3rd Annual Midwest Regional Braille Conference

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Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Dolly Carr
Agency Assistant: Gail Jankowski 612-638-1522
Location: Comfort Inn Airport
1321 East 78th Street
Bloomington, MN 55425
Facility: Outback Event Center
5/17/2018 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
5/18/2018 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Professional Development Workshop focusing on Braille Transcription

Event Fee $75.00 

  • Sessions will begin at 1pm on Thursday, May 17th. Dinner will be provided.
  • Tour of the State Services for the Blind Communications Center planned for the evening of Thursday, May 17th.
  • All day sessions will run on Friday, May 18th. Lunch will be provided. 

3rd Annual Midwest Regional Braille Conference Agenda
May 17 – 18, 2018, Outback Event Center, 1321 East 78th St. Bloomington, MN 55425

Thursday 5/17/18

12 – 1:00pm  Conference Check-In

1:00pm           Introduction: Brisbane & Adelaide Rooms

1:15pm          3D Presentation and Demo: Christian Wernau, Ken Trebelhorn, Kristin Oien & Lori Klein
                      Brisbane & Adelaide Rooms

2:15pm          Tactile Graphics Basics: Dorothy Worthington, Allison O’Day and Barb Lhotka
                      Brisbane & Adelaide Rooms

3:15pm          Break

3:45pm          Tactile Graphics (TG) Make-n-Take: Allison O’Day and Experienced TG Volunteers
                      Canberra Room

5:30pm          Dinner Buffet: Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra Rooms

7:15pm          State Services for the Blind Communication Center Tour

Friday 5/18/18

8:00am         Conference Check-In

8:30am         UEB Math Basics: Cindi Laurent - Canberra or Digital Graphics: Jim Sullivan and Dan Gardner - Brisbane & Adelaide Rooms

10:00am       Break

10:15am      Advanced Formats: Russell Miller -  Brisbane or Advanced BrailleBlaster™ and Graphiti™ Demonstration: William Freeman      Canberra

11:45am       Lunch Buffet

1:00pm         The Nemeth Spectrum: Dorothy Worthington - Canberra or

                      How to Introduce a Braille Book to a Student: Barb Lhotka and Julie Sumwalt – Brisbane & Adelaide Rooms

2:30pm        Braille Provision Process: From Start to Finish, Panel Discussion: Transcriber & TBVI Teams - Canberra

3:30pm        Evaluations & Closing


This program is offered for: 5/17/18 - 6.0 CEU hours; 5/18/18 - 5.0 CEU hours

See attached Flyer for information about Lodging

Funding for this workshop is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education.  The source of the funds is federal award Special Education - Programs to States, CFDA 84.027A AND CFDA 84.173 Special Education-Preschool Grants and 84.181 Special Education Grants for Infants and Family.



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Special Accommodations: Please alert Metro ECSU 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (Metro ECSU requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.