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AFB Access World

Product Review of SMART Brailler

Product review of the Perkins SMART Brailler
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Webinar on 3D Printing of Accessible Materials in Schools

Webinar on three-dimensional (3D) printing and its application to the education of students who are blind or visually impaired
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Visual Brailler App from APH

Visual braille is a free app that can be used as a braille editor
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Braille Reference App

The Braille Reference App allows users to look up braille symbols and contractions while on the go.
Exploring Braille app

Exploring Braille App

The Exploring Braille app teaches the braille alphabet to young children who are blind or visually impaired
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Braille Study App

iOS application to practice braille skills
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"Introducing Braille" iBook from Blogger Laurie Hudson

A new iBook on Introducing Braille to young children by Laurie Hudson is now available.
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Perkinput App

Free app that lets you enter text to an iPad or iPhone without using a keyboard
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How to Write AT Goals in the IEP for Implementation & Instruction

TVI Yue-Ting Siu shares an article about how to implement technology into practice and how to create IEP goals to facilitate the process.
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Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 7: An Introduction for Blind Users

This new edition of Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 7 offers detailed instructions for beginners.
Braille Squad

Braille Squad -- Free app!

This free app is designed for beginning braille readers, using an iPad paired with a refreshable braille display.
Reinforcing braille literacy using iPad

Reinforcing Braille Literacy Using the iPad

Webinar about using braille input with iPad for learners who are blind
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Demonstration of the New BARD Mobile App

Demonstration on how to use new BARD mobile app to access audio books and braille content
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Braille Displays for iOS

Information about braille displays for iOS devices, including iPad, iTouch, and iPhone, as well as an overview of accessibility for users who are blind or visually impaired.
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MBraille app

MBraille is a free app that brings you a mobile braille keyboard.
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NVDA: NonVisual Desktop Access

Announcing free open source screen reader called NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA)
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Assistive Technology in Action (video)

Video of young boy with visual impairment using Mountbatten brailler and other assistive technology.
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Accessible Technology Options for the Blind and Visually Impaired Reader

Demonstration of a variety of assistive technology devices that provide the capability of accessing books via speech, large print, or braille.
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Julia demonstrates her use of assistive technology

This 6th grade girl who is blind demonstrates some of her favorite assistive technology tools.
Smart Brailler

Perkins Smart Brailler

Find out how the Smart Brailler can help to promote braille literacy with auditory feedback and lessons