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Our Little Corner of the World: Where Braille and Assistive Technology Meet

By Belinda Rudinger
Tips on using assistive technology with students who are blind or low vision, as well as those with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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Sound Travels: Evaluation, Collaboration, and Development Tools for Individuals who are DeafBlind

By Chris Tabb
A collection of documents on special considerations for Orientation and Mobility (O&M) for students who are deafblind.
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ATIA Funding Resources Guide

By Charlotte Cushman
Resources for funding assistive technology
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VO Lab Game to Teach VoiceOver Gestures

By Charlotte Cushman
iPad app designed for students who are blind or visually impaired to practice VoiceOver gestures
Tactile Skills Matrix

Tactile Skills Matrix

By Charlotte Cushman
Find APH products that can be used to address a range of tactile skills for students who are blind or visually impaired
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Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE)

By Charlotte Cushman
An overview of the Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE)
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Assistive Technology Trainer Guidelines and Procedures

By Charlotte Cushman
Assessment tools, performance objectives and measurements for evaluating students who are blind or visually impaired using a range of assistive tech
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APH Talking Typer App Now Available!

By Charlotte Cushman
Talking Typer App is an accessible typing and computer keyboard tutorial app for students who are blind or visually impaired.
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iOS Device Skills Checklist

By johapatro
iOS Skills checklist for teaching students who are blind or visually impaired
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7 Steps to Creating an Accessible Word Document

By Charlotte Cushman
Follow these steps to make a Word document accessible to people using a screen reader,
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Accessing Using JAWS

By johapatro
Step-by-step guidelines to create an accessible bibliography using an automatic citation tool and a screen reader.
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Functional Literacy Self-Paced Tutorial

By Charlotte Cushman
Online self-paced tutorial on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities
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Braille Easy iOS App for One-Handed Braille Users

By Charlotte Cushman
Free iOS app to produce braille with one hand.
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A Curriculum for Multi-Sensory-Impaired Children

By Charlotte Cushman
Free curriculum for learners with multi-sensory impairment (deafblind) with multiple disabilities
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12 Apps for Learners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

By Charlotte Cushman
Wondering which apps are best for people who are blind or partially sighted? This annotated list is a good place to start!
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Smiley Sight Words App

By Marsha Bork
Smiley Sight Words is an accessible app that teaches high-frequency sight words to your child, including those who are blind or who have low vision.
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Donut Forget Your Valentines

By Sensory Sun
Print and braille valentines to celebrate Valentine's Day!
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AccessWorld App from AFB

By Charlotte Cushman
Official app for AFB's AccessWorld, which is an online magazine dedicated to technology and people with vision loss.
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UEB Practice Sentences

By Charlotte Cushman
UEB Practice Sentences can be used to teach braille students contractions.
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Cortana for Windows 10

By Sharon@TSBVI
An overview of Microsoft's personal assistant for Windows, Cortana, with pros and cons for people with visual impairments