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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.
 Drupal Website Accessibility, Part 1: The problem, and why it matters…

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."
Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE)

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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Harry Potter Theme-Based Learning

Children with visual impairments and other disabilities benefit from concrete experience and a multi-sensory approach to literacy and learning.
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Peanut of Blind Faith Farm

Peanut of Blind Faith Farm is a true story of a blind lamb who overcomes challenges to become a happy member of her flock. Available in braille.
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YouDescribe Audio Description Tool

Anyone anywhere can describe YouTube videos using YouDescribe
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Assistive Technology for Beginning Braille Readers

This power point presentation offers information about using assistive technology with beginning braille readers.
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Vision After Hemispherectomy, TPO Disconnection, and Occipital Lobectomy: An Introductory Guide

This guide summarizes the various visual impairments a child will have after hemispherectomy, TPO disconnection, and occipital lobectomy
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What I Used Today: PDF Scanner App by FineScanner

This review of the PDF Scanner App tells how it can be an effective tool for TVIs (teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired)
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Webinar: Low Vision Solutions for Computer (web-based) Tasks

Explore options for computer access for users with low vision as they continue to increase in the digital age
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Using iPads to Increase Access for Students with Low Vision

Explore ways in which the iPad can contribute to the accessibility of information in classrooms for students with low vision, grades 3-12.
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Multi-Sensory Approach to Literacy: Video Presentation

This series of video clips presents the importance of a multi-sensory approach to literacy for children who are blind or with multiple disabilities.
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Important Dates for Vision Awareness

The calendar holds many dates for vision awareness, safety, and prevention, as well as events related to braille.
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Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader is an accessible reading tool with text-to-speech
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Assessment of Braille Literacy Skills: UEB and EBAE

Assessment of braille literacy skills now available in UEB
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Modify on the Fly for CVI

Resources for teachers and families modifying materials for learners with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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Ducking into UEB

Instructional program for teaching UEB (Unified English Braille)

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