Dates/Times

Monday, September 20, 2021

12:00pm - 1:30pm


Instructor

Lucia Hasty, MA, TVI, Braille and Tactile Graphics specialist


Audience

  • Teachers and paraprofessionals working with students who are potential or current braille users
  • Staff of Boards of Developmental Disabilities working with students who are potential or current braille users
  • Other school staff working with students who are potential or current braille users
  • Transcribers or accessible materials productionists

Description

This workshop will provide training on the use of the T3, an adapted android tablet, that provides a system for creating, distributing, and consuming touch-responsive, audio-embedded tactile graphics maps, games, puzzles, and interactive lessons. Learn about the T3 platform, exploring tactile figures, and voice commands that provide a more efficient user experience. The T3 system allows users to create, distribute, and consume touch responsive, audio-embedded tactile graphics maps, games, puzzles, and interactive lessons, and can be a useful tool for learning and practicing braille tactile graphics.


Agenda

I. Overview of the T3 Features

  • Connecting to the internet 
  • Placing sheets from skills programs on tablet
  • Swiping patterns and their results
  • Types of auditory feedback
  • Design of skills programs sheets
  • Student recordkeeping feature

II. T3 Braille: The former Mangold Reading Series (all levels)

III. T3 Word Atlas including a US map

IV. T3 Games: A unit for teaching tactile readers to interpret tactile graphics

V. T3 Stories: Stories with tactile graphics for emerging readers

VI. A curriculum and guidebook for teaching tactile graphics

VII. Additional skills development programs being developed

VIII. Question and Answer


Location

Online


Objectives

Participants will 

  • explore the Tactile Graphics Curriculum and Guidebook

  • learn the audio-tactile features of the T3 tablet and how they operate

  • review the skill development programs that can be used with the T3

1. Braille Reading - The former Mangold Reading Series (all levels)

2. World Atlas including U.S. Map

3. Games for teaching tactile readers to interpret tactile graphics

4. Stories with tactile graphics for emerging readers


Needed for Participation

A Zoom-capable device.


Contact Hours

One and one-half hours (1.5) contact hours will be offered for full participation. Full live attendance is required to receive hours.


Registration

  • This workshop is limited to 15 participants
  • Deadline for Registration: September 10th, 2021
  • If you need to cancel your registration, please do so 1 week in advance by email to Augusta Fisher. (Email below)
  • For more information contact: augusta_fisher@ocali.org

Register online via OCALI Pass