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Braille stickers from Rice Krispies

Using Braille Stickers to Create Cards

These braille stickers from Kellogg's Rice Crispies can be used to create cards for friends, family or clients who are blind or visually impaired.
Teacher's computer is the source that connects to the classroom projector and student's tablet.

VNC Connect for Mirroring Direct to Student Tablet

Step-by-step instructions showing how to set up VNC Connect so that students with visual impairment can access on their tablets content that is being projected in the classroom.
Hands reading braille book

Considerations for States Providing Materials in Braille

Considerations for States Providing Materials in Braille is a brief designed to to provide information on, and recommendations for, appropriate braille materials for students.
A young girl walks with a white cane

White Cane Safety Day 2019

White Cane Safety Day (also known as White Cane Awareness Day) is observed every year on October 15th.
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Ballyland Mágico: Spanish Version of App

Ballyland Magico is a Spanish app that is designed to help children who are blind or visually impaired learn and practice a number of touch gestures for VoiceOver on an iPhone or iPad (iOS device).
A young boy walks in a school corridor using his cane

Orientation and Mobility 101

This self-paced video training module is designed to give teachers an overview of Orientation and Mobility for students who are blind or low vision.
A girl using an iPad to do a math problem

How Can I Support the Student Who Is Using Technology?

How Can I Support the Student who is Using Technology? is a self-paced video training module to introduce you to some of the assistive technology that your student with vision impairment may be using.
A boy looking at materials while his teacher points

What Is My Role in Adapting Materials?

This self-paced training module is designed to help you to understand your role in adapting materials for students who are blind or visually impaired.
A girl reads braille next to her paraprofessional

You and Your Student's Paraprofessional Working Together

You and Your Student's Paraprofessional Working Together is a self-paced training module designed to help you work with your student's teaching assistant to support, rather than impede them.
Student writing with a braille notetaker

How Do Students Write Using Braille?

How Do Students Write Using Braille? is a self-paced training module designed to help teachers understand how students can produce braille.
A girl reading a braille book

What is Braille and How Do Students Read It?

What is Braille and How Do Students Read It? is a self-paced module designed to help teachers understand that braille is a code.
A boy uses a white board and a computer screen

How Do I Support the Print Reader in My Classroom?

How Do I Support the Print Reader in My Classroom? is a self-paced video module designed to give you information on how students with low vision can access print.
Student using long white cane with O & M specialist

Who's on My Student's Educational Team?

Who's on My Student's Educational Team? is a self-paced teacher training module designed to help team members understand who is involved with students with visual impairments.
A girl uses a yellow highlighter

Functional Vision Assessment 101

Functional Vision Assessment 101 is a self-paced teacher training module to help you understand how your student uses his or her vision in various environments.
Blurred image simulating what someone with 20/400 sees

Understanding the Numbers Behind a Student's Visual Impairment and the Use of Functional Vision

Understanding the Numbers Behind a Student's Visual Impairment and the Use of Functional Vision is a self-paced training module designed to teach the meaning of visual acuity and field measurements.
A young girl glues feathers onto a page.

How Do You Use Your Vision?

How Do You Use Your Vision? is a self-paced training module designed to help you understand how you use your vision.
A boy with enlarged print on an iPad

Tools to Support You in Having a Student with a Visual Impairment in Your K-6 General Education Classroom

These self-paced training modules are designed for general education teachers who have a student who is blind or visually impaired in their classroom.
A young girl holds up a pan of cupcakes with candles

Parties and Playdates

Parties and Playdates is a free downloadable guide with ideas to promote social inclusion for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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UEB Prep App

UEB Prep is a a free app designed to teach Unified English Braille (UEB) to people who are sighted.
Make Mathematics Easy for Blind Children

Mathematics Made Easy: Instructional Videos

This Mathematics Package for Teachers presents a series of instructional videos for educators and families of students with visual impairment.

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