Professional Development

The BEST Grant is a statewide project of professional development and technical assistance dedicated to braille literacy, braille instruction, braille materials, and braille technology in Ohio schools.

As part of the BEST Grant’s goals to support the implementation of braille instruction and braille technology, the BEST Grant is providing the following professional development trainings and webinars.

View the BEST 5-year PD activities schedule.


Registration is free, however, attendees must register in advance. The following events have a limited number of participants. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. No 'walk in' entry is available.

Best Activities Schedule


These online training sessions will help you to learn how to teach and provide access to STEM subjects for students who use braille.

Training NameStatusDate(s) and TimesLink
MathType & Mathpix for Braille Production


March 4th, 2024. 12:00pm - 3:00pm

MathType and Mathpix for Braille Production
Basic Nemeth

Hybrid or Online

June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 2024. 

Registration coming soon

Reading / Writing

Learn braille and how to effectively teach braille to students to access reading and writing activities with these online training opportunities.

Training NameStatusDate(s) and TimesLink
12-Week Braille Online

February 21st - May 8th, 2024. 6:00pm - 7:30pm

12-Week Braille

Basic Braille Hybrid or Online

June 11th, 18th, 25th, 2024.

Registration coming soon
Advanced Braille Hybrid or Online

June 13th, 20th, 27th, 2024.

Registration coming soon

Accessible Documents & The Production Of AEM

These online training sessions offered within this category will focus on the creation and development of accessible documents along with utilizing tools and features within applications to support the production of accessible educational materials.

Training NameStatusDate(s) and TimesLink
Duxbury Braille Translation Software Training Online

February 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, and 22nd, 2024. 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Registration closed

Using Microsoft Word Templates and Macros to Produce Braille, Large Print, and Electronic Text Online

March 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th, 2024. 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Using Microsoft Word Templates and Macros to Produce Braille, Large Print, and Electronic Text