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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.
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Teaching Pinch Gesture for iPad

Wondering how to teach a pinch gesture on the iPad? Try this 3D printed device which reveals photos to surprise and motivate students with low vision.
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UEB Practice Sentences - Second Edition (NEW 2019)

UEB Practice Sentences can be used to teach braille students contractions.
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The Counting Method for the Cranmer Abacus

"The Counting Method for the Cranmer Abacus" is a new publication available from TSBVI (Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired).
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Seedlings Makes Reading Affordable with Free and Low-Cost Braille Books for Kids!

Seedlings makes reading affordable with free and low-cost braille books for kids! With the mission of promoting braille literacy, Seedlings Braille Books for Children makes books available to children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind.
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CVI for the TVI: Webinar Series

Find out how you can learn more about CVI (cortical visual impairment) and address the challenges for educators and other professionals in this monthly webinar series.
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Appropriate Prescribing Practices for Optical Device Use in Students with Low Vision

Position Paper from AER (Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired) on Appropriate Prescribing Practices for Optical Device Use in Students with Low Vision
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CommonLit: Free Website with Grade Level Stories

CommonLit is a free website that can be searched using various filters. The stories can then be put into Duxbury to emboss them for braille students.
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dAPDots: Books for Early Braille Readers

dAPDots: Books for Early Braille Readers are designed to print at home with emboss or swell formats. The goal is to promote braille literacy by making braille books more readily available to young readers who are blind or visually impaired.
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Chromebook Basics for Students with Low Vision

Chromebook Basics for Students with Low Vision provides a comprehensive introduction to getting started with Chromebooks with students who have a visual impairment, including accessibility features and settings and tips for students with low vision.
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Messy and Muddy: A Guide to Outdoor Play for Children with Vision Impairment

RNIB shares a wonderful guide to outdoor play for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Format Your Word Documents with JAWS and NVDA

Learn how to format your Word documents with JAWS and NVDA! This guide is helpful for students, as well as adults.
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A Bill of Rights for All Children with Visual Impairment and Their Families

A Bill of Rights for All Children with Visual Impairment and their Families was created by COSB and AER.
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Ballyland Code 3 Pick Up: Inclusive Learn-to-Code App for iPad

Ballyland Code 3 Pick Up is an inclusive Learn-to-Code App for iPad that introduces young students to Coding and Computational thinking on an iPad, including those who are blind or visually impaired.
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Nemeth Online Tutorial from TSBVI

A free online tutorial on the Nemeth Code is now available from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). Nemeth Code is used for braille math and science notations.
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Podcasts from Perkins

Perkins eLearning has launched a series of podcasts, which are now available free online. Topics include CVI, Active Learning and parenting a child with multiple disabilities.
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The Oregon Project for Preschool Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

The Oregon Project for Preschool Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
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Assistive Technology and Self-Determination

These lessons focus on Assistive Technology and Self-Determination for students who are blind or visually impaired.
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ECC Infused Skills Assessment: Google Forms

These Google forms can be used to assess students with multiple disabilities in collaboration with the full team.
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IRS Tax Forms Available in Braille and Text Format

IRS tax forms and instructions are available in accessible formats in text and braille ready file formats.

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