A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE TACTILE MODES OF READING AND AN ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF RESEARCHES CARRIED OUT IN ENDEAVOURS TO MAKE THE BRAILLE CODE EASIER TO READ AND TO WRITE

by

Pamela Lorimer

A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Education and Continuing Studies

of The University of Birmingham

for the degree of

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

School of Education

Faculty of Education and Continuing Studies

The University of Birmingham

December 1996



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