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Mother's Day Card with photo of Kara and her mother

Kara’s turning point in learning Braille

By Charlotte Cushman
Close up view of a refreshable braille display

Transforming Braille

By Charlotte Cushman
QWERTY keyboard

Join the Touch Typing Club!

By Charlotte Cushman
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

By Charlotte Cushman
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Health Literacy Out Loud

By Charlotte Cushman
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

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

By Charlotte Cushman
Best practices and guidelines for describing visual media for people who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind
Girl uses braille writer

Braille Creative Writing Contest

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

Digitizing ADA History

By Charlotte Cushman
The National Archives features newly digitized documents about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
child using TacTiles

National Braille Press Launches a Blog

By Charlotte Cushman
Announcement of new blog from National Braille Press
A young girl examines a textured ball.

Integrating Print and Braille: A Recipe for Literacy

By Charlotte Cushman
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.
A young girl examines a tactile calendar with her teacher

Tangible Symbols Webcast

By Charlotte Cushman
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

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

By Charlotte Cushman
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

By Charlotte Cushman
Blind Bargains is a website that offers information about products and news that is of interest to people who are blind or visually impaired.
Young boy with low vision uses a Mountabatten brailler

Early Learning Access Technology Framework

By Charlotte Cushman
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.
A photograph of the outside of Louis Braille's home in Coupvray, France

New Issue of DOTS for Braille Literacy (Fall, 2012) now available

By Charlotte Cushman
Announcement of the most recent issue of DOTS for Braille Literacy
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Assistive Technology in Action (video)

By Charlotte Cushman
Video of young boy with visual impairment using Mountbatten brailler and other assistive technology.
Image of a boy reading braille next to a bird

Enfant Aveugle

By Charlotte Cushman
This French website is designed for parents of children who are blind or visually impaired.
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SpellGate

By Charlotte Cushman
SpellGate is a free app to teach beginning spelling and it is totally accessible.

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