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Getting started with VoiceOver on an iPad

Tips to Get Started with VoiceOver on an iPad

By Charlotte Cushman
A systematic and effective approach on how to teach VoiceOver on the iPad to students with visual impairments and blindness (VIB).
Off to the Park cover

Tactile Board Book: Off to the Park

By Charlotte Cushman
Tactile board book for pre-braille readers and children with low vision
Front page of "Kite Flying" book; shows a kite made out of foam and the kite strings made out of pipe cleaners

Seasonal Tactile Book Ideas

By Tracy Fitch
These braille books with tactile illustrations can be used with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, for seasonal themes and holidays.

I-M-ABLE: Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education

By Charlotte Cushman
I-M-ABLE approach to teaching braille to students who have difficulty learning
Animal book review

Braille Books from DK

By Charlotte Cushman
Review of DK Braille Book Series for young readers who are blind or visually impaired
Kristie Smith holding "Not Far From Home"

Building on Patterns Videos with Kristie Smith

By Charlotte Cushman
Videos about the Building on Patterns series for teaching beginning braille literacy to young children who are blind or visually impaired
Demonstration of student taking photo of graph

Teaching Students to Label Photos of Graphic Aid for Mathematics

By mlewicki
Students who are blind or visually impaired learn how to turn in their assignments using a graphing aid for mathematics
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ClearVision Lending Library

By Charlotte Cushman
Lending library in the United Kingdom, with braille and tactile books for children
Reading a tactile map

Touch Mapper

By Charlotte Cushman
Tactile maps can be created for free using a 3D printer, for people who are blind or visually impaired. Great for Orientation and Mobility.
Tactile caliper

Tactile Caliper

By Charlotte Cushman
Measuring device for people who are blind or visually impaired
Trekker Breeze

Accessible GPS Devices and Apps

By Charlotte Cushman
Information about accessible GPS devices for travelers who are blind or visually impaired
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Google Drive Guides for JAWS and VoiceOver

By johapatro
Step-by-step guides to use Google Drive with JAWS or VoiceOver for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
Accessible equation editor video screenshot

Accessible Equation Editor

By Charlotte Cushman
The Accessible Equation Editor is a program that allows users who are blind or visually impaired to create math expressions within a web page.
Screenshot of Paths to Technology homepage

Paths to Technology Website

By Charlotte Cushman
Website with information and resources on assistive technology for users who are blind or visually impaired, including preferred apps, iBooks, digital transitions and more!
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Blindfold Games

By Charlotte Cushman
These audiogames are apps that are accessible to children, teens and adults who are blind or visually impaired.
Teacher with braille student

Articulating the Need for Daily Consultation Time for Braille Students

By mlewicki
TVIs need to be able to articulate in the IEP what services they provide and why their services are needed.
ASNAT_WATI cover page

Assistive Technology Assessment

By Charlotte Cushman
Assistive technology assessment for students with special needs, including those who are blind or who have low vision, as well as those with multiple disabilities
Student wearing earbuds

Earbuds for Students with Multiple Disabilities

By Liz Eagan
Try these earbuds with an over-the-ear hook for students with multiple disabilities or others who don't like to wear regular earbuds or headphones.
Math worksheet

How To Adapt Materials for Students with Low Vision

By Charlotte Cushman
Learn how to adapt documents for students with low vision
Girl reading braille

BRL2 Publishing: New UEB Materials

By Charlotte Cushman
Materials promoting UEB and braille literacy