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

Cordell, Becca BCordell at nfb.org
Thu Nov 19 16:55:08 CST 2009


Research in the Rockies: Research Summit on Braille Reading and Writing
June 10-12, 2010
Denver, Colorado at the Denver Marriott City Center

The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute is 
cosponsoring, with the National Center for Severe and Sensory 
Disabilities and the Bresnahan-Halstead Center on Disabilities, a 
conference on Research in Braille. 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.

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: 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: 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 Power Point 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





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