Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired


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Building on Patterns Videos with Kristie Smith

Videos about the Building on Patterns series for teaching beginning braille literacy to young children who are blind or visually impaired
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Teaching Students to Label Photos of Graphic Aid for Mathematics

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

Lending library in the United Kingdom, with braille and tactile books for children
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Touch Mapper

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

Measuring device for people who are blind or visually impaired
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Accessible GPS Devices and Apps

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

Step-by-step guides to use Google Drive with JAWS or VoiceOver for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
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Accessible Equation Editor

The Accessible Equation Editor is a program that allows users who are blind or visually impaired to create math expressions within a web page.
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Paths to Technology Website

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

These audiogames are apps that are accessible to children, teens and adults who are blind or visually impaired.
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Articulating the Need for Daily Consultation Time for Braille Students

TVIs need to be able to articulate in the IEP what services they provide and why their services are needed.
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Assistive Technology Assessment

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
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Earbuds for Students with Multiple Disabilities

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.
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How To Adapt Materials for Students with Low Vision

Learn how to adapt documents for students with low vision
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BRL2 Publishing: New UEB Materials

Materials promoting UEB and braille literacy
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Touch and Feel Valentine's Day Book

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!

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

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

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

This song and timeline are a great way to celebrate the life of Louis Braille!