Tactile Graphics: A Dual Challenge Producing on the Fly and Teaching Students to Read Them
Dates / Times
September 10, 2019 from 8:30am – 4:00pm
470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214
Lucia Hasty, MA, Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Founder of Rocky Mountain Braille Associates
Designed for itinerant personnel who support students who are blind or visually impaired, this workshop will focus on two important topics:
- How tactile learners understand and interpret tactile graphics, and how to teach them to efficiently use them.
- Techniques and materials to quickly produce tactile graphics often needed in a school setting. Development of “stock” from which to draw to quickly make graphics will be discussed, as well as time-saving techniques.
Through instruction, practice, and discussion, participants will:
- learn how tactile readers understand and interpret tactile graphics
- learn instructional strategies for teaching tactile readers to read tactile graphics
- learn instructional strategies for teaching tactile readers to "write" their own tactile graphics
- learn how to plan and design a readable tactile graphic
- learn techniques and procedures for creating tactile graphics "on the fly"
- practice using materials for production and learn resources for materials and equipment
BEST Grant is Providing
Tactile Graphics materials, supplies and tools for production
Participant Preparation for the Workshop
Bring the following supplies:
- A print image that you want to make into a tactile graphic
- Your most used/favorite tools for producing tactile graphics
8:20am – 8:30am
Check-In and Registration
8:30am – 10:25am
- Overview of workshop
- How tactile readers experience tactile graphics
- Teaching tactile readers to interpret and understand language
10:25am – 10:35am
10:35am – 11:45am
- Using the Decision Tree
- Planning and designing a graphic
11:45am – 12:45pm
Lunch on your own
This course is limited to 20 participants.
Registration deadline: September 2, 2019.
For more information contact Julie Pashovich | 614.410.1042 (p)
The content of this course was developed under a grant from the United States Department of Education. However, this content does not necessarily represent the policy of the United States Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.