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List of JAWS Keystrokes

By Charlotte Cushman
Cheatsheet of JAWS keystroke commands
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How to Convert Bookshare Books to ePub & Dropbox NIMAC Textbooks for a Student

By @TVI_ting
Step-by-step instructions for teachers to convert NIMAC books to ePub and share via DropBox to enable students who are blind or visually impaired to access them
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Motor Activities Checklist to Encourage the Development of Pre-Braille Skills

By gwyn52
This checklist looks the fine motor and tactile discrimination skills of children who are blind or visually impaired to help to determine their readiness for braille.
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Texas UEB Transition Plan

By Charlotte Cushman
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Using Bookshare and Voice Dream Reader to Make Reading Accessible

By Charlotte Cushman
Video demonstration of Bookshare and VoiceDream Reader app to make reading accessible to people who are blind or low vision
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iZiggi Document Camera

By @TVI_ting
This video demonstration of the iZiggi Document Camera shows how the camera can be used to view and zoom a document on an iPad
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Multi-Step Object Calendar System

By Charlotte Cushman
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Unified English Braille: Australian Training Manual

By Charlotte Cushman
UEB (Unified English Braille) manual from Australia, with lessons and practice exercises
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Archived Presentation on Assistive Technology & Unified English Braille

By Belinda Rudinger
Presentation on the use of UEB with assistive technology devices and braille translation programs
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Geometry Resources for Students with Visual Impairment

By gwyn52
Geometry materials for teaching students who are blind or visually impaired
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iHome Power Clip

By Liz Eagan
Check out this solution to keep electronic devices powered for use with students with visual impairments!

DOT: Paving a new path for braille-Smart Braille Watch

By DanielK
Announcing a new Smart Braille Watch that will be released soon!
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TacType Keyboard

By Liz Eagan
This keyboard works well with an iPad.
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Free print/braille books available for children under the age of 6!

By Charlotte Cushman
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Video Demonstration of Editing Using Bluetooth Keyboard

By Charlotte Cushman
Video demonstration of using bluetooth keyboard to teach students with visual impairments to edit and manipulate homework in Google Docs.
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Math Discovery Box

By gwyn52
Tips to encourage children who are blind or visually impaired to explore math, numbers, and counting!
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Measurement Resources Leaflet

By gwyn52
Resources for teaching measurement to students who are blind or visually impaired
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All About That Braille

By Charlotte Cushman
An audio celebration of braille!
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Primary Mathematics Resources Box

By gwyn52

Supporting Students with Low Vision Using Apple Technology

By Charlotte Cushman
Free iBook on supporting students with low vision to use Apple technology