In October 2019, Dr. Herzberg at the University of South Carolina Upstate, was awarded a five-year grant titled Project INSPIRE: Increasing the STEM Potential of Individuals Who Read Braille. As part of Project INSPIRE's mission will be developing materials for professionals to build their knowledge and skills so they can support braille readers in STEM courses. The first step in this project is data collection regarding the training needs of professionals.
Are you looking for resources to increase your own knowledge of Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts or UEB technical? Do you know other professionals including braillists, university resource center personnel, and rehabilitation professionals looking for these types of resources? Do you work with students in grades 6-12 or college who want to build their skills in Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then help me as I kick off Project INSPIRE: Increasing the STEM Potential of Individuals Who Read Braille.
As a first step in this project, we are collecting data regarding the training needs of professionals. This survey is open to professionals who are responsible for providing braille readers in STEM-related subject braille materials and/or teaching the braille code(s). The survey will close December 6, so don’t delay!
Please follow this survey link to read the consent form and, if you choose, to complete the survey.
Please share this material widely with those who prepare materials and/or deliver instruction for students in STEM subjects.
This study is being conducted through the School of Education at the University of South Carolina Upstate. This research survey has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board-Human Subjects in Research. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please use the contact information below.
Tina Herzberg, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Special Education -- Visual Impairment Program