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If you’re interested in working more with DeafBlind individuals, want to learn about ProTactile, and/or need CEUs (still attainable for uncertified members of RID) check out this link.

Module 1: The Protactile MovemenT (60 minutes, 0.1 CEUs)

This online module provides a cultural understanding of the evolution of the protactile movement. Jelica Nuccio and aj granda share the four fundamental components of protactile: history, philosophy, attitude, and language. ​​This video narrative combines anecdotal stories and personal experiences that highlight the importance of a DeafBlind person’s autonomy, especially in relation to working with interpreters. This content is meant to provide a basic foundation for future modules that will explore more about the linguistic evolution of this emerging language.

Module 2: The Seven Principles of PTASL (60 MINUTES, 0.1 CEUS)

Through research, testing, and conversation within the community, Jelica Nuccio and aj granda have identified common issues with the use of visual ASL. This online module addresses the seven principles of PTASL and builds upon the content from Module 1: The Protactile Movement.



This online module is an introductory overview to working with members of the DeafBlind community in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) settings. The module addresses the purpose of VR services, the VR experience, the importance of understanding VR-specific vocabulary, ethical issues that may arise in VR settings, and resources for interpreters and other professionals who work with DeafBlind persons.