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Tuesday, December 12, 2017   12:37 AM   |   54.0 °F

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 range3@lsuhsc.edu or 504-556-7519.

Space is limited. Click here to register.