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Braille & Tactile Graphic Boot Camp – August 2023
August 1 - 4, 2023

Braille Boot Camp is a four-day, hands-on, experiential training focused on developing the knowledge and skills needed to produce braille documents and tactile graphics for students with blindness and visual impairments. Training will cover both literary and mathematic subject areas.

There is also a session on cleaning and repair of the Perkins Braille Writer led by Sue Fowler. We suggest you bring a braille writer to be cleaned for this session but if you don't have one or are flying we can supply one.

Sue O'Brien and other TSBVI staff will lead participants through both small group and individual activities. Each attendee will leave with a folder of documents and tactile graphics they created during Boot Camp.

Braille document and Tactile Graphic production:

• Setting up your computer and software for braille and tactile graphic production
• Understanding file formats and conversion to editable text
• Developing a workflow that ensures the accuracy of translation and formats
• Translation of literary, foreign language, and math worksheets for different grade levels
• The tactile graphic workflow and methods of production
• Drawing skills, element placement, and document formatting
• Development of templates for commonly used diagrams
• Use of available resources for guidance

Dates and Registration

The fall Boot Camp will be held August 1-4, 2023. Registration is now open. Please contact Toni Ericson at 512-206-9314 or if you are interested in staying on campus while attending this workshop.

Attendees must participate in all sessions; no partial registration or credit for leaving early or arriving late.

Important Session Information:

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(24) CEU
Seats Filled:
17 / 20
Contact Person:
Toni Ericson
Susan O'Brien
Date Time Location
8/1/2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Barraga, Silverrain
8/2/2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Barraga, Silverrain
8/3/2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Barraga, Silverrain
8/4/2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Barraga, Silverrain
TSBVI Outreach Programs | 512-206-9268
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