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Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp

The Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp will run from mid-June to mid-August for kids who are blind or visually impaired.
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The Adventures of Abby Diamond: Hiding in Plain Sight

Abby Diamond is a fictional character who is in the 5th grade and just happens to be blind. She has lots of adventures and this is the 6th book in the series.
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Virtual Expanded Core Education Learning (ExCEL) Academy for Students with Visual Impairments

Virtual Expanded Core Education Learning (ExCEL) Academy for Students with Visual Impairments
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Coffee Hour with TSBVI Outreach

These free discussions will be hosted via Zoom and will focus on various topics.
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National Homework Hotline for Blind/Visually Impaired Students (NHH-BVI)

Free homework help hotline for students in the United States who are blind or visually impaired during the coronavirus / COVID 19 pandemic.
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CommonLit: Free Website with Grade Level Stories

CommonLit is a free website that can be searched using various filters. The stories can then be put into Duxbury to emboss them for braille students.
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A Bill of Rights for All Children with Visual Impairment and Their Families

A Bill of Rights for All Children with Visual Impairment and their Families was created by COSB and AER.
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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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A Sense of Texas Audio Podcast

A Sense of Texas Audio Podcast presents dialogs with families and professionals about services for students who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired.
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Data Disability Portal

The Disability Data Portal provides a snapshot of the data globally available on people with disabilities in 40 countries.
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Website Accessibility, Part 1: The problem, and why it matters…

"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
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Peanut of Blind Faith Farm

Peanut of Blind Faith Farm is a true story of a blind lamb who overcomes challenges to become a happy member of her flock. Available in braille.
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Vision After Hemispherectomy, TPO Disconnection, and Occipital Lobectomy: An Introductory Guide

This guide summarizes the various visual impairments a child will have after hemispherectomy, TPO disconnection, and occipital lobectomy
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Important Dates for Vision Awareness

The calendar holds many dates for vision awareness, safety, and prevention, as well as events related to braille. Includes low vision, blindness, visual impairment, deafblindness, eye safety and more.
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Self-Advocacy Goals: 15 Ideas from the Field

Self-advocacy goals for students who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind or multiply impaired

General Reading Resources

Reading resources for all children, including those with visual impairments
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Tactile Skills Matrix

Find APH products that can be used to address a range of tactile skills for students who are blind or visually impaired
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iOS Device Skills Checklist

iOS Skills checklist for teaching students who are blind or visually impaired
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7 Steps to Creating an Accessible Word Document

Follow these steps to make a Word document accessible to people using a screen reader,
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Accessing EasyBib.com Using JAWS

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

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