Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

2019 Braille Boot Camp

Braille Boot Camp is a free three-day accelerated course taught by Gaeir Dietrich. This three-day intensive training is designed to teach participants to read and write grade one braille; and to read grade two braille with a cheat sheet.  After the boot camp training, participants will be able to: 

  • Read and write the braille alphabet 
  • Understand the pattern and formation of the braille code 
  • Recognize grade two braille signs 
  • Use a grade two braille cheat sheet 
  • Decipher short grade two braille passages 

 

The goal is to promote braille literacy, provide initial training to those involved in accessible media, and inspire further study of the braille code, in an effort, to train more certified Braillists.  

WHEN:     

August 26   9 AM – 4:30 PM                          
August 27   9 AM – 4:30 PM                          
August 28   9 AM – 3:30 PM           
                      

WHERE:   

Braille Institute, Anaheim Center          
527 North Dale Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801

If you are a parent of a child with a visual impairment, early intervention provider, teacher, or friend/family of braille readers interested in learning more about braille please consider the Braille Boot Camp. If you are interested in learning uncontracted (Grade I) braille only, a one-day option is available on Monday, August 26.   Attending all three days is highly recommended. No prior knowledge of Braille is necessary.  Unfortunately, child care will not be provided.  

Coffee, tea, water and light snacks will be served.  Lunch is on your own.  There are nearby places to purchase lunch, or you may bring your brown bag.

Registration deadline: Thursday August 22, 2019

For more information and to register, please contact Maria Acosta, Child Development Administrative Assistant at (323) 906-3112 or mdacosta@brailleinstitute.org 

 

***Seats are limited***

 

Event Date: 

Aug 26, 2019 to Aug 28, 2019