This year in Tauranga we have had a big push on our braille skills and teaching braille literacy.
We have four staff members who have completed the BANZAT Transcribers exam over the October holidays. They have spent a whole week working hard while the rest of the team offered tea, sympathy, biscuits and moral support.
The whole team underwent professional development on supporting our braille learners with literacy from RTV, Cloe Jones, who kindly came in from maternity leave to share her skills and knowledge.
We have been reviewing our braille resources and Reka Nemedi (Resource Production) and our volunteers group have been reproducing our braille readers with the new tactile graphics.