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Next-Gen Tactile Symbols – 3D-Printed Blissymbolics

Date & Time
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 2:20 PM PST  
Location
Grand CD  
Description
In this session we'll introduce you to a new generation of tactile symbols that are perfect for use with non-speaking individuals who are blind, deaf/blind, or visually impaired – including students with cognitive disabilities. The symbols benefit from two different technologies: 3D-printing and Blissymbolics. 3D-printing makes it inexpensive to create these tactile symbols. Blissymbolics provides a rich, conceptual language to develop communication skills with low cognitive requirements. The presentation will highlight the experiences shared by several teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs) and speech language pathologists (SLPs) – how they collaborate and use these tactile symbols with their students. The session will include how educators can get free access to these tactile symbols and supporting materials.  
Audience
  • Disability Specific
  • K-12 Education
  • Research & Development
Audience Level
Beginning  
Session Summary (Abstract)
Come see a new generation of free tactile symbols that are perfect for use with non-speaking individuals who are blind, deaf/blind, or visually impaired – including students with cognitive disabilities. They leverage 3D-printing and Blissymbolics.  
Primary Topic
Blind/Low Vision  
Secondary Topics
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
  • Captions & Transcription
  • Education
  • Emerging Technologies
 
Session Type
General Track  

Presenter

  • Ken Hackbarth
    Volksswitch

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