A Touch of Braille
A Basic Introduction to the Alphabet and Numbers
September 18, 2020 from 8:30am – 12:00pm
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.
- 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
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.
|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;
A Perkins brailler and braille paper, or a computer with 6-key capability (Perky Duck, etc.). For a free Perky Duck download, click here.
Three and one-half (3.5) contact hours will be offered for full participation.
Shelley Mack, TVI and Braille Consultant for the AT&AEM Center
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