Paths to Literacy

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YouDescribe Audio Description Tool

Anyone anywhere can describe YouTube videos using YouDescribe
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Assistive Technology for Beginning Braille Readers

This power point presentation offers information about using assistive technology with beginning braille readers.
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Vision After Hemispherectomy, TPO Disconnection, and Occipital Lobectomy: An Introductory Guide

This guide summarizes the various visual impairments a child will have after hemispherectomy, TPO disconnection, and occipital lobectomy
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What I Used Today: PDF Scanner App by FineScanner

This review of the PDF Scanner App tells how it can be an effective tool for TVIs (teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired)
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Webinar: Low Vision Solutions for Computer (web-based) Tasks

Explore options for computer access for users with low vision as they continue to increase in the digital age
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Using iPads to Increase Access for Students with Low Vision

Explore ways in which the iPad can contribute to the accessibility of information in classrooms for students with low vision, grades 3-12.
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Multi-Sensory Approach to Literacy: Video Presentation

This series of video clips presents the importance of a multi-sensory approach to literacy for children who are blind or with multiple disabilities.
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Five Early Literacy Practices for Children with Low or No Vision

Five early literacy practices for young children who are blind or visually impaired

Important Dates for Vision Awareness

The calendar holds many dates for vision awareness, safety, and prevention, as well as events related to braille. Includes low vision, blindness, visual impairment, deafblindness, eye safety and more.
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Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader is an accessible reading tool with text-to-speech
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Assessment of Braille Literacy Skills: UEB and EBAE

Assessment of braille literacy skills now available in UEB
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Modify on the Fly for CVI

Resources for teachers and families modifying materials for learners with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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Ducking into UEB

Instructional program for teaching UEB (Unified English Braille)
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A Guide to Web Accessibility

Tips for web developers to meet accessibility standards
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Osmo Braille Game

Osmo now has downloadable accessible word games for braille users!
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Acronyms and Definitions Commonly Used in Relation to English Language Learners

Acronyms and definitions commonly used in relation to English Language
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Navajo Braille Code

Introduction to the Navajo Braille Code
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Sadie Can Count

Sadie Can Count is a print and braille book for young readers, introducing counting, with embossed images.
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Getting Ready for Braille!

Getting Ready for Braille presents hands-on activities based on a developmental sequence for beginning braille readers.
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Removing the Background of a Picture

Find out how to remove the background of a photo image to reduce visual complexity or clutter