4-Day Summer Basic Braille Course

June 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am – June 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Embassy Suites
2700 Corporate Exchange Dr
Columbus, OH 43231
Julie Pashovich

The Basic Braille Course will provide basic instruction in braille for paraprofessionals and teachers and is not intended to be a refresher for the experienced braille user. Familiarity with the braille alphabet is a plus. The course will introduce/review the braille alphabet, capitalization, punctuation, cardinal numbers, one-cell whole-word contractions, whole-word contractions, part-word contractions, and some short-form words, all according to UEB. This course will also introduce simple formatting. Students will participate in independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read and write with a Perkins Brailler and proofread literary braille materials

The trainer is Shelley Mack, a Certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (CTVI) and Certified Braille Transcriber.

Lodging at the Embassy Suites is offered to course participants Monday through Wednesday nights and paid for by the BEST grant.

Twenty-nine (29) contact hours will be offered for this 4-day course. Two (2) semester hours of graduate credit through the 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.