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What I Used Today: 3D Printer & Thingiverse

A TVI shares tips on using 3D printing and Thingiverse to represent concepts in an accessible format for students who are blind or visually impaired.
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YouDescribe Audio Description Tool

Anyone anywhere can describe YouTube videos using YouDescribe
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Assistive Technology for Beginning Braille Readers

This power point presentation offers information about using assistive technology with beginning braille readers.
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What I Used Today: PDF Scanner App by FineScanner

This review of the PDF Scanner App tells how it can be an effective tool for TVIs (teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired)
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Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader is an accessible reading tool with text-to-speech
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Osmo Braille Game

Osmo now has downloadable accessible word games for braille users!
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Removing the Background of a Picture

Find out how to remove the background of a photo image to reduce visual complexity or clutter
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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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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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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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AppleVis

AppleVis is a website for users of Mac computers and iOS devices who are blind or visually impaired, offering recommendations and interactive features
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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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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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Our Little Corner of the World: Where Braille and Assistive Technology Meet

Tips on using assistive technology with students who are blind or low vision, as well as those with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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ATIA Funding Resources Guide

Resources for funding assistive technology
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VO Lab Game to Teach VoiceOver Gestures

iPad app designed for students who are blind or visually impaired to practice VoiceOver gestures
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Assistive Technology Trainer Guidelines and Procedures

Assessment tools, performance objectives and measurements for evaluating students who are blind or visually impaired using a range of assistive tech
12 iPad apps for people who are blind or visually impaired

12 Apps for Learners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Wondering which apps are best for people who are blind or partially sighted? This annotated list is a good place to start!
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Smiley Sight Words App

Smiley Sight Words is an accessible app that teaches high-frequency sight words to your child, including those who are blind or who have low vision.

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