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BANA headline Final Release of Braille Formats, 2016, from BANA Nov 20, 2017 The 2016 revision of Braille Formats Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription is now available... more
Orbit Reader 20 Orbit Reader 20 Nov 14, 2017 The Orbit Reader 20 is being hailed as "a low-cost breakthrough in a refreshable braille device".  ... more
Image of brain and person using a tablet computer Seeking Participants for Research Study on Link Between Visual Function and Brain "Wiring" in CVI Nov 13, 2017 Dr. Lotfi B. Merabet, O.D., Ph.D, MPH and the Laboratory for Visual Neuroplasticity at... more
A young boy uses a SMART Brailler as his teacher looks on. SMART Brailler Updates Nov 02, 2017 The SMART Brailler is an updated Perkins Brailler that displays, vocalizes, and produces braille... more
Lions Club International Logo Essay Contest for Students with Visual Impairments Oct 28, 2017 Lions Club International is hosting an essay contest, which is open to students who are visually... more
Braille Blaster logo Braille Blaster Oct 24, 2017 BrailleBlaster™ is a braille transcription program developed by the American Printing House for... more
Screenshot of NASA internship NASA Is Looking for Summer Interns Oct 17, 2017 NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology... more
Look logo from CVI Scotland Look: A Free Interactive Reading Tool by CVI Scotland Oct 06, 2017 CVI Scotland has created "Look", which is a new free interactive reading tool for children with... more
A girl holds up her tactile art Free Tactile Art Kit! Oct 01, 2017 The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is offering free of charge, a tactile art... more
AER 2018 Conference Submission Call for Proposals for AER 2018 Sep 21, 2017 Share, Teach & Inform: Be a Conference Presenter!  When: July 25-29, 2018 Where: Peppermill... more
Survey on The Use and Accessibility of Touch-Screen Devices Among Individuals with Visual Impairment Participants with Visual Impairments Needed for Survey on Smartphone and Tablet Usage! Sep 17, 2017 Individuals who are blind or who have low vision are invited to participate in a new, international... more
Color star Seeking Consumers to Review a New Color Identifier Sep 10, 2017 APH is seeking consumers to review a new color identifier! The Color-Star is CareTec's newest... more
Blue ReadBooks! bag with contents displayed next to it Free Braille Books from NBP! Aug 30, 2017 Get the new school year off to a great start with these free braille books from National Braille... more
x over y Seeking Field Evaluators for Practice2Master Fractions Aug 28, 2017 Dear Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments: APH is seeking field evaluators for... more
Eclipse soundscapes Eclipse Soundscapes Aug 14, 2017 Eclipse Soundscapes is a project that delivers a multisensory experience of the 2017 solar eclipse... more
Solar eclipse Audio Description to Allow the Blind To “See” the Total Eclipse Aug 11, 2017 WASHINGTON, August 10, 2017 — The Audio Description Project, an initiative of the American Council... more
NBP Poetry contest Braille Poetry Contest Aug 04, 2017 National Braille Press has announced their first Poetry Contest! THEME: The Five Senses  ... more
Teacher providing individual instruction Share Your Comments about Education Jul 28, 2017 You may think that your opinion doesn't count, but in fact this is the time to send in comments you... more
Eclipse glasses Glasses for the Solar Eclipse Jul 25, 2017 As most of you know the solar eclipse is coming up on August 21, taking a path across the U.S.... more
Screenshot of AFB's press release Described TV and Accessible Higher Ed Materials Gaining Ground Jul 13, 2017 Two updates are worth noting this week for advocates of people with visual impairments. Described... more
A mother signs with her son Paths to Literacy Blogger Featured in Perkins Magazine Jul 10, 2017 Parent blogger Sandy Kenrick is featured in a recent issue of the Perkins Perspective magazine.  ... more
Braille School logo brailleSCHOOL Starts This Fall! Jun 28, 2017 brailleSCHOOL is an interactive, 10-week virtual program where parents will learn everything you... more
Embossed Rubik's Cube Embossed Rubik's Cube Available to Borrow for FREE! Jun 22, 2017 Schools and youth organizations can borrow special Rubik’s Touch Cubes with embossed designs and... more
ICEB logo Survey on Quotation Marks & Apostrophes in UEB Jun 14, 2017 The UEB Code Maintenance Committee is seeking opinions on a possible change to the representation... more
OSEP logo OSEP Addresses Special Education Eligibility for Students with Visual Impairments Jun 05, 2017 OSEP (The Office of Special Education Programs of the United States Department of Education) has... more
Cover of Tigers at Twilight New Braille Books from Seedlings! May 24, 2017 Seedlings Braille Books for Children announces three new all-braille books for independent readers... more
NIU logo Survey on COMS and Braille May 19, 2017 Dear Colleagues, William Mefford Penrod, Nora Griffin-Shirley, Kevin Hollinger, and Ximena Burgin... more
Seeing with your tongue Sensory Substitution: Seeing with Your Tongue May 12, 2017 An article in this week's New Yorker magazine called "Seeing with Your Tongue" by Nicola Twilley... more
Memor-i logo Create Your Own Electronic Game: Memor-i Studio May 06, 2017 Imagine if anyone could easily create educational electronic games. Imagine now that these were... more
US Supreme Court Building The Benefits of the New Supreme Court Decision for Students with IEPs May 01, 2017 You may have heard about the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the recent Endrew F. v. Douglas... more