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Braille & Tactile Graphic Boot Camp – January 2023
January 3 - 6, 2023

Braille Boot Camp is four days of hands-on, experiential learning focused on the skills you need to produce braille documents and tactile graphics for your students. As an added bonus we now include a session on cleaning and minor repairs of braille writers.

All activities are conducted in small groups or individually. Everyone will have opportunities to create a number of worksheets and tactile graphics to take home as well as instruction manuals and other resources.

Our activities include:

• A deep dive into the use of Microsoft Word for braille and tactile graphic production.
• Converting files to editable text and understanding file types and extensions.
• 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, number lines, and Cartesian coordinate planes.
• Opportunities to work with the hardware (braille embossers, swell touch, and thermoform machine) and software used for these tasks.

All sessions start at 8:30 am and end at 4:30 pm.

Important Session Information:

This training has been designed for those who are new to braille production or anyone who needs a refresher. This is an in-person training and attendees are expected to attend all four days. Bring a braille writer that needs cleaning or repair. If you don't have one, we will have one for you to use during the session.
Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(24) CEU
Seats Filled:
0 / 20
Contact Person:
Toni Ericson
Susan O'Brien
Date Time Location
1/3/2023 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Barraga, Silverrain
1/4/2023 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Barraga, Silverrain
1/5/2023 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Barraga, Silverrain
1/6/2023 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Barraga, Silverrain
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