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Getting In Touch With Literacy

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November 29, 2023 - December 2, 2023


St. Pete Beach, FL


GITWL 2023 brings together the most current thinking on all options of literacy for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, including print, braille, auditory, tactile graphics comprehension, and the use of technology.


Navigation and Dynamic Content in a New eBRF – Willow Freeman

Introducing the Monarch: Braille Dots Serving 21st Century Needs – Greg Stilson

A Deep Dive into the Literacy Resources from APH Press – Heather Spence

Unlocking the Foundations of Literacy for Students with Visual Impairments – Amy Campbell

Braille Brain: A Training Program for Educators and Family Members Who Want to Learn Braille – Willow Freeman

Creating Early Literacy Opportunities Using Universally Designed APH Products – Stephanie Walker and Leslie Weilbacher

Tapping into TikTok- Using Social Media and Online Resources to Build Home-School Partnerships to Support Literacy Development – Melisa Matthews, Jennifer Jesso, Colton McClaflin, Daphne Hitchcock, and Adam Winton

Sound Sliders and Student Storybooks: Motivating Young Children to Learn Braille Using Creative Phonics Activities and Meaningful Text – BOP Team

Art Smart: Adding Tactile Experience to Literacy – Karen Poppe

Exhibit Hours

Wednesday, November 29th 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Thursday, November 30th 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 1st 9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

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