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Basic Nemeth


Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - Hybrid (In person or online simultaneously)

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - Hybrid (In person or online simultaneously)

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - Online only

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - Hybrid (In person or online simultaneously)

Class Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm EST


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 Nemeth Code in UEB materials
  • Ability to write Nemeth materials using 6-key input
  • 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.


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 via video conferencing and will apply their knowledge as they read, write, and proofread math and science materials. Students will use 6-key input 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 Nemeth Code in the UEB setting.


Proficiency in the material covered in the Basic Braille course or an equivalent amount of experience is required due to the pace and content of this course. Please contact the instructor for questions at

Class materials (Provided through the BEST Grant)

  • Learning and Teaching the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts: A Step-by-Step Guide, Tina S. Herzberg. et al, 2022. Will be provided through the BEST Grant.
  • Additional handouts will be provided by the instructor. Will be provided through the BEST Grant.
  • In person: Perkins braille and 11 by 11 1/2" braille paper or laptop with Perky Duck (see below)

Online Participation

Participants are required to use a computer with free Perky Duck software available at

Certificate of Attendance

Twenty-seven (27) contact hours will be offered for this course.

Graduate Credit

Two (2) semester hours of Ashland University credit will be offered for each of the braille courses. The BEST Grant will pay for the college credit tuition for a limited amount of Ohio teachers to register.

Register here for Ashland credit

You must also register via OCALI Pass through the link below!


  • This training is limited to the first 20 participants to register.
  • Registration for online only participation closed.
  • Extended deadline: June 4th, 2024.
    • Note: this deadline extension is only for participants who can come to the first class in-person to pick up materials. If you have any questions, please contact Augusta at

Register online via OCALI Pass

For more information contact Augusta Fisher at