Braille Literacy Outreach

3/16/2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sponsor: National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
Event: Braille Literacy Outreach
Address: po bOX 141077
Dayton, Columbus, Toledo, Cleveland , OH 44114
Contact: Debra Baker 937-206-2935
CEU's: NA
Cost: 0.00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 14, 2018

Debra Baker
Education Committee Chair
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
937-206-2935
bakerdebra53@gmail.com

Free Braille Course – Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio

The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio in partnership with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, is pleased to announce an opportunity to learn Braille through one on one instruction in a peer and mentor supported environment. This unique course is designed to teach participants to read and write the Braille alphabet, numbers, and common punctuation at a pace that works best for the student.

“The ability to read and write Braille opens doors and ensures independence” says instructor Debra Baker. “Literacy is the key to keeping control of your life without eyesight. Marianne and I designed this program to help those who want to learn Braille do so in an encouraging and supportive setting.”

The kick-off for this unique learning opportunity will start in Dayton on March 16-18, in Columbus on March 23-25, in Toledo on April 13-15 and in Cleveland on April 27-29, 2018. These fun filled weekends will lay the foundation for a positive introduction to Braille and will connect students to resources that will promote success as they begin working toward this challenging yet rewarding goal. Funding for transportation, meals, lodging, and learning materials will be provided.
This is an introductory weekend and follow-up instruction will take place in your home.

This program is open to applicants who are at least 14 years of age and legally blind. Participants do not have to be members of the NFB or OOD clients. Apply by April 6. Space is limited. To apply or for more information contact Debra Baker at 937-206-2935 or bakerdebra53@gmail.com or Marianne Denning at 513-607-6053 or marianne@denningweb.com.

The National Federation of the Blind transforms dreams into reality. To learn more about the NFB of Ohio visit www.nfbohio.org. For more information about Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities visit www.OOD.ohio.gov.