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Accessible Tests Resource Center

Accessible Tests Resource Center

Information and resources on accessibility of testing for students who are blind or visually impaired
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RNIB Insight Articles on Unified English Braille

Ideas to promote braille literacy through fun and creative teaching ideas to implement UEB (Unified English Braille)
Front page of "Kite Flying" book; shows a kite made out of foam and the kite strings made out of pipe cleaners

Seasonal Tactile Book Ideas

These braille books with tactile illustrations can be used with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, for seasonal themes and holidays.

I-M-ABLE: Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education

I-M-ABLE approach to teaching braille to students who have difficulty learning
Animal book review

Braille Books from DK

Review of DK Braille Book Series for young readers who are blind or visually impaired
Kristie Smith holding "Not Far From Home"

Building on Patterns Videos with Kristie Smith

Videos about the Building on Patterns series for teaching beginning braille literacy to young children who are blind or visually impaired
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ClearVision Lending Library

Lending library in the United Kingdom, with braille and tactile books for children
Accessible equation editor video screenshot

Accessible Equation Editor

The Accessible Equation Editor is a program that allows users who are blind or visually impaired to create math expressions within a web page.
Teacher with braille student

Articulating the Need for Daily Consultation Time for Braille Students

TVIs need to be able to articulate in the IEP what services they provide and why their services are needed.
Girl reading braille

BRL2 Publishing: New UEB Materials

Materials promoting UEB and braille literacy
My Fuzzy Valentine cover

Touch and Feel Valentine's Day Book

This touch and feel Valentine's Day book was modified by adding textured hearts and the word "heart' in braille.
Louis Braille portrait

Ideas for Celebrating Louis Braille's Birthday

This song and timeline are a great way to celebrate the life of Louis Braille!
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Describing UEB

Series of audio recordings telling about the changes from Standard English Braille to Unified English Braille (UEB)
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From Printed Material to Brailled Material…

Guidelines to transfer print materials into braille format
Thank you and good-bye

A Farewell Song to 9 EBAE Contractions

Teach your braille students which contractions will be eliminated from EBAE in the transition to UEB with audio and brf files.
Carlton Walker

UEB Math vs. Nemeth

This article explores the issue of UEB Math and Nemeth and the challenges in the lack of standardization in textbooks in the United States.
Boy writing on a Smart Brailler

Guidelines for Teaching Writing to Braille Students

Guidelines to help braille students develop writing skills
Screenshot of Nemeth Lessons

Nemeth Lessons and Handouts

Resources for Nemeth code, which is the braille code for Math and Science
Screenshot of Brain Plasticity - 13 mos reading 115 wpm on grade level

Standards for Braille Reading Speed

Information about standards for braille reading speeds
Cover of Fourth Grade Rats

Fourth Grade Rats in Braille

Fourth Grade Rats is now available in braille