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Building an Early Tactile Foundation for Graphics Understanding

Access Academy logo. A cropped photo shows the Monarch device. Text reads: 10/24/2023 3:00-4:00 PM (ET) ACVREP Credits Building an Early Tactile Foundation for Graphics Understanding. Leanne Grillot, Alicia Wolfe


October 24, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST


This webinar is part 1 of Tactile Graphics Literacy for Students with Visual Impairments: 4 Part Series. Join this webinar to discover how instruction in concept and tactile skills contributes to the development of braille and graphics literacy skills for students with visual impairments.


  • Leanne Grillot; Senior Director of Outreach Services, APH
  • Alicia Wolfe; Outreach Specialist; Southeast Region, APH

Primary Core or ECC Area

Compensatory Access

Target Audience

Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Early intervention teacher, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Paraprofessional, Parent, Vision Rehabilitation Specialist/Therapist/Teacher

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to define braille literacy, tactile literacy, and tactile graphics literacy for students with visual impairments.
  2. Participants will understand the application and foundational relationship between building tactile literacy skills and developing braille readiness.
  3. Given background knowledge emphasizing the importance of building tactile literacy and tactile graphics literacy, participants will apply learned knowledge and connect it to teaching methods and concept development.

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