Explore Alternative Media Bootcamp (Virginia Tech) June 21, 2019


The Alternative Media Bootcamp at Virginia Tech will be held this year on Friday, June 21. First hosted in 2017, we’re bringing back this exciting opportunity to learn uncontracted, contracted and Nemeth Braille. We’re also expanding the program to include a second track on accessible educational materials (AEM). It will include up-to-date information on how to create, source or test educational materials for accessibility. Both tracks are appropriate for K-12 and higher ed classroom instructors, disability professionals, and future teachers. Cost is $50 for general admission and $25 for students. Participants will choose from either the Braille track or the AEM track.

Braille Track

Learn to:

  • read and write grade one (uncontracted) Braille
  • write grade two (contracted) Braille with software assistance
  • write elementary Nemeth (for math and science) code Braille

AEM Track

Learn to:

  • leverage the quality indicators for the provision of accessible materials and accessible technologies
  • use free or low-cost educational technologies that improve student access
  • develop accessibility buy-in and implement targeted outreach around accessibility


6/21/2019 8:00 AM - 6/21/2019 4:00 PM


An event rate of $139.00 for single occupancy is available at the event site until June 14th.
The Inn at Virginia Tech
Call 540-231-8000 or 877-200-3360 
Ask for Accessible Media Bootcamp


Christa Miller


Assistive Technology Vision Impairment