A Basic Introduction to the Alphabet and Numbers

Dates/Times

September 18, 2020 from 8:30am – 12:00pm


Description

This introduction to braille workshop was developed to assist those who support students who are visually impaired by providing an introductory level of understanding braille. This is a one-day, hands-on training for paraprofessionals, general educators, other school staff and parents/families.


Location

Online


Audience

  • Paraprofessionals working with students who are potential or current braille users, particularly young, newly blind, or cognitively limited students
  • Staff of Boards of Developmental Disabilities working with students who are potential or current braille users
  • Other school staff working with students who are potential or current braille users
  • Parents and family of children who are potential or current braille users

Objectives

Through participation in reading, writing, and varied individual and group practice activities, the participants will demonstrate:

  • an understanding of contracted and uncontracted braille.
  • the ability to read the braille alphabet, numeric digits, and basic punctuation (, ‘ . ? !).
  • the ability to write the braille alphabet, numeric digits, and basic punctuation (, ‘ . ? !).
  • using a Perkins brailler.
  • an awareness of resources for further braille instruction.

Agenda

TimeEvent
8:30 am – 10:15 am Introduction to braille as a literacy tool;
Definitions of contracted and uncontracted braille;
The braille alphabet;
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12 pm Braille digits 0-9;
Questions and Answers;
Evaluations;

Participant Provides

A Perkins brailler and braille paper, or a computer with 6-key capability (Perky Duck, etc.). For a free Perky Duck download, click here.


Contact Hours

Three and one-half (3.5) contact hours will be offered for full participation.


Instructor

Shelley Mack, TVI and Braille Consultant for the AT&AEM Center


Registration

This training is limited to the first 20 participants to register. Classes fill-up fast, so don’t delay signing up!

Registration deadline: September 15, 2020

Register online via OCALI Pass