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Spotlight Text App for Individuals with Low Vision

App to make an e-reader accessible to people with low vision.
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The Impact of CVI on the Use of AAC

AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) often relies on vision and thus can pose problems for children with CVI (cortical visual impairment)
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Orientation and Mobility Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas

Guidelines to determine the needs of students who are blind or visually impaired for Orientation and Mobility service
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Self-Advocacy Goals: 15 Ideas from the Field

Self-advocacy goals for students who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind or multiply impaired
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Braille Readiness Grid

Checklist of braille readiness skills, including tactile, fine motor, language, concept development, and book skills
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Specific iPad Apps for Students with CVI in Phase III

iPad apps for students with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) in Phase III
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UEB Revision of Braille Too Curriculum

Curriculum for teaching UEB reading and writing to secondary students who have been print readers
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Monocular and Magnifier Training Documents

Documentation tools for training students to use low vision devices, such as monoculars and magnifier.
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Brilliant Braille Tiny Cards

Digital flashcards for beginning braille readers
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Screen Sharing with Students Who Use Screen Readers

Tips for screen sharing with students who are blind and who use a screen reader
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Important Tactile Skills for Literacy

This video provides a comprehensive overview of the progression of tactile skills that are prerequisites for an understanding of tactile graphics.
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Orientation and Mobility Career, College and Community Readiness Standards

Orientation and Mobility Standards for Career, College and Community Readiness
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Getting a Feel for Eclipses

Making the solar eclipse accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired through a braille book and tactile graphics
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AppleVis is a website for users of Mac computers and iOS devices who are blind or visually impaired, offering recommendations and interactive features

General Reading Resources

Reading resources for all children, including those with visual impairments
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Slapstick Math: Free iOS App from APH

Slapstick Math is a free iOS app that is fully accessible
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Noah's Ark: New Electronic Game for the Blind

Free electronic game designed to work on visual memory
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Let's Play With The Six Dot Cell

Presentation of teaching pre-braille skills and a new model in France.
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Seeing AI: Free App Narrating World Around You

Introduction of Seeing AI free iOS app designed to provide audio descriptions of the world to people who are blind or visually impaired.
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Learning Media Profile

This Learning Media Profile, which summarizes LMA information, is available as a free download.