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2017 Braille Boot Camp
Braille & Tactile Graphic Production

Braille Boot Camp is four days of hands-on experiential learning focused on braille and tactile graphic production.  Susan Mattson and Sharon Nichols will lead participants through both small group and individual activities to create braille and tactile graphic documents.

This is an ideal training for paraprofessionals and others who are beginners to braille and tactile graphics productions. Braille transcribers and TVIs who produce at least 40% of the braille for their students.Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Activities Include:
• Braille Document Production for Literary, Foreign Language, Mathematics and Technical materials.
• Tactile Graphic Production of one-page and multiple-page tactile graphics.
• Creation of Templates for basic shapes and Cartesian coordinate planes.
• Applying braille format and tactile graphic placement decision-making.
• Document conversion into editable text.
• Opportunity to work with graphic embossers and software programs used in producing tactile graphics.

ACVREP and SBEC Statement:

This training event has been approved by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) and the State Board for Educator Certification based on the actual hours of the presentation not including breaks. Other types of certification are not regularly provided.
If you would like Outreach Programs to apply for other types of certification (TPTA, TSHA, etc.), contact Kate Hurst at hurstk@tsbvi.edu at least 60 days prior to the event to see if this certification can be requested.

Important Session Information:

AGENDA: All sessions start at 8:30 AM and end at 4:00 PM.

Day 1
Morning: Literary Braille Production – Foundational Skills.
Afternoon: Tactile Graphic Production – Foundational Skills.
• Two breaks (Morning and Afternoon)
• Lunch is from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Day 2
Morning: Braille Production Foreign Language.
Afternoon: Tactile Graphic Production – Social Studies.
• Two breaks (Morning and Afternoon)
• Lunch is from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Day 3
Morning: Braille and Nemeth Production:  Math and Science
Worksheets in the U.E.B. Context
Afternoon: Tactile Graphics – Diagrams for Mathematics.
• Two breaks (Morning and Afternoon)
• Lunch is from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Day 4
Graphic Embossers and Software Programs – Work with Equipment Before Purchasing.
• Two breaks (Morning and Afternoon)
• Lunch is from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Registration for this session has ended
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Credits Available:
(24) CEU
Seats Filled:
20 / 20
$100.00   Late Cancellation Fee: $25
Contact Person:
Registration Administrator
Sharon Nichols
Susan O'Brien
Date Time Location
8/8/2017 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM TSBVI
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