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Solar eclipse Audio Description to Allow the Blind To “See” the Total Eclipse Aug 11, 2017 WASHINGTON, August 10, 2017 — The Audio Description Project, an initiative of the American Council... more
NBP Poetry contest Braille Poetry Contest Aug 04, 2017 National Braille Press has announced their first Poetry Contest! THEME: The Five Senses  ... more
Teacher providing individual instruction Share Your Comments about Education Jul 28, 2017 You may think that your opinion doesn't count, but in fact this is the time to send in comments you... more
Eclipse glasses Glasses for the Solar Eclipse Jul 25, 2017 As most of you know the solar eclipse is coming up on August 21, taking a path across the U.S.... more
Screenshot of AFB's press release Described TV and Accessible Higher Ed Materials Gaining Ground Jul 13, 2017 Two updates are worth noting this week for advocates of people with visual impairments. Described... more
A mother signs with her son Paths to Literacy Blogger Featured in Perkins Magazine Jul 10, 2017 Parent blogger Sandy Kenrick is featured in a recent issue of the Perkins Perspective magazine.  ... more
Braille School logo brailleSCHOOL Starts This Fall! Jun 28, 2017 brailleSCHOOL is an interactive, 10-week virtual program where parents will learn everything you... more
Embossed Rubik's Cube Embossed Rubik's Cube Available to Borrow for FREE! Jun 22, 2017 Schools and youth organizations can borrow special Rubik’s Touch Cubes with embossed designs and... more
ICEB logo Survey on Quotation Marks & Apostrophes in UEB Jun 14, 2017 The UEB Code Maintenance Committee is seeking opinions on a possible change to the representation... more
OSEP logo OSEP Addresses Special Education Eligibility for Students with Visual Impairments Jun 05, 2017 OSEP (The Office of Special Education Programs of the United States Department of Education) has... more
Cover of Tigers at Twilight New Braille Books from Seedlings! May 24, 2017 Seedlings Braille Books for Children announces three new all-braille books for independent readers... more
Seeing with your tongue Sensory Substitution: Seeing with Your Tongue May 12, 2017 An article in this week's New Yorker magazine called "Seeing with Your Tongue" by Nicola Twilley... more
Memor-i logo Create Your Own Electronic Game: Memor-i Studio May 06, 2017 Imagine if anyone could easily create educational electronic games. Imagine now that these were... more
US Supreme Court Building The Benefits of the New Supreme Court Decision for Students with IEPs May 01, 2017 You may have heard about the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the recent Endrew F. v. Douglas... more
Iowa State logo Survey on Graph Comprehension for Students with Visual Impairments Apr 24, 2017 Attention teachers who have worked with and/or are working with high school students in mathematics... more
Winners of the 2016 Braille Writing Contest Canadian Braille Writing Contest Apr 15, 2017 CNIB and are sponsoring a Braille Creative Writing Contest for students in Canada who are... more
Screenshot of online editor Touch & Hear Assistive Teaching System Prototype Mar 29, 2017 The Touch & Hear Assistive Teaching System (THATS)  hopes to be "the first free e-learning app... more
Two children using Project Turino Project Turino Physical Programming Language Mar 27, 2017 Microsoft is working to adapt a coding program for students ages 7 to 11 to include their peers... more
College board College Boards in UEB Mar 16, 2017 Beginning in August 2017, College Board tests will switch to Unified English Braille (UEB). This... more
NFB_logo NFB 2017 Scholarship Program Mar 13, 2017 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) annually offers the opportunity to win one of thirty... more
Logo for Typhlo and Tactus International Illustrated Tactile Book Contest Mar 09, 2017 The International Tactile Illustrated Book Contest is sponsored by Typhlo & Tactus.  The goal... more
BANA Braille Formats title page Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription Available from BANA Mar 02, 2017 The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) is pleased to announce that Braille Formats:... more
Screenshot of Supreme Court decision Supreme Court Decision About Service Animals Feb 22, 2017 In the case of Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, the Supreme Court of the United States has... more
Mad Flash APH Seeking Field Testers for Mad Flash iOS App Feb 21, 2017 Want to be silly AND practice math skills? Here’s your chance!   APH is seeking field... more
A girl sits at a table with an iPad. Spotlight Gateway Offers Access to Free eBooks and iPad Feb 02, 2017 Benetech and Lighthouse Guild have teamed up to offer free eBooks to eligible students who are... more
Screenshot of Paths to Literacy survey Please Take Our 3-Minute Paths to Literacy Survey! Jan 27, 2017 Paths to Literacy, which is a collaboration between Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School... more
Hall of Fame logo Nominations for APH Hall of Fame Jan 12, 2017 The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) announces that the 2017 Hall of Fame nomination... more
Happy Birthday, Louis Braille Happy Birthday, Louis Braille! Jan 03, 2017 Louis Braille was born on January 4, 1809 and we celebrate his life and legacy during the whole... more
Image from NICE flyer NICE: National Intervener Certification E-portfolio Dec 17, 2016 The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) and the Paraprofessional Resource and Research Center... more
Graph of brain-training research study Study Shows Brain-Training Videos Can Improve Peripheral Vision Dec 08, 2016 New research by vision scientists at the University of Rochester and Vanderbilt University found... more