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10 Short Videos to Improve Document Accessibility

Learn to Format Accessible Documents

Learn how to create more accessible documents for individuals using screenreaders
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Lesson Plan: iOS VoiceOver Gestures Practice

Provide practice for students who are blind to use gestures with VoiceOver on the iPad.
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Free Android Apps for Children with Visual Impairments

Free Android apps for visual stimulation for young children or students with multiple disabilities
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Braille Note Taker Curriculum

Curriculum with lesson plans for braille note takers, such as the Braille Note Apex and Braille Sense
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Nemeth/Braille Sense Video Tutorial

Video tutorial demonstrating how to input Nemeth Braille Code on a Braille Sense Note Taker
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Including ALL Students in Transition from Paper Classroom to Digital Classroom

Video discussing the importance of enabling students with visual impairments to participate fully in the transition to digital classrooms.
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VNC Viewer App

Tips on using the VNC Viewer app with students who are blind or visually impaired
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How to Convert Bookshare Books to ePub & Dropbox NIMAC Textbooks for a Student

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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Using Bookshare and Voice Dream Reader to Make Reading Accessible

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

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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Archived Presentation on Assistive Technology & Unified English Braille

Presentation on the use of UEB with assistive technology devices and braille translation programs

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

Announcing a new Smart Braille Watch that will be released soon!
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Video Demonstration of Editing Using Bluetooth Keyboard

Video demonstration of using bluetooth keyboard to teach students with visual impairments to edit and manipulate homework in Google Docs.

Supporting Students with Low Vision Using Apple Technology

Free iBook on supporting students with low vision to use Apple technology
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Navigating Pages Document with RBD Commands

Video demonstrating navigation of the Pages app using refreshable braille display
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CereProc Text-to-Speech

This text-to-speech technology is available for purchase for a wide range of uses.
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NDscanner App for People with Low Vision

This free app is designed to scan and read on an iPad. Allows users with low vision to enlarge the text.

BLITAB: A Tablet for Braille Readers

Announcing the development of a tablet-style device designed especially for braille readers! It is not yet available for purchase, but promises increased accessibility for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

iBrailler App

iBrailler is a free app for the iPad that turns a touchscreen into a braillewriter to create, edit or share notes.
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Typing on Your iDevice

Tips for using the accessibility features on an iOS device