Basic Braille

Topic: Special Education/Gifted
Instructor: Shelley Mack
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: OCALI
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

The Basic Braille Course will provide basic instruction in braille for paraprofessionals, parents, and teachers and is not intended to be a refresher for the experienced braille user. The course will introduce/review the braille alphabet, capitalization, punctuation, cardinal numbers, one-cell whole-word contractions, whole-word contractions, part-word contractions, and some short-form words, all according to UEB (Unified English Braille). This course will also introduce simple formatting. Students will participate in independent and group work via group video conferencing and will apply their knowledge as they read and write using 6-key input and proofread literary braille materials.

**** Tuition for Ashland college credit will be paid through a federal grant (BEST) ****


- along with your registration and tuition payment with Ashland Univeristy, you will also need to register with OCALI in order to begin your course. You can do that here: 


Within 24 hours of registering for a PD course, you'll be able to access your student account using Self-Service Ashland. There, you'll find printable financial statements and grade reports, plus a link for requesting transcripts, once your grades have posted. Instructions for establishing or resetting your login can be found on our webpage HERE. Click "Self Service". 

 Contact Ashland Professional Development to update your email address or with other needs:

Cost: $
Timespan of Course:
June 13, 2023 to June 23, 2023
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    OCALI's AT & AEM Center

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Course Number: EDU*6131*A1
Academic Term: 23/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 2.00
Subject: EDU