Working with the Experts

Working with the Experts: Braille!! A Passport to the Future for Students with Visual Impairments

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Who: Anyone involved in the production and/or instruction of braille – braille transcribers, teachers of the visually impaired, paraprofessionals, parents or guardians, agency personnel, etc.

What: Collaborative Workshop with Visual Aid Volunteers of Florida (braille transcribers) and Florida’s Teachers of the Visually Impaired sponsored by Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired.

When: April 4-6, 2018  (see agenda information below)

FIMC-VI/Manhattan Center
4210 W. Bay Villa Ave
Tampa, FL 33611.  Map Link

Sleeping rooms are blocked at the

Embassy Suites
555 North Westshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609  Map Link

For $120.00 per night.  To ensure you receive this rate, make your reservations by March 14, 2018.
Call: 813-875-1555 and ask for FIMC-VI room block  Click Here for Embassy suites Webpage


Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, April 4 (VAVF pre-conference)
9:00-10:00 a.m. – FIMC-VI Tour (Optional)
9:00-10:00 a.m. – VAVF Board Meeting (Board members only)
10:00-11:30 a.m. – VAVF Business Meeting (Open to non-members)
11:30 -12:30p.m.- Lunch on your own
12:30-1:00 p.m. – Registration
1:00-4:00 p.m. –  Braille Charts and Tables OR The Nuts and Bolts of UEB (open to transcribers and teachers)

Thursday, April 5 (Working with the Experts)

8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration
General Sessions:
8:30-9:30 a.m. – State of the State…. of Braille
9:45-11:00 a.m. – Introduction to Braille Blaster
11:15-12:45 p.m. – Meet your Transcribers, Regional Planning / Catered Lunch (self-pay working lunch)
1:00-4:00 p.m. –  Unified English Braille for Technical Materials (i.e. Math and Science)

Friday, April 6
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.  FIMC-VI Tour (optional)
Breakout Sessions – Choose session A, B, or C:
8:30-11:30 a.m. – A. Braille Blaster (Continued); B. Tactile Graphics; C.  Formatting Braille for TVIs
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch on your own
12:45 – 3:45 p.m. – A. Braille Blaster (Continued); B. Tactile Graphics; C.  Formatting Braille for TVIs
3:45-4:00 p.m. –  Next Steps?  Evaluations and Adjourn