Presenters: Diane Brauner and Ed Summers
Workshop Registration is by invitation only. To offer this workshop to your team, contact Mary.email@example.com for scheduling and pricing
Credits: 3 or 10 PDP’s, ACVREP’s, Continuing Ed. Hours
3 credits for attendance only
10 credits for attendance with completion of final project
*This course will be taught remotely using Zoom. There will be three hours of in-class instruction. There will also be a pre-reading assignment and an optional final project for additional credits.
Mental maps are an essential skill for independent travel. We have traditionally used tactile maps to help students build mental maps. However, non-visual digital mapping technology is now being adopted by people with visual impairments or blindness. This new technology complements tactile maps. It enables students to build mental maps quickly and independently. It also works very well for classroom instruction.
During this hands-on remote workshop crafted specifically for TVIs, you will learn how to use non-visual digital maps just like your students, how to teach students to use the maps effectively, and how to create customized maps for individual students. You will also learn how to create customized digital maps to fit your student’s current ability level and to meet the goal of a specific lesson. For example, you may create a school map for an elementary school student, create a reference map of academic material, or an historical map.
- Must have a computer which may be a Windows PC or Mac.
- Must have a reliable internet connection.
- Must have a Google account.
- Must install Chrome.
- Must install the free SAS Graphics Accelerator extension for Google Chrome.