Oregon Department of Education

Training Resources - Braille Interface of OAKS Online

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Braille Interface Training for Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Test Administrators
In addition to Test Administration and Security Training, any individual administering Smarter Balanced or OAKS Online through the Braille interface is required to participate in the ODE-provided Braille Interface Training.

The Braille Interface Training prepares Teachers of the Visually Impaired to set up and administer Smarter Balanced and OAKS Online using the Braille interface and supporting Braille technologies.

For a list of training dates and times by region, please contact Scott McCallum (503-614-1260 or smccallum@nwresd.k12.or.us eMail) or Wayne Oshiro (503-614-1460 or woshiro@nwresd.k12.or.us eMail) at Northwest Regional ESD.

Parent Brochure
ODE has designed this parent brochure to help communicate with parents about the new Braille interface available for students who use Braille. The brochure is available in both color and black-and-white format.

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