[blindkid] Fw: Hadley E-Connect, September 1, 2009

Kim Cunningham kim at gulfimagesphoto.com
Wed Sep 2 13:03:16 UTC 2009

My daughter forwarded this to me. Sounds like something parents would be interested in.
Kim Cunningham

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September 1, 2009

Seminars at Hadley Presents: The Braille Literacy Crisis
Date: Friday, September 11, 2009 
Time:  11:00 PM CDT, 16:00 GMT 

Description:  This seminar will discuss the importance of learning braille for both children and adults, including information on the value of using braille at school, home, and in the workplace. Topics include: 

•    Definition of literacy
•    3 levels of literacy
•    Braille literacy crisis
•    Why learn braille?
•    Reasons to teach braille to children
•    Braille and employment
•    Uncontracted or contracted braille?
•    The benefits of braille and auditory learning
•    Learning braille with residual vision
•    Promoting braille

Join Hadley instructors Debbie Siegel and Susan Fisher in this frank and informative discussion. This 60 minute seminar will allow ample time for questions and answers. Dawn Turco, senior vice president at Hadley, will moderate.

As always, listening to the seminar remains free of charge. There is a US $25 fee associated with completing the seminar for credit (1 CE hour). Professionals interested in receiving continuing education credit will be required to successfully complete a quiz and brief survey before a certificate is issued. (ACVREP approval pending)
To register for this seminar, please follow this link.

 13 Braille Courses Available through Hadley
Teaching braille reading and writing has been a priority for The Hadley School for the Blind since its founding in 1920. To this day, braille courses are our most popular courses. Hadley currently provides 10 braille courses for those who are blind or visually impaired and three courses for sighted individuals. Follow this link for more information. 

Feedback at Hadley: Did you learn braille from Hadley?

If you've taken Hadley braille courses, or if you have a Hadley braille success story, we'd like to hear from you. Please send us an email at feedback at hadley.edu and tell us what you thought of your Hadley braille course(s) and how you use braille in your daily life.

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