38th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Has Concluded
Braille Brain UEB and Nemeth Code Training Program
- Date & Time
- Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 10:20 AM PST
- Grand CD
Braille Brain is an online UEB and Nemeth code training program supported by the U.S. Department of Education (H235E190002). Designed for professional development, Braille Brain includes over 40 literary and Nemeth training modules, which are carefully sequenced to promote mastery of the braille code. Each module has a focus area for learning specific braille symbols, followed by several practice activities. The training materials are designed to be incorporated into personnel preparation programs and used in braille courses as supplemental materials. Although modules are carefully sequenced and build upon one another, users also may select specific lessons on demand, providing just in time delivery of the resources.
The literary UEB modules (n = 66) and Nemeth modules (n = 49) have been pilot tested by pre-service teachers and paraprofessionals. Ratings from user surveys showed overall, 100% of users strongly agreed or agreed on each of six different quality indicators, with more than 75% of users rating their training positively as strongly agree on four of six indicators.
The project, now in its fourth year has partnered with the American Printing House for the Blind to offer fully accessible online resources which will be available on their website in 2023. Presenters will provide attendees with a sneak preview of the website, explain the scope and sequence of the training materials, and demonstrate Braille Brain activities.
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- Higher Education
- Disability Specific
- K-12 Education
- Audience Level
- Session Summary (Abstract)
- Join us to learn about an online UEB and Nemeth code training program. The curriculum includes over 40 carefully sequenced modules promoting braille mastery. Development research will be shared, along with a sneak peak at APH’s new website.
- Primary Topic
- Blind/Low Vision
- Secondary Topics
- Session Type
- General Track
- Cheryl Kamei Hannan
Cal State LA
- William Freeman
American Printing House for the Blind
- Gina Michell
Cal State LA