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Summer fun with Braille and Braille technology

A young child is sitting beside a Braille technology trainer as they practice how to use a digital device which is read and also has white buttons.
Entry Fee: Free
NCBI Clonbrusk Resource Centre
Clonbrusk Resource Centre, Coosan Road,
Athlone, Co. Westmeath., Ireland
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Start:
August 9 @ 11:00 am
End:
August 10 @ 3:00 pm

Organiser

Leah Doherty
Email:
leah.doherty@ncbi.ie

*You can only RSVP for 5 attendees, please contact the organiser for more information

This is a two-day workshop for young primary school aged children. Aimed at children who are learning Braille and who are moving from using the Perkins Brailler to electronic Braille devices.

  • The workshop on August 9 will run from 11am – 5pm
  • The workshop on August 10 will run from 9am – 3pm

Over the two days the children will:

  • Learn from each other, make new friends and share their own experiences
  • Explore Braille devices and Braille technology through games and activities
  • Engage in activities to further build on their tactile and listening skills
  • Participate in games that enhance their orientation, mobility and problem solving skills.
  • Learn small ways to be more independent at home
  • Participate in indoor sports activities, art/crafts, storytelling and more!

All workshops are subject to availability, please register your interest early to avoid disappointment. You will receive a confirmation of your registration for this event, your place is not guaranteed until you are contacted or receive an email from a member of our staff.

All Children and Young Person’s service events are open to registered service users with NCBI and/or parents or guardians. If you wish to become a registered service user visit www.ncbi.ie or alternatively, please contact leah.doherty@ncbi.ie.