Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Braille Boot Camp 2017: Braille and Tactile Graphic Production

Braille handsBraille Boot Camp is four days of hands-on experiential learning focused on braille and tactile graphic production. This workshop for paraprofessionals and other beginners will be held at the Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired in Austin, Texas from August 8-11, 2017.  Susan Mattson and Sharon Nichols will lead participants through both small group and individual activities to create braille and tactile graphic documents. 

Activities include:

  • Braille Document Production for Literary, Foreign Language, Mathematics and Technical materials
  • Tactile Graphic Production of one-page and multiple-page tactile graphics
  • Creation of Templates for basic shapes and Cartesian coordinate planes
  • Applying braille format and tactile graphic placement decision-making
  • Document conversion into editable text
  • Opportunity to work with graphic embossers and software programs used in producing tactile graphics

All sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.


This is an ideal training for paraprofessionals and others who are beginners to braille and tactile graphics productions. Braille transcribers and TVIs who produce at least 40% of the braille for their students.

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Registration Fee:

$75 Early Registration Discount and $85 after August 1, 2017.



Note:  You may cancel up thru August 3rd  at 5 PM and not incur a cancellation fee.  Cancelling after that time may result in a $25 cancellation fee. Contact Carrie Keith at 512-206-9224 or email to  to cancel. 

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Event Date: 

Aug 08, 2017 to Aug 11, 2017