Dates/Times

Tuesday, September 7, 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 training will review the features of the TactiPad, a hardware that can be used with TactileView software or as a stand alone hardware to create tactile graphics. Especially useful in STEM subjects, the TactiPad can be used by a sighted person to create graphics for learners, or by a blind user to create their own tactile graphics. The training will focus on how to use the TactiPad equipment with its features in a variety of school subjects.

  • For your participation and completion of this training, a new TactiPad will be purchased for your school district/agency.


Agenda

I. Overview of TactiPad features:

  • Drawing pad and film

II. Math tools

  • Ruler, Triangle, Protractor, Compasses
  • GraphGrid with trigonometry tool, coordinate system
  • CircleFrame for pie charts and clocks

III. Using the digital pen to capture drawings

  • Explore Mode and design mode
  • Using context menus to create line styles

IV. Exploring audio-tactile images using speech and sound

V. Using RouteTactile for creating maps

VI. Importing designs from TactileView Catalog


Location

Online


Objectives

Learn:

  • How to set up the TactiPad and tools
  • The benefits of using the digital pen
  • Audio-tactile features of the TactiPad
  • How to create maps using RouteTactile

Additional Information

A trial version of TactileView software is available for download on https://www.tactileview.com/download.asp. Note that the training is focused on the TactiPad, and is not a software training. Downloading the trial version of TactileView will be helpful, but not at all required for this training.


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 and a TactiPad.


Registration

  • This workshop is limited to 15 participants
  • Deadline for Registration: August 30, 2021
  • You must have a Lending Library account in order to register and be provided the equipment.
  • 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