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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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Resources from CA School for the Blind: Assistive Tech & Braille Standards

California School for the Blind shares helpful resources to get started with assistive tech Braille Note Takers, Web Navigation with Screen Readers, iOS and apps, and braille standards for math & ELA.
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Ballyland Stay Still, Squeaky! App for Beginning iPad Users

This app for beginning iPad users who are blind or visually impaired is designed to teach basic iPad skills through cause and effect, while the Bonus Game builds spatial awareness on the screen.
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Intro to Assistive Technology Video

This 5-minute video presents a brief overview of assistive technology for students with disabilities, including a definition, as well as what is included in the term and specific examples.
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Practice2Master Fractions App

This new app from APH is designed to help students who are blind or visually impaired to become proficient in fraction calculations.
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Typio Accessible Typing Tutor

Typio is an accessible typing program designed specifically for students with visual impairments. It has many options for customization, e.g. print size, auditory choices, colors, contrasts.
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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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