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CVI Online Resources from Perkins eLearning

Perkins eLearning offers a number of videos, webinars, and online classes on the topic of cortical visual impairment (CVI).
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Emma Bear's Day: Book for Children with CVI

This picture book with black backgrounds and strong contrast was created by the mother of a child with CVI (cortical visual impairment)
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Ballyland Stay Still, Squeaky! App for Beginning iPad Users

This app for beginning iPad users who are blind or visually impaired is designed to teach basic iPad skills through cause and effect, while the Bonus Game builds spatial awareness on the screen.
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Data Disability Portal

The Disability Data Portal provides a snapshot of the data globally available on people with disabilities in 40 countries.
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UEB Practice Sentences

UEB Practice Sentences can be used to teach braille students contractions.
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Understanding Learning Challenges for Children and Young People with Multi- Sensory Impairments

Recording of multi-sensory impairment seminar held in Melbourne, Australia, May 28, 2018, focusing on CHARGE Syndrome, with presentations by Prof. Tim Hartshorne, Prof. Nancy Hartshorne & David Brown
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The Bridge School: Cortical Visual Impairment

CVI: Bridge School
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Intro to Assistive Technology Video

This 5-minute video presents a brief overview of assistive technology for students with disabilities, including a definition, as well as what is included in the term and specific examples.
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Tactile Graph Paper Files

Download your own tactile graph paper files from Duxbury.
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O & M Goal Bank with Data Sheets

The O & M Goal Bank with Data Sheets is designed to be a resource for Orientation and Mobility instructors to create appropriate goals for students, including those with multiple disabilities.
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Braille and Audio Classical Guitar Lessons

An interactive curriculum of free braille and audio classical guitar lessons for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Includes links to braille music and audio files.
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Practice2Master Fractions App

This new app from APH is designed to help students who are blind or visually impaired to become proficient in fraction calculations.
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Typio Accessible Typing Tutor

Typio is an accessible typing program designed specifically for students with visual impairments. It has many options for customization, e.g. print size, auditory choices, colors, contrasts.
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READY Tool: Readiness Evaluation of Transition to Adulthood for Deaf-Blind Youth

A free online resource designed to help teams working with children and youth who are deafblind to identify best practices for the transition from school to adult life.
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Summer Homework for Beginning Braille Students

Braille homework practice helps young readers with visual impairments to maintain their skills during summer vacation.
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Website Accessibility, Part 1: The problem, and why it matters…

"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
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Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE)

Overview of the Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE), which is designed to help determine the impact of a potential hearing loss
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Experiencing Art Non-Visually

Podcast about how art can be experienced and enjoyed by individuals who are blind or visually impaired
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What I Used Today: 3D Printer & Thingiverse

A TVI shares tips on using 3D printing and Thingiverse to represent concepts in an accessible format for students who are blind or visually impaired.
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CVI Literacy Awareness Month

This April is the first ever CVI Literacy Awareness Month! Learn about how cortical visual impairment impacts literacy instruction & skill development

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