Braille Monitor                                             December 2014

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Training the Trainers: The NFB Jernigan Institute Sets the Standard

On October 15, 2014, the NFB Jernigan Institute’s Access Technology Team sponsored a two-and-a-half day seminar to train the trainers. Presenters included representatives from Google, Microsoft, and other top-flight technology developers. Participants who wished to enhance their training skills came from rehabilitation agencies, K-12 schools, and colleges and universities. Some were new to technology for the blind, while others were technology experts. All participants received hands-on training, thanks to equipment available through the International Braille and Technology Center and with the generous support of the technology companies whose products were featured in the training sessions.

Microsoft’s Christopher Gallelo presents on Office Online

The Assistive Technology Team’s newest member, Karl Belanger, presents on Windows 8

Google’s Lia Carrari presents on Android
An attendee takes notes as Google’s Roger Benz presents, wearing a t-shirt that had “Google” in Braille on it.

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