University Consortium Member
Cheryl Kamei-Hannan, MA
California State University, Los Angeles
Cheryl Kamei-Hannan, MA is an Assistant Professor, at CSULA. Ms Kamei-Hannan earned her Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Arizona with a specialization in Visual Impairments and an emphasis in Language, Reading, and Culture. She also studied at San Francisco State University and earned her Master of Arts degree in Special Education with an Education Specialist Credential in Visual Impairment and Blindness and a Rehabilitation Services Credential in Orientation and Mobility. Ms Kamei-Hannan has worked in the field of visual impairment and blindness in California and Arizona for over fifteen years in the capacity of personnel preparation coordinator, reading specialist, middle school language arts classroom teacher, itinerant teacher of the visually impaired, and a resource room teacher. Ms. Kamei-Hannan’s research agenda is focused on literacy issues with students who are visually impaired and the use of assistive technology to support access to the general education curriculum. Current research projects include an intervention investigating the effectiveness of the Wilson Reading System with braille readers, a survey of practicing teachers of the visually impaired and their use of technology following an assistive technology course, a model for the use of Response to Intervention (RTI) in the field of VI, and a survey of parent and children perspectives on the use of braille from the ABC Braille Study.