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Man putting on digital swim cap Digital Cap for Swimmers Who Are Blind Jun 13, 2016 Samsung has created the first swim cap to alert swimmers who are blind or visually impaired to turn... more
braille dots for "brl" and portrait of Louis Braille Should the word "braille" be capitalized? Jun 06, 2016 While this is not exactly "news", it's a question that comes up frequently and many people are... more
fingers using a BLITAB braille tactile tablet Beta Launch of BLITAB May 31, 2016 Many people have been eagerly awaiting the launch of BLITAB, the new tactile tablet for braille... more
Hands holding a thermos with braille on it Touchable Ink Lowers Cost of Braille! May 09, 2016 Researchers at Thammasat University in Thailand have been working with Samsung, who supplied the... more
CATIS logo New Certification for AT Instructional Specialists May 02, 2016 ACVREP has announced a new credential of Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialists (... more
Boy with blindfold exploring tactile materials Summer Braille Academy Apr 25, 2016 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) hosts an academy for Braille Enrichment for Literacy and... more
Roz Rowley Saying Goodbye to Roz Rowley Apr 18, 2016 It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Rosalind “Roz” Rowley on April 14, 2016... more
Paths to Literacy logo with URL Announcing New Format for Weekly Newsletter! Apr 12, 2016 Paths to Literacy is happy to announce that we will now be sending out weekly newsletters to anyone... more
Sc!FY logo Memor-i: An electronic educational game for children who are blind Mar 29, 2016 SciFY is a non-profit organization that uses state of the art information technology to solve... more
Collage of Literacy and Autism World Autism Awareness Day Feb 02, 2016 World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2018.  Check out these strategies for students with Autism... more
A young boy is surrounded by books. Parent Survey Feb 02, 2016 Hello Parents! I am currently working on creating an online course for Perkins School for the Blind... more
Exceptions journal icon Exceptions Journal Seeking Submissions Jan 28, 2016 Exceptions is an art and literary journal for individuals with visual impairments, which is... more
Word block saying Technology Training Needs Survey on Technology Training Needs for Professionals Jan 20, 2016 Dear professionals who work with children and adults with vision loss,   We all know that... more
Child sitting on Santa's lap Braille Letters from Santa! Nov 16, 2015 Every year at Christmas, Santa and the elves at National Federation of the Blind send out letters... more
BANA logo BANA Held UEB Transition Forum & Fall Meeting Approaches Oct 28, 2015 On October 7, 2015, Braille Authority of North America (BANA) held its third UEB Transition Forum... more
Coffee house press logo Coffee House Press Announces Titles Formatted for Screen Readers Oct 21, 2015 Coffee House Press has converted more than 80 of their titles for use with screen readers that... more
Girl with glasses using braillewriter New York State Prepares Students for UEB Oct 18, 2015 Diane LaClair, a teacher for the visually impaired at the New York School for the Blind in... more
Logo for International Literacy Day International Literacy Day 2015 Sep 08, 2015 UNESCO declared September 8 as International Literacy Day in 1965. Since then, schools,... more
Qualtrics logo Pearson is looking for Teachers of the Visually Impaired to participate in a study! Sep 07, 2015 The study is looking at the accessibility and usability of a digital math equation editor that... more
Cover of Animal Shapes Seedlings Offers Books in UEB Aug 06, 2015 Seedlings Braille Books for Children now offers NEW Print-Braille-and-Picture Books in Uncontracted... more
BANA logo Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign Language Material in UEB Jul 21, 2015 BANA (Braille Authority of North America) announces Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign... more
Pearson logo Pearson UX Team Conducting Survey of TVIs Jul 18, 2015 Please consider taking this survey and forwarding to TVIs in your network. Pearson is leading... more
BANA logo BANA Announces Updates to Nemeth Code Jun 23, 2015 The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) has approved seven updates to Nemeth Code, as... more
Shopper using glove to identify cereal boxes Smart Glove Helps with Grocery Shopping Jun 09, 2015 Researchers at Penn State are working on this new Smart Glove to help shoppers who are blind to... more
Mother feeling 3-D print of baby 3D Printing Makes Ultrasound Accessible to Mother Who is Blind Jun 07, 2015 We've all heard about the many advancements now possible thanks to 3-D printing.  We were moved by... more
NFB Writers' Division logo NFB 2015 Creative Writing Contest Jan 22, 2015 The 2015 Youth Writing Contest from NFB (National Foundation of the Blind) is an annual event to... more
Natalie Barraga Goodbye to Natalie Barraga Dec 30, 2014 It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Natalie Barraga.  Born in Texas in... more
Student with tablet Looking for TVIs to Participate in Survey Dec 19, 2014 Dear Colleagues,   Yes, we are re-visiting one of those hot topics again! My name is Ting Siu... more
Katie Cagen Refreshable Braille Gets and Engineer's Touch Nov 21, 2014 Katie Cagen, a student at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, invented a device... more
UNCO logo Study to Determine Needs of Educators of Students Who Are Deafblind Nov 07, 2014 As an educator of students with sensory disabilities, we would like invite you to participate in... more