Proceedings from First-Ever Braille Summit

Video recording from the Braille Summit, held at Perkins School for the Blind June 19-21, 2013.

The first Braille Summit was hosted by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and Perkins School for the Blind, and brought braille experts from around the world to the Perkins campus in Watertown, Massachusetts.  It was held from June 19-21, 2013 and much of it was recorded. The following panel sessions were recorded and are available on YouTube:

  • Final Plenary Roundtable Session This panel is a roundtable session coordinated by Mary Nelle McLennan.
  • Braille Literacy & Promotion  This panel features remarks from Kim Charlson, Frances Mary D’Andrea, Lenore Dillon, and Diane Wormsley.
  • Braille Technology  This panel features remarks from Curtis Chong, Jim Denham, John Freese, and Brian Mac Donald.
  • Braille Production   This panel features remarks from Betsy Beaumon, John Bryant, Beth Hirst, and Tuck Tinsley.
  • Braille Selection  This panel features remarks from Paul Edwards, David Hyde, Danielle Miller, and Ed O’Rielly.
  • The Event Kick-off: Braille Policy  Featuring Michael Yudin, Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education, Washington, D.C.;  Janet LaBreck, Presidential Nominee for Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Washington, D.C.;   Steven Rothstein, Member, Council of Schools and Services for the Blind, Watertown, MA.