Hi, Forwarding the following message from Ike. It unfortunaly bounced- I think this was due to the attatched application. You will need to contact Ike for that. Regards, Lisa Hi All, I have posted this workshop announcement on a couple of other lists and forgot to post it here. The deadline for applications is Friday so you can complete the attached application electronically and then e-mail it back. However, I will need you to print it out including your Social Security #, sign it, have your supervisor sign it, and then send us the hard copy via snail mail. Sorry I forgot to post it on this list before now. If you have any questions you can e-mail or phone me, Ike Presley, at 404-525-2303. If I'm not available you can ask for Barb Gallman and she'll be happy to help you. Hope to see some of you in Indiana next month. (The application is attached as a Word document. If you have any difficulty opening the attached file, please e-mail me and I can send it in a different format.) American Foundation for the Blind National Literacy Center presents Techniques for Creating and Instructing with Tactile Graphics February 10-12, 2005 Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana Presenters Lucia Hasty, Chair, BANA Tactile Graphics Technical Committee, and Ike Presley, National Program Associate, AFB National Literacy Center. Do you want to know about the latest trends and techniques for producing tactile graphics? Would you like to share your knowledge with others? The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) National Literacy Center is sponsoring a two-and-a-half day workshop entitled, "Techniques for Creating and Instructing with Tactile Graphics." This workshop is designed for teachers of adults or youths who are blind or visually impaired, braille transcribers, and other service providers producing tactile graphics. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Participants will have the opportunity to learn strategies for determining the form and content of a tactile graphic and gain hands-on experience with various methods of producing tactile graphics including collage/foil, capsule paper, computer generated files and various combinations of these methods. Additional demonstrations and resources will be provided with special emphasis on determining when and if a tactile graphic should be used, and which methods are best for specific types of graphically represented information. Participants will receive an instructional guide and a copy of Polly Edman's book, Tactile Graphics. There is no charge for the workshop. Participants are eligible for a $500 stipend-part at completion of the workshop and the rest after the follow-up training. The follow-up assignment requires each participant to conduct a 2-3 hour training with at least five service providers, covering some of the techniques and strategies from the workshop. (Proof of completion of the follow-up activity will include an outline of instruction with objectives, a list of trainees, and assessment of outcomes.) Applications for the workshop must be received by Friday, January 7, 2005. Accepted applicants will be notified during the week of January 10, 2005. If you can not open the attached file and would like to request an application please contact; Shirley Landrum, American Foundation for the Blind, National Literacy Center, at slandrum@xxxxxxx, or 404-525-2303. It is imperative that you include your social security number and your signature when filling out the application. Your supervisor must also sign the application, indicating that he or she will support you in conducting the follow-up training. You may return the application via e-mail or fax, but you must also send in the hard copy so we will have the signatures. If you have any questions about the workshop content, contact Ike Presley at presley@xxxxxxx Ike Presley American Foundation for the Blind National Literacy Center 100 Peachtree St., Suite 620 Atlanta, GA 30303 404-525-2303 FAX: 404-659-6957 Please visit our website: www.afb.org The American Foundation for the Blind -- the organization to which Helen Keller devoted over 40 years of her life -- is a national nonprofit whose mission is to eliminate the inequities faced by the 10 million Americans who are blind or visually impaired.