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Touch and Feel Valentine's Day Book

By Liamsmom
This touch and feel Valentine's Day book was modified by adding textured hearts and the word "heart' in braille.
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Junk Mail Can Bring Treasures!

By Liz Eagan
Sample keys or fobs can make good instructional materials or object symbols for students with visual impairments.
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The Right to Write

By deesteinbach
Website with videos and resources to help expand the understanding of written expression for students with significant disabilities and deafblindness.
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Aipoly Vision App

By Charlotte Cushman
New app to enable people with visual impairments to identify objects and colors
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Ideas for Celebrating Louis Braille's Birthday

By PennyR
This song and timeline are a great way to celebrate the life of Louis Braille!
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Free App to Get Started with VoiceOver

By Charlotte Cushman
Free app to teach users who are blind or low vision to use VoiceOver screen reader on iOS devices
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Describing UEB

By Charlotte Cushman
Series of audio recordings telling about the changes from Standard English Braille to Unified English Braille (UEB)
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From Printed Material to Brailled Material…

By Liz Eagan
Guidelines to transfer print materials into braille format
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LEAP Games Using Binaural Sound

By Charlotte Cushman
Games for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
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Free Text to Speech App

By Charlotte Cushman
Free text to speech app
Thank you and good-bye

A Farewell Song to 9 EBAE Contractions

By Charlotte Cushman
Teach your braille students which contractions will be eliminated from EBAE in the transition to UEB with audio and brf files.
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Scanning a Print Document and Filling Out on the iPad

By jesmcdowellTVIOandM
A student with low vision demonstrates how to scan a document and write on it by using two different apps.
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UEB Math vs. Nemeth

By Charlotte Cushman
This article explores the issue of UEB Math and Nemeth and the challenges in the lack of standardization in textbooks in the United States.

Directory of Pediatric Low Vision Service Providers

By Charlotte Cushman
Directory of low vision service providers
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iPad Accessibility Webcast

By Charlotte Cushman
Tips to increase accessibility using an iPad with students who are blind or visually impaired
Boy writing on a Smart Brailler

Guidelines for Teaching Writing to Braille Students

By Charlotte Cushman
Guidelines to help braille students develop writing skills
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Journal of Deafblind Studies on Communication

By Charlotte Cushman
Free online journal about communication for individuals who are deafblind
Howard and the Amazing Eye Exam

Free iBook to Prepare Children for Eye Exam

By Charlotte Cushman
Free iBook to help young children prepare for an eye exam.
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Looking Inside the Adaptive Brain of the Blind: CVI

By Charlotte Cushman
Video presentation about CVI from a medical perspective
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3-D Photoworks

By Charlotte Cushman
3-D printing allows people who are blind or visually impaired to experience artwork directly.