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This a live webinar that extolls the virtues of Tactile Maps Automated Production (TMAP), a project promoting independent travel and tactile map literacy for blind people, that has timely applications for Orientation & Mobility (O&M) instruction in a time of distance learning.
The presenters are:
- Greg Kehret, Director, Media and Accessible Design Lab, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Jennifer Huey, Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Sarah McIntyre, Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Steve Lowry, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment, Washington State School for the Blind
Participants will gain an understanding of how to use the TMAP app to generate braille and tactile street maps of any address, and how to supplement Orientation & Mobility instruction using TMAP effectively. We'll briefly describe the history and development of TMAP software; teach the steps to create a TMAP street map; identify implications for use of TMAP in O&M instruction, including route preview, environmental literacy, and special awareness; and identify strategies to teach map-reading readiness skills.
Primary Core or ECC Areas are Orientation & Mobility, but we will also touch on Compensatory Skills (i.e., skills necessary for accessing the core curriculum including concept development; communication modes; organization and study skills; access to print materials; and the use of braille, tactile graphics, and tactile symbols).
ACVREP: CEUs are only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect CEUs, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and send these, along with your first and last name, to firstname.lastname@example.org and a certificate will be emailed to you the following week.