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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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Apps to Support Mobile Literacy

Apps to support mobile literacy for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, through accessing text and accessing environmental print
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Novel Effect App Adds Sound Effects

Just in time for Halloween, the free Novel Effect app adds sound effects, music, and character sounds that help to bring "The Littlest Pumpkin" to life for young children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Tutorial for the Focus 14: Writing an Email Message

A parent-created tutorial to send an email message with the Focus 14 refreshable braille display from Freedom Scientific
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Google Keep App: A Tool for Getting Organized

Google Keep is an app that can help you organize and prioritize tasks. This is a great tool for busy itinerant teachers who are always on the go!
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Beginning the School Year with Bookshare

Tips and resources to use Bookshare with students who are blind or visually impaired

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