UNC Conference on Braille Research Attracts International Attention

A conference in Denver this month focusing on the unique challenges of conducting research using Braille has attracted presenters from as far away as Iceland, Great Britain, New Zealand, India and Denmark.

The fifth Research Summit in Low-Incidence Disabilities, sponsored by the University of Northern Colorado's National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities, will be June 10-12 at the Denver Marriott City Center.

Adrienne Asch, director of the Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University in New York City, will give the opening keynote address. Frederick Schroeder, research professor at San Diego State University and former commissioner of the U.S. Rehabilitation Services Administration, wraps up the conference with a keynote addressing implications for policy.

A special performance by the Bad News Bulldog Band from the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind also is scheduled.

The National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities is regarded as the nation's premier resource center for information, training and technical assistance for families and educators of more than 1 million school children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, visually impaired or who have severe disabilities.

For more information, visit http://www.unco.edu/ncssd.