory at aol.com; pibe-division at nfbnet.org
Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Learning Media Assessment


Hi David/others, 


Yes, the NRMA has been thoroughly pilot tested three separate times now and
we have the reliability and validity established to substantiate the
efficacy of this tool in accurately identifying the reading media needs of
youth with visual impairments. 


For the convenience of practicing TVI/TBS, as well as our desire to continue
refining the tool and correcting data on its use, the NRMA is being released
in an online, interactive format. This is being done currently and we hope
to have ready for release at the national convention in Dallas, by the first
of the school year for certain. 


I am not currently aware of any scheduled presentations, but I will be sure
to let you know if there are any. 


You can reach me at the following information if I can provide any further



Edward C. Bell, Ph.D., CRC, NOMC




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----- Original Message ----- 

From: EricGuillory at aol.com 

To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org 

Cc: ebell at latech.edu 

Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:22 PM

Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Learning Media Assessment


Hi Dave et al,


I am copying Dr. Edward Bell at Louisiana tech University, as the Institute
on Blindness there spearheaded the development of the National Reading Media
Assessment (NRMA). I'm not sure if similar meetings will be held this year,
but at last year's national convention, several breakout sessions were
dedicated to the discussion of this newly rolled-out tool. Dr. Bel can best
advise the list about how to access the NRMA and employ it with your




Eric Guillory

PIBE President



In a message dated 5/24/2012 11:31:57 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
david.hyde at wcbvi.k12.wi.us writes:

Several years ago, the NFB was working on a learning media assessment kit.
Does anyone know if we ever finished it or if it is available? If you wish
you can respond off list.



David Hyde, Professional Development Coordinator Wisconsin Center for the
Blind and Visually Impaired 1700 W. State Street Janesville WI 53546

608-758-6152 (office)

608-751-0960 (cell)

608-758-6169 (fax)

866-284-1107 ext. 34 (toll free)


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