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Planning for the Future of Your Child with Special Needs

Resources for families who are planning for the future of a child with special needs, including vocational rehabilitation, legal planning, and financial planning.
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Getting Started with Dolphin Easy Reader App

Dolphin Easy Reader App is a free accessible reading app for downloading digital books for students who are blind or visually impaired. TVI Greg Gerhart says this is a must-have cost-effective app!
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Picture Books Plus

Picture Books Plus is a Dutch publishing company that can adapt picture books to make them accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired with braille and tactile graphics.
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Reading Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments: A Classroom Teacher's Guide

Strategies to promote reading skills with students who are blind or visually impaired
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Using a Dry Eraser to Highlight Braille Dots

Video demonstrating how to use a dry erase eraser to highlight braille dots in an interpoint braille book
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A Sense of Texas Audio Podcast

A Sense of Texas Audio Podcast presents dialogs with families and professionals about services for students who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired.
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Free Braille Books from Xavier Society for the Blind

Xavier Society for the Blind provides braille, audio and large print spiritual and religious materials (mostly Catholic, but not strictly) at no cost.
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Braille Letters from Santa

Braille letters from Santa Claus can be sent to children in many parts of the English-speaking world this Christmas!
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Apps to Support Mobile Literacy

Apps to support mobile literacy for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, through accessing text and accessing environmental print
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Treasure Stop from WPSBC

Treasure Stop shares ideas to adapt materials, games, books and more to encourage skill development in children with visual impairments.
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No Barriers Podcast

No Barriers Podcast with Erik Weihenmayer provides inspiration by sharing journeys of those who have faced barriers in their lives and persevered.
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Novel Effect App Adds Sound Effects

Just in time for Halloween, the free Novel Effect app adds sound effects, music, and character sounds that help to bring "The Littlest Pumpkin" to life for young children who are blind or visually impaired.
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TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC

TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC
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Tutorial for the Focus 14: Writing an Email Message

A parent-created tutorial to send an email message with the Focus 14 refreshable braille display from Freedom Scientific
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Google Keep App: A Tool for Getting Organized

Google Keep is an app that can help you organize and prioritize tasks. This is a great tool for busy itinerant teachers who are always on the go!
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Braille Books with a Character Who Is Blind and/or Deaf for Middle & High School

Are you looking for braille books with a character who is blind and/or deaf for middle & high school students? Check out this list for students with visual impairments or deafblindness!
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Short Stories for Adults Learning Uncontracted UEB

Short Stories for adults learning uncontracted UEB
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Visual Acuity Tool

Visual Acuity Tool to simulate what individuals with macular disease may experience
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Beginning the School Year with Bookshare

Tips and resources to use Bookshare with students who are blind or visually impaired
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Resources from CA School for the Blind: Assistive Tech & Braille Standards

California School for the Blind shares helpful resources to get started with assistive tech Braille Note Takers, Web Navigation with Screen Readers, iOS and apps, and braille standards for math & ELA.

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