Registration closes September 9, 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Start time: 8:45 a.m.

End time: 2:45 p.m.


$15 for school personnel supporting students who are BVI

$7.50 for college students and adult family members of students who are BVI


The BrailleNote Touch Plus is an intuitive, efficient, and modern device that braille-reading students can use to complete classroom assignments. MDE-LIO is pleased to partner with HumanWare for this workshop, which will introduce the BrailleNote Touch Plus and its benefits for completing math assignments. This device is fully Google-certified, and classroom advantages include access to Google for Education apps, access to apps in the Google Play store, and efficient methods for completing and submitting math content. During the workshop, participants will engage in hands-on activities, discussion, and demonstration.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to use the new KeyCalc application to complete scientific calculations
  • Review and explore context-sensitive help and the context menu
  • Learn how to enter and edit math equations using KeyMath
  • Learn how to share KeyWord documents at least three ways

The morning session will include an in-depth look at how to enter math expressions into KeyWord, and then how to submit this work via email or cloud storage. Participants will also explore the file management system structure as well as creating documents and folders in KeyWord to better organize content. The afternoon session will address participants’ specific concerns and questions, such as setting up email, working with DAISY books, or further exploring what was covered in the morning. A HumanWare product specialist will be available during this time, along with Presenter Peter Tucic.

SCECHs are pending.


Peter Tucic graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago with a B.A. in history. Tucic is currently HumanWare’s brand ambassador of blindness products, which includes supporting teachers and students throughout the US and presenting at state and national conferences. Prior to working for HumanWare, Tucic ran The Chicago Lighthouse’s National Assistive Technology Help Desk, where he worked with individuals from across the country who were Blind/Visually Impaired and needed assistance interacting with both mainstream and blindness-specific assistive technology.

Tucic has presented at the American Council of the Blind and National Federation of the Blind conferences as well as the California State University Northridge (CSUN) and Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conferences. Peter has also been published in Closing the Gap magazine.

Required Technology

This workshop will be conducted online. Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer with a camera, as well as a BrailleNote Touch Plus to use during the workshop. Participants may check with MDE-LIO on availablility of BrailleNote Touch Plus devices to borrow; more information will be provided in the registration confirmation email.


Groups may participate online if each individual completes the registration process (including payment) prior to the registration deadline. Group registrations are not accepted.

Available Credits


Cancellation Policy

Please note: A credit card payment is required to complete your registration and secure your slot for this event. MDE-LIO will issue refunds only for cancellations received no less than three business days prior to the event.

If you have a question or need to cancel, call MDE-LIO at 517-241-7083.

Contact Information

Stacy Guthrie