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Below are General Literacy posts related to technology.

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Archived Presentation on Assistive Technology for Students with Low Vision

Overview of assistive technology for students with visual impairments

Photo / Video Taking with the iPad: Environmental Conditions and Considerations for the use of the iPad

This post discusses the environmental conditions that may affect the use of photo and video taking with an iPad.
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Must-Know Settings & New iOS 8 Features

Accessibility settings and features on iOS 8 to increase access for blind and visually impaired
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Archived Presentation on iPads for Students with Visual Impairments

Presentation on iPads for students with visual impairments
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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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Tips for Making Computers & iPads Switch-Accessible

Tips for making computers and iPads switch-accessible for children with special needs and others who need an alternate way to access these devices.
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Assistive Technology Assessment Webcast

Video of assistive technology assessment for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
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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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VI Assistive Technology

Assistive technology resources for students who are blind or visually impaired
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Therapy Tools Free App

Free iOS app that aids therapists and teachers in their everyday sessions with their students
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Comparing Braille Notetakers with iOS Devices

Comparison of braille notetakers with iOS devices maintains that each has advantages and there is a place for both.
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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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3-D Printing Presentation from CSUN

Presentation and resources on 3D Printing and 3D Creation for Tactile Graphics
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Exploring the Use of the iPad for Literacy Instruction

Find out more about accessibility settings for the iPad and other tips for using the iPad for literacy instruction with students who are blind or visually impaired.
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iPad Applications, Accessories and Modifications

Applications, accessories and modifications for iPads for students with multiple disabilities
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iOS7 Accessibility Features

This article explores the accessibility features of iOS7.
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Creating a Bibliography using WORD

This video demonstrates how to create a bibliography in various formats using WORD and talking software.
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Tactile Rendering of 3D Features on Touch Surfaces

Tactile touchscreen developed by researchers at Disney
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Personalized Education Apps

iPad application that is personalized for each child or adult using it.
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3Doodler: The World's First 3D Printing Pen

Three-dimensional pen allows creation of tactile graphics for students who are blind or visually impaired