- Getting familiar with general terms (graphic, graph, chart, map, etc.).
- Getting the experience of reading a graphic tactilely.
- Knowing why it is important for blind persons to work with tactile graphics.
- Knowing the five steps for tactile graphic reading.
- Knowing most important strategies for performing those 5 steps.
- Knowing how to teach a blind student.
In this workshop participants will learn how totrain their blind pupils/students how to read tactile graphics, basically. Interaction of the participans is required. After a short introduction of some basic knowledge and terminology the participants will experience what it is to read a graphic with the hands instead of with the eyes. Then a couple of minutes will be spend on the question why tactile graphics are important to blind people.
The five steps forming the process of tactile graphic reading are explained by the workshop leader. For each step in the reading process the most important strategies are explained by the workshop leader, then demonstrated by participants with guidance of the workshop leader and finally practised by the participants themselves. The exercises will help the participants to build a deeper understanding of the processes their students go through when learning to read tactile graphics. Training each other and testing their newly gained skills on the workshop leader will help them to improve their skills and gain more self-confidence in training their pupils/students.
The workshops of Summer University were recorded. After editing you now can listen the records and read a transcript of the workshop. For better higher accessibility we have prepared the records in an hybrid version synchronized with the transcript. if you want to learn more about the player visit http://www.teiresias.muni.cz/hk3.
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