In collaboration with the AT&AEM Center, American Council of the Blind of Ohio (ACBO), Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), the Ohio Center for Deafblind Education (OCDBE) and the Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB) invite educators, support staff, and braille transcribers serving students with visual impairments to attend the Summer Advanced Nemeth training.


Coming June 2021

Course Description

The course is designed for persons who need more advanced instruction on braille Nemeth math code and science notation. The course consists of two onsite sessions with four additional lessons to be completed independently between. Participants will have activities for independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read, write, and proofread braille math and science materials. Students will use the Perkins braille and a computer with 6-key input and Perky Duck to produce braille materials. Students will use the Perkins Braille and a computer with 6-key input and Perky Duck to produce braille materials. Coursework will include examples following current recommendations for the use of Nemeth in UEB materials.



Learning Objectives

The student will demonstrate:

  • Use of Nemeth in UEB materials.
  • Basic understanding of Nemeth braille formatting.
  • Ability to read, write and proofread advanced Nemeth code for math and science.
  • Awareness of resources, various pieces of technology and software for braille production

Instructional Procedures

Students will be using a combination of methods including lecture, hands-on with the Perkins Braille and computer with 6-key input and Perky Duck, independent work, and group work

BEST Grant will provide the following materials for each participant:

  • Braille paper
  • Instruction Manual: An Introduction to Braille Mathematics, 1972

Contact Hours

Twenty-nine (29) contact hours will be offered for this course


Shelley Mack, Certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (CTVI), Certified Braille Transcriber and AT & AEM Braille Consultant

Participant Responsibility

  • 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.


Deadline for registration: Coming soon

Registration coming soon!

For more information or questions contact Julie Pashovich 614-410-1042

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.