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Below are Braille posts related to technology.

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Assistive Technology Assessment

Assistive technology assessment for students with special needs, including those who are blind or who have low vision, as well as those with multiple disabilities
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iPad Accessibility Webcast

Tips to increase accessibility using an iPad with students who are blind or visually impaired
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Setting Up Accessibility Features on Chromebook

Directions on setting up the accessibility features for users with visual impairments on Chromebook
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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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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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Navigating Pages Document with RBD Commands

Video demonstrating navigation of the Pages app using refreshable braille display

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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Archived Presentation on Nemeth Production using Scientific Notebook & MathType

Archived Presentation on Nemeth Production using Scientific Notebook & MathType
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VI Resource Guide by Lisa R. Tebo

A resource guide for assistive technology for students with visual impairment
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VIAT 101 for Braille Readers, archived presentation

Assistive Technology for Braille Readers
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Tips for Technology Needs of Academic Braille User

Tips to address the technology needs of students who are blind or visually impaired academic braille-users who are college-bound
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KNFB Reader App

The KNFB Reader iOS app makes printed text accessible using text-to-speech and braille output.
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Braille Tutor App

The Braille Tutor app provides an introduction to learning and typing Unified English Braille (UEB).
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Braillist app

This free app allows you to use your iOS device as a virtual braille keyboard.
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Video of Florida School for the Deaf and Blind and SMART Brailler

Video of students using the Perkins SMART brailler at Florida School for the Deaf and Blind