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Keeping Up with GLOBE’s DEI Blogs? Read New Blog “World Braille Day: Celebrating with GLOBE Observer Tactile Activity”

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Check out the most recent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) blog, “World Braille Day: Celebrating with GLOBE Observer Tactile Activity,” written by Rosalba Giarratano.

For many of us within the GLOBE community, this is a joyful season with many celebrations around us. I was lucky to have the opportunity to share about holiday traditions with members from the GLOBE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group a few days ago. Not only was it interesting to learn about how my colleagues celebrate different holidays, but it was also exciting to find about common traditions among physically distant countries,” Rosalba said in the blog.

“Reflecting on diverse celebrations around this time, prompted me to share about a special day that is taking place in less than a month: World Braille Day is celebrated on January 4; therefore, now it’s the perfect time to do some research about where and how we may be to join this observance.”

In the blog, Rosalba suggests that a way to celebrate World Braille Day would be to try a GLOBE tactile activity through The GLOBE Program’s app, GLOBE Observer, and the “Touching the Clouds Activity Guide.”

“Through this activity, “Rosalba said, “students use simple materials such as cotton balls and small pieces of fabric to create their GLOBE tactile cloud identification chart. I had the privilege to try this activity with students at The New York Institute for Special Education and it was a lot of fun! With the GLOBE Clouds Challenge 2022 also coming up, what better way to get ready to identify clouds, while also learning about Braille? Tactile activities may help many students, whether they are visually impaired or sighted. Having multiple ways to access knowledge can help us all.”

To read the entire blog, click here.

To learn more about the activity guide, click here.



News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office


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