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Boy reading braille book while using tactile sign

Story about 7-year-old boy who is deafblind

By Charlotte Cushman
Inspirational story of a boy who is deafblind due to meningitis, but has learned braille and more!
Screenshot of Orientation and Mobility documents on Google Drive

O & M Organizational Documents

By Charlotte Cushman
Organizational documents for Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS, O & M)
EIVI homepage

Early Intervention Visual Impairment Professionals

By Charlotte Cushman
Ideas and resources for early intervention for children who are blind or visually impaired
Kristie Smith and Kerry Isham holding APH Game kits.

Create Educational Games with APH Game Kit

By Charlotte Cushman
Create your own educational games for students who are blind or partially sighted!
Texas Early Learning Pathways

Texas Early Learning Pathways

By Charlotte Cushman
Developmental milestones and related activities for young children birth to five years of age
Location Literacy for O & M

Location Literacy for Orientation & Mobility

By Charlotte Cushman
Resources for Orientation and Mobility (O & M) Instructors (COMS)
Tips to navigate the web efficiently using a screen reader

Navigating the Web with Windows Screen Readers

By Charlotte Cushman
Learn to use a screen reader to navigate the web efficiently if you have a visual impairment or if you are a teacher of students who are blind or low vision.
Maryland UEB Checklists cover sheet

Maryland's Standards for UEB

By Charlotte Cushman
Communication book with picture and tactile symbol for "eat"

Video Stories: Deafblind Families Matter!

By Charlotte Cushman
Video stories showing how to incorporate communication and literacy into the daily routines of young children who are deafblind
CCSS tech skills scope and sequence

Scope and Sequence of Digital Literacy Skills

By Charlotte Cushman
Scope and sequence of recommended digital literacy and technology skills
Cover of Just Enough To Know Better

Just Enough To Know Better, UEB Version

By Charlotte Cushman
Sighted parents, friends, family members can learn enough basic braille to help children learn to read!
UEB Nemeth Guidelines

Guidance for Transcription Using the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts

By Charlotte Cushman
Guidelines for transcribing Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics within the context of UEB (Unified English Braille)
Braille numbers

UEB Technical Materials: RNIB Insight Article 3

By John Chester
Tips on creating technical materials in UEB (Unified English Braille)
Ballyland Magic app

Ballyland Magic App

By Charlotte Cushman
This app is designed for children who are blind or visually impaired to learn and practice touch gestures for VoiceOver, Apple's screen reader.
Comics Empower logo

Accessible Comics for the Blind

By Charlotte Cushman
Accessible comic books for people who are blind or have low vision
Accessible Tests Resource Center

Accessible Tests Resource Center

By Charlotte Cushman
Information and resources on accessibility of testing for students who are blind or visually impaired
EDA play apps

EDA Play Apps

By Charlotte Cushman
EDA Play apps are designed for young children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
iPad Skills Checklist screenshot

iPad Skills Checklist

By Charlotte Cushman
Checklist of iPad skills
fingers reading braille text

RNIB Insight Articles on Unified English Braille

By John Chester
Ideas to promote braille literacy through fun and creative teaching ideas to implement UEB (Unified English Braille)
The process of considering assistive technology

The Process of Considering Assistive Technology

By Charlotte Cushman
Introduction to the considerations in selecting assistive technology (AT) to a student with disabilities