Blumberg Center for
Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education

promoting achievement for students with sensory loss (PASS)

Blind, low Vision, or deafblind

conferences and workshops


UEB Ready?
Introduction to unified English braille

Presenters:  IERC Staff, PASS Project Staff, & PATINS staff

Trainings will take place in November at each of the PATINS regional sites. The training schedule is below:

November 5, 2014 – Northeast*
November 6, 2014 – Northwest
November 12, 2014 – Southwest
November 13, 2014 – Southeast
November 14, 2014 – Central

An additional training, available to ISBVI staff only, will be offered at ISBVI on October 30.

Check-In 8:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Training: 9:00AM - 3:30 PM

UEB Ready? Introduction to Unified English Braille will be both informational and experiential. A comparison of English Braille American Edition (EBAE) and UEB will be provided. Teachers and staff will participate in a variety of exercises specific to UEB. This introduction is intended to educate and prepare teachers of students who are blind/low vision and paraprofessionals in order to facilitate a smooth transition to the new code.

For more details and registration information, download the flier.


Please submit all registration forms for UEB Ready? Introductions to Unified English Braille to the PASS Project using one of methods below:

*Please note the change in location for the Northeast Regional Training on November 5, 2014. Rather than the Northeast PATINS Regional Site, the training will take place at Heartland Career Center, 79 South County Road 200 West, Wabash, IN 46992. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Bonnie Bunch.

Fill Your Toolbox:
Technology Options to Support
Children with Deaf-Blindness in the Classroom

Presenter: Wendy Buckley
September 23 & 24, 2014
Check-In: 8:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Training: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

6036 Lakeside Blvd., Bldg. A
Indianapolis, IN

This is a two-day, hands-on workshop designed to provide educators with the necessary knowledge and skills to use computer/iPad technologies in activities that support children who are deaf-blind and/or have multiple disabilities to be successful in the classroom. 

For more details and registration information, download the flier.