First-ever Braille Summit at Perkins!
The Braille Summit, hosted by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and Perkins School for the Blind, brought braille experts from around the world to Perkins' Watertown, Mass., campus! People also participated electronically…
|We broadcast the entire three-day event (June 19-21) on Perkins official YouTube channel. All panels were live streamed and then recorded. Watch and listen to the Braille Summit below.|
|We tweeted about the event. Follow @BrailleSummit and @perkins_daily for nearly every post on the Braille Summit. You can also reference the hashtag #nlsbraille and join the conversation.|
|For more questions on the Braille Summit, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. During the event, people from all over chimed in on this channel.|
- Braille Summit agenda
- "Braille Instruction Receives Boost From Education Department" by Christina Samuels, Education Week
- "Dear Colleague" letter, issued by the United States Deptartment of Education
- This letter reiterates that Braille should be the default literacy medium unless a school team determines that it is inappropriate for a given student.
- NLS: That All May Read
- General info on the summit
Watch and listen to NLS Director Karen Keninger; Keynote Peter Osborne, Chief Braille Officer, Royal National Institute of Blind People, U.K.; Judy Dixon, Acting Braille Development Officer, NLS, Washington, D.C.; Steven Rothstein, President, Perkins School for the Blind; Janet LaBreck, Presidential Nominee for Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Washington, D.C.; Michael Yudin, Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
*Use headphones for low audio levels on speakers.