The Basic Nemeth Course will review the basic Nemeth code for math and science notation. This course will cover the Nemeth code notation appropriate for kindergarten to middle school curricula. Students will participate in independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read, write, and proofread math and science materials. Students will use the Perkins Brailler to produce braille materials. The course will be appropriate for students with little or no Nemeth experience. The course will also include examples following current recommendations for the use of UEB in Nemeth materials.


Monday, June 15 through Thursday, June 18, 2020

Class Times: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Embassy Suites, 2700 Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, OH 43231


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


  • Educators and others who work with students who use braille
  • Braillists and Transcribers

Learning Objectives

The student will demonstrate:

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


Proficiency in the material covered in the Basic Braille course is highly recommended due to the pace and content of this course

BEST Grant will provide:

  • Braille paper
  • Instruction Manual: An Introduction to Braille Mathematics: Using UEB and Nemeth Code (Provisional Edition 2017)

Participant Responsibility

Participants are required to bring their own Perkins brailler to each course. Participants may also bring a computer with Perky Duck already installed to be used for some activities.

Certificate of Attendance

Twenty-nine (29) contact hours will be offered for this 4-day course.

Graduate Credit

Two (2) semester hours of University of Dayton credit will be offered for each of the braille courses. The BEST Grant will pay for the college credit tuition for the first twenty (20) Ohio teachers to register.


Lodging at the Embassy Suites is offered to course participants Monday through Wednesday nights and paid for by the BEST Grant. Participants must provide a credit card number at check-in for incidentals and all other costs. A roommate may be assigned to you unless you request a roommate. Please contact Julie Burkhart if you require special accommodations.


This training is limited to the first 15 participants to register. Classes fill-up fast, so don’t delay signing up!

Registration deadline: June 10, 2020

Register online via OCALI Pass

For more information contact Julie Burkhart | 614-410-0380 |