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Amber Sound Touch: Free Online Music Resource

Amber Sound Touch is a set of free online resources for teaching music to children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.
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Stories Online: Accessible Stories from India

The Accessible Reading Materials library offers free online stories in various formats, including large print and audio, along with braille files and tactile overlays that can be created. Available in English and several Indian languages.
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Audio-Supported Reading (ASR)

In this webinar, Karen Narvol discusses how listening and reading comprehension are connected, and identifies technologies which support Audio Supported Reading.
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Introduction to Audio Description

Free webinar providing a one-hour overview of audio description
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Reading Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments: A Classroom Teacher's Guide

Strategies to promote reading skills with students who are blind or visually impaired
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Braille and Audio Classical Guitar Lessons

An interactive curriculum of free braille and audio classical guitar lessons for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Includes links to braille music and audio files.
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Experiencing Art Non-Visually

Podcast about how art can be experienced and enjoyed by individuals who are blind or visually impaired
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Questions to Ask Your Child's Audiologist

Wondering what to ask your child's audiologist? This list of questions can help you get started!
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Accessing Using JAWS

Step-by-step guidelines to create an accessible bibliography using an automatic citation tool and a screen reader.
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Just Books Read Aloud

Free website with videos of books being read aloud.
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List of JAWS Keystrokes

Cheatsheet of JAWS keystroke commands
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Tips to Include Braille and Literacy in the Home This Summer!

Suggestions for literacy activities that can be done at home with children who are blind or visually impaired, including braille books, large print books, DAISY format CD’s, audio books, and electronic files.
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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ideas for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Activities for students who are blind or visually impaired honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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10 Tips for Reading Aloud to Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Tips on reading aloud to young children who are blind or visually impaired
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A Book with No Pictures!

The Book with No Pictures poses some interesting discussion questions about the role of pictures in a storybook.
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Free Audio Description Tool

Free accessibility tool to add audio description to YouTube videos
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How to Create a Reading List on Bookshare

Learn how to create a reading list on Bookshare for your students!
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Facial Expression Game with a Lazy Sue

This activity supports the development of social interaction, as well as speaking and listening skills in children with visual impairments.
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A fun social skills game - Guess the Message!

This game board is designed to help students who are blind or visually impaired to develop social skills.
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Developing Early Literacy, Numeracy and Visual Skills

Hands-on ideas for helping young children with visual impairments to develop early literacy, numeracy, and visual skills