Tactile Graphics in Education and Careers Symposium

Learn about innovations in the production of tactile graphics (both high-tech and low-tech), the use of tactile graphics in the classroom, how to teach tactile literacy, what constitutes good design, and more.

October 11-12, 2018

National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

$50 (includes lunch both days)


Online registration closed Sunday, October 7, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Agenda and Presentation Materials

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been secured at the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor, located at 301 W. Lombard Street. Rooms may be reserved for October 10 through October 12, 2018 at a rate of $149.00 per night for singles and doubles. This recently updated hotel is convenient to the Inner Harbor and the Jernigan Institute. To make a reservation for a room in this block, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or 410-685-3500. You may also make reservations by using the following: National Federation of the Blind hotel booking link. Please use group code FOB when making reservations. Reservations must be made by 3:00 p.m. EDT, September 28, 2018. The NFB will provide a free morning and evening shuttle between the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor and the Jernigan Institute.


The symposium agenda will be provided in large print and Braille. Presentation materials in accessible electronic format will be linked to this page as soon as presenters provide them to the NFB. Participants who require other accommodations should contact Lou Ann Blake (email) by September 27, 2018.

More Information

Questions about the Tactile Graphics in Education and Careers Symposium should be directed to Lou Ann Blake (email), Deputy Executive Director, Jernigan Institute, National Federation of the Blind.