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Summer 3-Day Basic Braille

Monday, June 8, 2020 - Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus

2700 Corporate Exchange Dr. - Columbus, OH 43231

The Basic Braille Course will provide basic instruction in braille for paraprofessionals and teachers and is not intended to be a refresher for the experienced braille user. The course will introduce/review the braille alphabet, capitalization, punctuation, cardinal numbers, one-cell whole-word contractions, whole-word contractions, part-word contractions, and some short-form words, all according to UEB. This course will also introduce simple formatting. Students will participate in independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read and write with a Perkins Brailler and proofread literary braille materials.

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Summer Advanced Braille

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - Monday, July 13, 2020

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

This course is designed for educators who need advanced instruction in contracted Unified English Braille (UEB) and the formats in which it is transcribed. The course consists of two onsite sessions with four additional lessons to be completed independently between. The course will briefly review the content of the lessons one through seven and provide in-depth coverage of lessons eight through nineteen of the NLS Braille Transcribing Course, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. Participants will have sessions for independent and group work and will apply their updated knowledge as they read, write, and proofread braille literary material. Students will be using a combination of methods including lecture, hands-on with the Perkins Brailler and computer with 6-key input capabilities and Perky Duck; tactile readings; games involving reading braille; independent work; and group work.

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Summer 4-Day Basic Nemeth

Monday, June 15, 2020 - Thursday, June 18, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus

2700 Corporate Exchange Dr. - Columbus, OH 43231

The Basic Nemeth Course will review the basic Nemeth code for math and science notation. This course will cover the Nemeth code notation appropriate for kindergarten to middle school curricula. Students will participate in independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read, write, and proofread math and science materials. Students will use the Perkins Brailler to produce braille materials. The course will be appropriate for students with little or no Nemeth experience. The course will also include examples following current recommendations for the use of UEB in Nemeth materials.

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2020 Transformation Summit

Monday, June 22, 2020 - Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Quest Conference Center

8405 Pulsar Place - Columbus, OH 43240

The 2020 Transformation Series provides an opportunity for provider agencies to gather and share ideas, strategies, and practices that will assist them as they move through the systems change process and help improve person-centered planning, community membership, and employment opportunities for individuals across Ohio.

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Creating Accessible Word Documents

Thursday, September 3, 2020

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

This training was developed to assist those who support students who are visually impaired by providing an introductory level of understanding materials accessibility. This is a half-day, hands-on in-service for paraprofessionals, general educators, other school staff.

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Scanning for Braille, Large Print and Audio

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - Friday, September 11, 2020

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

This workshop will provide training in the use of ABBYY FineReader, an OCR (optical character recognition) program used to convert the images of printed documents into electronically editable text. Microsoft Word will be used to demonstrate clean-up methods and for formatting braille and large print.

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A Touch of Braille

Friday, September 18, 2020

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

This introduction to braille workshop was developed to assist those who support students who are visually impaired by providing an introductory level of understanding braille. This is a one-day, hands-on training for paraprofessionals, general educators, other school staff and parents/families.

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