University of Edinburgh

Introduction to Braille and Braille Technology

Monday 14 November 2011 (Day 1)

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 10
Number of Respondents: 10

Overall Assessment: 

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?
Lots of practical activities and ideas that I am hoping to use with children on my caseload at present and in the future. Great – thanks!
Use info to take back to line manager and improve what is being done.
Excellent ideas for teaching, both Braille and pre-Braille.
It will be shared and discussed with my other VI colleagues as part of CPD. Ways forward/action points will also be discussed.
The pre-Braille skill activities/games for whole class.
Resource design and practical suggestions can be used this week!
I will share pre-Braille activities with a pupil due to start nursery in January; share with nursery staff and then look at Braille tracking.
Consider strategies I have been told about and use them in direct teaching.
I have learned a number of useful things to help me to support a P3 Braille user. They will be put into practice straight away!
How to start introducing Braille.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5


Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?
'Learning by Doing'! Hands-on opportunity to complete tasks with shades on which gave a different perspective to completing when seen.
Enjoyed the entire day and hearing first-hand from people who have worked with children learning Braille.
Very interactive. Lots of examples of resources!
The practical activities and viewing of resources.
The fact that it was very practical and evidence of how it is working in a mainstream school at the moment.
Hands-on time with resources.
The practical, hands-on activities, small group and openness within this in being able to ask questions.
The session from Falkirk team was most helpful. I also enjoyed seeing resources which would be useful.
The whole day has been very useful and informative. It was a good day – friendly and informal. Thank you.
Very hands-on. Loads of ideas.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
Nothing – great balance of practical, theory and case studies.

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How did you hear about this course?
SSC Courses Brochure. (3)
Course Leaflet Mailshot. (2)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager. (2)
SSC Newsletter. (1)
Colleague. (1)
SSC Website. (1)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
Another eye conditions and educational implications course – unfortunately missed the last one.