Topics

An educational approach to Braille, graphics and digital tools

Participants are invited to give presentations of their best practice and research. We want to have workshops in the following topics: 

1. The Neuroscience of Tactile Reading and Understanding

  • Mental imagery and spatial cognition
  • The impact of blindness on imagery
  • Tactile and haptic test battery or material

2. An Inclusive Approach to Early Intervention in Kindergarten and School

  • Use of tactile symbols and schedules
  • Use of tactile graphics
  • Pre-braille activities
  • The earliest reading and writing, analogue and digital

3. An Inclusive Approach to braille and literacy

  • Introduction to braille
  • Going from print to braille
  • Multimodal reading; using braille, print and speech
  • Learning braille in a second language
  • Achieving higher levels of literacy

4. Tactile graphics and 3D material

  • Interventions for using tactile graphics and 3D materials
  • Maps and illustrations
  • Utilizing 3D print

5. Tactile reading and universal design

  • Tactile material in public space
  • Publicly available devices with braille
  • Learning material in a digital community
  • Access to written language in public space
  • Image descriptions
  • Access to tactile graphics and 3D