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
STEM Tactile Graphics: Using the Tactipad Online

September 7, 2021. 12:00pm - 1:30pm

STEM Tactile Graphics: Using the TactiPad

Explore the New T3 Tablet and Tactile Graphics Features Online

September 20, 2021. 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Explore the New T3 Tablet and Tactile Graphics Features

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
A Touch of Braille Online

October 4, 2021. 12:00pm - 3:00pm


A Touch of Braille

Advanced Braille Online

June 2022

Advanced Braille

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
Scanning for Braille, Large Print, and Audio Online

September 14-16-21-23, 2021. 12:30pm-3:30pm

Scanning for Braille, Large Print, and Audio

Duxbury Braille Translation Software Online

October 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 2021. 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Duxbury Braille Translation Software