This course is designed for educators who need advanced instruction in contracted Unified English Braille (UEB) and the formats in which it is transcribed. The course consists of two onsite sessions with four additional lessons to be completed independently between. The course will briefly review the content of lessons one through seven and provide in-depth coverage of lessons eight – nineteen of the NLS Braille Transcribing Course, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. Participants will have sessions for independent and group work and will apply their updated knowledge as they read, write, and proofread braille literary material. Students will use the Perkins Brailler and a computer with 6-key input and Perky Duck to produce braille materials.
First On-site Class: Monday, June 18, 2018 – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Last On-site Class: Monday, July 9, 2018 – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Registration / Check-in
Monday, June 18 from 8:15 - 8:30 am
OCALI, 470 Glenmont Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Shelley Mack, Certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (CTVI) and Certified Braille Transcriber
Registration deadline: May 25, 2018.
The trainings are limited to the first 15 participants to register. Classes fill-up fast, so don’t delay signing up!
Students will be using a combination of methods including lecture, hands-on with the Perkins Brailler and computer with 6-key input capabilities and Perky Duck; tactile readings; games involving reading braille; independent work; and group work.
The student will demonstrate:
- Increased braille literacy skills.
- Ability to read, write and proofread contracted literary braille.
- Understanding of literary braille formatting and textbook formatting.
- Awareness of resources and various pieces of technology and software for braille production.
- Knowledge of key terms relating to braille and critical principals for development of good reading by touch.
Twenty-nine (29) contact hours will be offered.
Two (2) semester hours of University of Dayton credit will be offered. The BEST Grant will pay for the college credit tuition for the first twenty (20) Ohio teachers to register.
BEST Grant will provide the following materials for each participant:
- Braille paper
- UEB Edition Drills
- The Rules of Unified English Braille Second Edition, 2013
- Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing – UEB Edition, 2015
- Participants are required to bring their own Perkins brailler or computer with Perky Duck or similar 6-key input capability to each onsite session.
- Between onsite sessions, participants will be required to independently complete 4 lessons, submitting work samples to instructor via emailed Perky Duck files.
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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.