Welcome to Project INSPIRE: Increasing the STEM Potential of Individuals Who Read Braille—a 5-year grant funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (H235E190003).
We have developed free, self-paced courses for TVIs, paraprofessionals, braillists, transcribers, and others who support braille learners.
Over the last 3 years, our focus has been on Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts. During the final 2 years of the project we will develop courses focused on UEB Technical as well as materials for youth in both codes. Follow us on Facebook or sign up to get notifications of upcoming courses and other events.
The following courses are available:
As part of Project INSPIRE’s commitment to increase STEM braille literacy we have designed Nemeth in a Box for Middle School Students.
Nemeth in a Box is seven lessons that teachers of students with visual impairments (TSVIs) or others (e.g., paraprofessionals, family members) can use to review and/or introduce Nemeth Code symbols at the middle level and review math concepts in a fun way.
As part of Project INSPIRE’s commitment to increase STEM braille literacy we have designed Mission INSPIRE for students ages 11-15.
Mission INSPIRE is a set of activities that teachers of students with visual impairments (TSVIs) or others (e.g., science teachers, science fair organizers, family members) can use to provide students an opportunity to participate in hands-on science learning through an inquiry-based experience.