Tactile Reading

Reserve the 29th and 30th of April in 2021, and come to Oslo, Norway, to share ideas, find inspiration, and enhance your knowledge within the field of tactile reading.

We are pleased to announce a follow-up to the very successful international conference, Tactile Reading, held in Stockholm in 2017.

The Tactile Reading conference in 2021 will focus on braille and graphics, including digital aids for braille reading and the use of 3D-printed material. The focus will be on early intervention and education for children, youth, and adults within the field of tactile reading. We also hope to include topics related to current and future braille users at various levels of literacy. Abstracts which focus on research, interventions, methods and materials aimed for readers at a higher literacy level, or for readers with various challenges, e.g. due to additional impairments or minority language speakers, will be of interest.


Contact:  tactilereading2021@statped.no

Keynote Ajai Kumar Mittal

Mr. Mittal has a Master’s Degree in English and Education as well as a Diploma in Education for the Blind from the United States. He has held top administrative and leadership positions in the Government and voluntary organizations for over 40 years. He was the Director of the apex government organization working with the blind in the country for over 22 years.

Mr. Mittal has also been an integral part of the self-help movement of the blind for more than 30 years and is currently the president of the All India Confederation of the Blind, one of the principal organizations of the blind in India.

Mr. Mittal is passionate about learning and promotion of Braille, access to quality education for all blind and partially sighted children and about ensuring involvement of developing countries in WBU work.

About World Blind Union (WBU)

Keynote Diane Wormsley

Diane P. Wormsley, Ph. D. has worked with all ages of children and adults with visual impairment including children with additional multiple disabilities.   Her work has spanned 40 years in several countries including the US, Australia and Papua New Guinea.  Out of these varied experiences she gradually developed the I-M-ABLE. Dr. Wormsley is currently retired from her position as Endowed Professor at North Carolina Central University and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Instruction and Learning.

The title of the keynote presentation: "The Bumpy Road to Literacy"