[Nfbnet-members-list] Braille Symposium Coming Soon, Register Now!

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sun Sep 9 01:14:15 UTC 2012

 From Luanne Blake:

Register Now for the

Braille Symposium

September 27-29, 2012

at the
National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
Baltimore, Maryland

The National Federation of the Blind, a leading 
champion for Braille, is excited to announce the 
Braille Symposium, which will provide 
professionals, blind people, and other interested 
parties with an opportunity to learn about and 
discuss promising practices in Braille 
instruction and teacher preparation in Braille. 
The symposium will feature sessions in three 
formats: vignettes from blind people on how 
Braille is being used today, 
presentation/discussion sessions on promising 
practices, and problem solution sessions.

Speakers will include leading experts who will 
discuss the most innovative work that is being 
done on Braille today. Presentation topics will include:

·        teaching the Braille code efficiently and effectively
·        providing high quality Braille instruction to blind adults
·        current practices in Braille instruction 
at the university level for future teachers of the blind
·        integrating Braille instruction into the classroom reading curriculum
·        integrating Braille and print

Problem solution sessions will focus on:

·        the large caseloads teachers have to manage
·        setting up future teachers for success 
in their university Braille courses while maintaining high standards

Visit the Braille Symposium Web page at 
<http://www.nfb.org/BrlSym>www.nfb.org/BrlSym to 
register now! You will also find information on 
how to reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor or at the NFBJI.

To participate in discussions about the Braille 
Symposium on Twitter before, during, or after the 
event follow the hashtag #BrlSym

For additional information about the Braille Symposium, please contact:

Natalie Shaheen, Director of Education
Jernigan Institute
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
<mailto:nshaheen at nfb.org>nshaheen at nfb.org

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