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TMAP: Building Environmental Literacy at a Distance

July 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Description: Join members of the LightHouse in San Francisco, CA and Washington State School for the Blind for a live webinar, supported by PowerPoint presentation, that extols the virtues of Tactile Maps Automated Production (TMAP) – a project promoting independent travel and tactile map literacy for people who are blind, that has applications for O&M instruction in a time of distance learning.

Instructor(s): Greg Kehret, Director, Media and Accessible Design Lab at LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Jennifer Huey, COMS at LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Sarah McIntyre, COMS at LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Steve Lowry, TVI at Washington State School for the Blind

Primary Core or ECC Area: Orientation and Mobility, but we will also touch on Compensatory Skills (Compensatory Skills include 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/Nemeth, tactile graphics, object and/or tactile symbols, …)

Target Audience: COMS, TVI, paraprofessionals, parents

Pre-requisite knowledge: Please feel free to visit this website for more information on TMAP.  https://lighthouse-sf.org/tmap/

Lesson Plan Goal: Participants will gain an understanding of how to use the TMAP app to generate braille and tactile street maps of any address, and supplement Orientation and Mobility instruction using TMAP effectively.

Learning Objectives: The participant with examine the history and development of TMAP software; The participant will review the 6 steps to create a TMAP street map; The participant will list 3 uses of TMAP in O&M instruction; The participant will identify at least 3 strategies to teach map-reading readiness skills.

Materials Needed: No

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 outreach@aph.org and a certificate will be emailed to you the following week.

Zoom: https://aph.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cEbOwFGdSwKRjttiYPsI3g



July 8, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT