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Rocky Mountain Braille Associates LLC

Workshops and Trainings Offered

Tactile Graphics on the Fly

Workshop type: Hands-on, Make-n-Take, or demonstration, as requested

Time required: 2 hours, 3-4 hours, 1 hour (respectively)

Description: Designed for itinerant personnel who support students who are blind or visually impaired, this workshop will focus on techniques and materials to quickly produce tactile and visual graphics often needed in a school setting. Development of "stock" from which to draw in quickly making graphics will be discussed, as well as time-saving techniques. Workshop can be offered as a Make-n-Take format, in which participants have the opportunity to begin building their stock of materials to use in producing graphics "on the fly".

Outcomes: Participants will

  • learn how to plan ahead for the graphics students will probably need
  • learn what equipment, software, hardware and materials can be used for graphics on the fly
  • produce graphics using combination methods
  • learn to provide graphics by adapting existing models or graphics
  • have the opportunity to produce materials for stock

2012-13 Presentations
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Orlando, FL

Foundation for Blind Children
Phoenix, AZ

Perkins School for the Blind
Watertown, MA

DIAGRAM Center/Benetech
Asilomar, CA

Grafton Braille Service Center
Grafton, OH

Diagrams 2012
Canterbury, United Kingdom

AER International
Seattle, WA

Norfolk Public Schools
Norfolk, VA

Easter Seals Arkansas
Little Rock, AR

CDE State Conference on B/VI
Denver, CO

Accessing Higher Ground
Westminster, CO

ATIA 2013
Orlando, FL

Virginia AER
Richmond, VA

NFB Tactile Graphics Conf.
Baltimore, MD