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Location Literacy for O & M

Location Literacy for Orientation & Mobility

Resources for Orientation and Mobility (O & M) Instructors (COMS)
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Navigating the Web with Windows Screen Readers

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

Maryland's College and Career Reading Standards for Unified English Braille: Braille, Formatting, and Tactile Graphics Checklists By Grade
Communication book with picture and tactile symbol for "eat"

Video Stories: Deafblind Families Matter!

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

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

Just Enough To Know Better, UEB Version

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

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

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

Ballyland Magic App

This app is designed for children who are blind or visually impaired to learn and practice touch gestures for VoiceOver, Apple's screen reader.
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Accessible Comics for the Blind

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

Accessible Tests Resource Center

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

EDA Play Apps

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

Checklist of iPad skills
fingers reading braille text

RNIB Insight Articles on Unified English Braille

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

Introduction to the considerations in selecting assistive technology (AT) to a student with disabilities
Getting started with VoiceOver on an iPad

Tips to Get Started with VoiceOver on an iPad

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

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

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

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

Braille Books from DK

Review of DK Braille Book Series for young readers who are blind or visually impaired