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. Proficiency in the material covered in the Basic Braille course is highly recommended due to the pace and content of this course. Students will participate in 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 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 24 through Thursday, June 27, 2019

Registration: 8:15am Monday, June 24, 2019
Class Times: 8:30am – 4:30pm

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

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


The trainings are limited to the first 15 participants to register
Deadline for registration: May 25, 2019 - Classes fill-up fast, so don’t delay signing up!

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Registration deadline: May 25, 2019.

The trainings are limited to the first 15 participants to register. Classes fill-up fast, so don’t delay signing up!

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.


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

Participant Responsibility

Participants are required to bring their own Perkins brailler to each course.


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. Write in the name of a roommate on the line provided on the registration form. Please contact Julie Pashovich if you require special accommodations.


Julie Pashovich | 614.410.1042 (p)

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.