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Visual Fields with Luisa Mayer

This webcast on visual fields of children who are visually impaired with multiple disabilities offers strategies for assessment and discusses the developmental implications of a field loss.
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The Black Book of Colors

Embossed drawings in this tactile children's picture book help sighted children to learn about the world of child who are blind.
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Art for our students who are visually impaired

There are many ways in which art activities overlap with the development of literacy skills, including increasing fine motor and tactile abilities, talking & writing about what one has created, working with others, communicating ideas, and more!
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Goodnight Moon to Touch

Goodnight Moon to Touch now has tactile graphics, enabling young children who are blind to enjoy this book along with their sighted peers.
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Kara’s turning point in learning Braille

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Transforming Braille

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Join the Touch Typing Club!

This website is for students with visual impairments who want to be fast touch typists and use a computer without using a mouse.
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Eyes on Success

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Health Literacy Out Loud

Health literacy for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or deafblindness.
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Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

Website with ideas and resources for teaching students with visual impairments
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Description Key

Best practices and guidelines for describing visual media for people who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind
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Braille Creative Writing Contest

Announcement of creative writing contest in braille
Braille letter to President Eisenhower

Digitizing ADA History

The National Archives features newly digitized documents about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
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National Braille Press Launches a Blog

Announcement of new blog from National Braille Press
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Integrating Print and Braille: A Recipe for Literacy

This book from NFB offers practical strategies and an instructional framework for teaching dual media learners, or students with low vision who use both print and braille as literacy media.
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Tangible Symbols Webcast

This webcast about Tangible Symbols provides an overview of using objects, partial objects, and other symbols with children who are blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities or deafblindness.
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"I Can Connect!" : The New National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

Overview of the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
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Flying Blind: Empowerment Through Technology

Flying Blind is a resource for adaptive technologies for people who are blind or visually impaired.
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Blind Bargains: Deals & News for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Blind Bargains is a website that offers information about products and news that is of interest to people who are blind or visually impaired.
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Early Learning Access Technology Framework

The Early Learning Access Technology Framework document is a guide for families and educators to introduce technology to children who are blind or have significant visual impairment.