Braille Training Program

Posted by on June 2, 2009

Feds offer $200,000 for Braille training program

The US Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services is offering $200,000 for two awards to establish projects that will provide training in the use of Braille for personnel providing vocational rehabilitation services or educational services to youth and adults who are blind.

Grants must be used for the establishment or continuation of projects that may provide development of Braille training materials; in-service or pre-service training in the use of Braille, the importance of Braille literacy, and methods of teaching Braille to youths and adults who are blind; or activities to promote knowledge and use of Braille and non-visual access technology for blind youth and adults through a program of training, demonstration and evaluation conducted with leadership of experienced blind individuals, including the use of comprehensive, state-of-the-art technology.

For more information, email Theresa DeVaughn at or call 202-245–7321.  For the grant guidance, click here.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 22, 2009.

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