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:

  1. How tactile learners understand and interpret tactile graphics, and how to teach them to efficiently use them.
  2. 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

Contact Hours



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

12:45pm – 2:00pm
Materials and Equipment for production
2:00pm – 2:15pm
2:15pm – 3:30pm
Hands-onproduction time using your graphic
3:30pm – 4pm
Questions Answers, Evaluations


Register Online via OCALI Pass

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.