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VNC Connect for Mirroring Direct to Student Tablet

Step-by-step instructions showing how to set up VNC Connect so that students with visual impairment can access on their tablets content that is being projected in the classroom.
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Ballyland Mágico: Spanish Version of App

Ballyland Magico is a Spanish app that is designed to help children who are blind or visually impaired learn and practice a number of touch gestures for VoiceOver on an iPhone or iPad (iOS device).
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UEB Prep App

UEB Prep is a a free app designed to teach Unified English Braille (UEB) to people who are sighted.
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Teaching Pinch Gesture for iPad

Wondering how to teach a pinch gesture on the iPad? Try this 3D printed device which reveals photos to surprise and motivate students with low vision.
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Chromebook Basics for Students with Low Vision

Chromebook Basics for Students with Low Vision provides a comprehensive introduction to getting started with Chromebooks with students who have a visual impairment, including accessibility features and settings and tips for students with low vision.
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Ballyland Code 3 Pick Up: Inclusive Learn-to-Code App for iPad

Ballyland Code 3 Pick Up is an inclusive Learn-to-Code App for iPad that introduces young students to Coding and Computational thinking on an iPad, including those who are blind or visually impaired.
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Flip-Over FACES App to Explore Facial Expressions

Flip-Over FACES is the latest app from American Printing House for the Blind (APH), designed for children with low vision or autism to explore facial expressions.
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Sensory App House

Sensory App House creates apps for stimulation, relaxation, fun, digital art and speech therapy for individuals with complex needs or multiple disabilities.
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App for Creating Flashcards: Sight Words - Record and Read

This app for creating flashcards allows users to add and record new words, which makes it helpful for students who are blind or visually impaired to do review work.
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Help Kidz Learn: Educational Games

Online educational games that are accessible through mouse and keyboard, switches, touch screen, eye gaze, etc.
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Make Your Own Tactile Memory Game

Create your own Tactile Memory Game to promote inclusion with family, friends, and classmates of children and youth who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind, including those with multiple disabilities. Practice tactile discrimination & braille!
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Accessible Crossword Puzzle App

These crossword puzzles are accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, using a screen reader or Voice Over. The content corresponds to all areas of the standard general curriculum for grades 5-12.
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TactileTalk Toolkit and Guidebook for iPad

TactileTalk Toolkit and Guidebook for iPad are designed to promote communication and literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities using an iPad with a tactile overlay and tangible symbols with voice output
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Using Book Creator To Make Engaging Literacy Materials

The Book Creator app can be used to make literacy materials more engaging for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
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Accessible Ballyland Coding App

Accessible Ballyland Coding App is designed to teach computational thinking and coding to young students who are blind or visually impaired.
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Using iPad and Stylus and Mac to Create Tactile Graphics

Find out how to use an iPad, Stylus, and Mac to create tactile graphics for National Read Across America Day!
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Word Bubbling Tool for Teaching Students with CVI

This word bubbling tool helps to support and promote literacy with students with CVI (cortical visual impairment).
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Lesson Ideas for Teaching Students to Use Seeing AI App

Lesson Ideas for Using Seeing AI App to familiarize students who are blind or visually impaired with the app, while also practicing academic skills.
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Free Apps Designed to Help People with Macular Degeneration Read

These two free apps were designed to help people with low vision due to macular degeneration read the news and eBooks on a tablet (iPad or Android).
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Getting Started with Dolphin Easy Reader App

Dolphin Easy Reader App is a free accessible reading app for downloading digital books for students who are blind or visually impaired. TVI Greg Gerhart says this is a must-have cost-effective app!

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