Introduction to Braille Course Offered This Fall 2017
October 19 – December 14
Thursday evenings, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
University of New Orleans, Oliver St. Pe Center/TRAC Building
(Classes will be offered at no cost)
Do you have a family member who is a braille reader or thinking about becoming a braille reader in the future?
- Are you an educator or para-educator who will be working with a student with a visual disability who may use braille in daily living or educational activities?
- Or are you someone who has been curious to understand what “those dots” mean on braille signage on elevators, restrooms, and offices?
The Louisiana Deafblind Project at LSU Health-New Orleans Human Development Center in collaboration with the UNO Training, Resource, and Assistive-technology Center (TRAC) is offering an Introduction to Braille course this fall at no cost.
The course is designed to give families and other individuals who are sighted a basic understanding of reading and writing braille to support braille readers in gaining independence and sharing in the joys of reading and writing. Learn how to write brief personal notes, adapt greeting cards, make braille labels for identifying items, understand the use of braille signage in public places, and adapt playing cards and games.
Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the University of New Orleans in the Oliver St. Pe Center/TRAC Building. (See the Contact Us link at www.uno.edu/trac for a map and directions.) Classes will meet weekly on Thursdays starting October 19 through December 14, 2017 (except for November 23). Additional resources, reference materials, and outside of class practice activities will be available online.
If you are interested in attending but unable to attend these face-to-face classes, note in the “Note” field your interest for attending future face-to-face classes or distance-learning options. For more information, contact: Rose Angelocci at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-556-7519.
Space is limited. Click here to register.
Introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Course Offered This Fall 2017
October 17 – November 9
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 4:45 to 6:00 PM
LSU Health New Orleans, Human Development Center
(Classes will be offered at no cost)
- Have you always been curious about American Sign Language?
- Would you like to learn how to better work with your Deaf and hard-of-hearing clients or patients?
The Louisiana Deafblind Project at LSU Health-New Orleans Human Development Center is offering an Introduction to American Sign Language course this fall at no cost.
You will learn how to introduce yourself, how to ask some basic questions, and receptive skills to understand another person’s introduction. You will also learn how to work effectively with a sign language interpreter, and best practices to become a more culturally competent provider for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:45 to 6:00 PM at the LSU Human Development Center. Classes starting October 17 through November 9, 2017.
Click here to register.
Lions Cubs Learn ASL and Braille
The Louisiana Deafblind Project in conjunction with the Kenner and Harahan Lions Clubs offered ASL and Braille classes to Lions Cub members and their parents over eight weeks this summer. Sign language interpreter, Nicky Gillies, introduced the participants to basic sign language. Project staff, Rose Angelocci, along with Kenneth Lacho from UNO TRAC provided opportunities for participants to explore vision loss, braille, and technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired. We thank the Cubs and their parents for their participation and interest in connecting with People with disabilities in their community.
LA Deafblind Project Exhibits at Lions Health Fair
On Saturday, August 19, the Lions Eye Foundation sponsored a health fair at Lakeside Shopping Center. Attendees were given free vision screenings and information by local service providers including the Louisiana Deafblind Project. We were happy to have the Lions Cubs who participated in our summer ASL and Braille classes visit our booth. Even the Lions’ mascot also showed his support for the fair.