[nfbwatlk] Research in the Rockies: Research Summit on Braille Reading and Writing

Chwalow, Judith JChwalow at nfb.org
Thu Nov 5 12:31:29 CST 2009


The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan 
Institute, with the National Center for Severe 
and Sensory Disabilities and the 
Bresnahan-Halstead Center on Disabilities, is 
cosponsoring the Research in the Rockies: 
Research Summit on Braille Reading and Writing. 
We hope to advance the state of research in the 
area of Braille in the USA. We encourage you to 
submit an abstract to this conference and request 
that you diffuse it to all colleagues who might 
have an interest in this field. Research-related 
abstracts will be accepted from all members of 
the Braille community and will be reviewed by a 
multidisciplinary panel including academics, 
practitioners, and parents.  For more 
information, please visit the NFB Web site or 
call Dr. Judith Chwalow, Director of Research, at 
the Jernigan Institute at (410) 659-9314, extension 2404.




Research in the Rockies: Research Summit on Braille Reading and Writing


June 10-12, 2010, Denver, Colorado at the Denver Marriott City Center


Call for Papers




Sponsored by

National Center for Severe and Sensory Disabilities (NCSSD)
Bresnahan-Halstead Center on Disabilities
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute


Purpose:

The purpose of this conference is to explore 
current and emerging research from a wide range 
of disciplines that pertains to Braille reading and writing.


Call-for-Papers Submission Guidelines:

§         Submit 250-word abstract online at: 
<http://www.unco.edu/ncssd>www.unco.edu/ncssd

§         Submission deadline is January 4, 2010 
(Louis Braille’s 201st birthday!)

§         ***Anything submitted after midnight on 
January 4, 2010 will not be accepted***

§         Presentation formats:

a.       Research paper presentation (20 minutes)

b.       Panel (minimum 60 minutes)

c.       Poster (posters will be presented in roundtable sessions)

§         If you have problems with the online 
submission form, please contact: <mailto:ncssd at unco.edu>ncssd at unco.edu

§         Please note that any handout material 
must be made available in Braille, large print, 
and electronic formats. Provide explanations for all PowerPoint presentations.


Proposals Invited from:

Cognitive scientists, linguists, educators, 
rehabilitation specialists, neurologists, 
sociologists and experimental psychologists, 
researchers in haptic and tactile perception, 
demographers, occupational therapists, and others


A. Judith Chwalow, DrPH

Director of Research, Jernigan Institute

National Federation of the Blind

200 East Wells Street

Jernigan Place

Baltimore, MD 21230



410 659 9314 x 2404

FAX: 410 659 5129

jchwalow at NFB.org




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