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Easy-Easier Posting Box

A tool promote self-esteem and self-determination, by encouraging learners to identify tasks that they would like to find easier.
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Getting Started with Bookshare

Overview of the Do-It-Yourself training available on Bookshare

Improving Listening and Learning in Your Classroom

Tips to promote listening in the classroom.

Audio-Assisted Reading Access For Students With Print Disabilities

Audio-assisted reading allows students with print disabilities to focus on comprehension.
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Using Bookshare to Develop Reading Skills

Case studies of two children who benefit from the digital books available through Bookshare
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Load2Learn enables learners in the UK who cannot read standard print, including those with dyslexia and who are blind or visually impaired, to download documents and images for free.
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Bookshare 101 Webinar - April 2013

Announcement of webinar on Bookshare
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Recordable Storybooks

These recordable storybooks are helpful to young children who are blind or visually impaired or those with multiple disabilities. They are good literacy tools for young kids who benefit from auditory strategies when reading.
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Transforming Braille

Learn about this project which seeks to bring an affordable tactile eBook experience to braille readers through the reduction of cost of braille displays.
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Description Key

Best practices and guidelines for describing visual media for people who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind
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Accessible Periodic Table

This page includes information about an accessible periodic table, as well as links to Audio Embossed materials.
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Quick Reference Guide for Voiceover on iOS

This quick reference guide defines gestures, keyboard commands, and refreshable braille commands for voiceover on iOS.
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Online library of digital books for people with print disabilities, including blindness and visual impairment
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Appsolutely Engaging and Educational: Introduction to iPad Apps for Kids with Special Needs

Webinar with strategies, tips and techniques to begin using an iPad with children who are visually impaired with additional disabilities, including those with CVI.
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Blind Cool Tech

Blind Cool Tech is a podcast designed for people who are blind or visually impaired, although the content is often of general interest as well.
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Learning Ally Link: Human-Read Audiobook Reader

The Learning Ally app is available for multiple platforms, including iOS and Google.
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Storynory: Free Audio Stories

This website has free audio stories available for download.
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Listening to Learn: Audiobooks Supporting Literacy

Discussion of some of the ways in which audio books support literacy and learning
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Speaking and Listening

Speaking and listening, including the development of oral language skills, are an important part of literacy for all children.
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SEDL Reading Assessment Database

Searchable database of early reading assessment tools