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Workshop: Instructional strategies for transitioning to Unified English Braille (Montreal, April 24th, 2015)

Braille Literacy Canada (BLC) is pleased to offer a workshop on strategies to transition students to Unified English Braille (UEB). Note that this workshop does not provide instruction on the code itself.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of BLC activities;
  • An overview of braille in other English-speaking countries;
  • Instructional strategies (including a guide to help educators determine how and when to make the transition with their students);
  • Production options for textbooks and classroom handouts;
  • The financial impact of the transition to UEB;
  • Case studies and experiences with current students;
  • Assessment issues, including timelines for the production of exams in UEB; and
  • Acceptance of the new code.

The format for the workshop will include group discussion and case studies.

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Workshop: Instructional strategies for transitioning to Unified English Braille

Developed By Dr. Cay Holbrook and Betty Nobel Presented by Betty Nobel

Braille Literacy Canada (BLC) is pleased to offer a workshop on strategies to transition students to Unified English Braille (UEB). Note that this workshop does not provide instruction on the code itself. This workshop will cover the following topics: An overview of BLC activities; An overview of braille in other English-speaking countries; Instructional strategies (including a guide to help educators determine how and when to make the transition with their students); Production options for textbooks and classroom handouts; The financial impact of the transition to UEB; Case studies and experiences with current students; Assessment issues, including timelines for the production of exams in UEB; and Acceptance of the new code. The format for the workshop will include group discussion and case studies.

Location: Hotel Espresso, 1005 Guy St., Montreal
Date: April 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 for BLC members and $75 for non-members

(Cost includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks.)

For more information or to register, please see http://www.brailleliteracycanada.ca/en/about-us/events or email info@blc-lbc.ca!

Archival Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2015
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