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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
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
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
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
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
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
Icon for College Boards College Board Simplifies Request Process For Test Accommodations Dec 05, 2016 The College Board has overhauled its request process for testing accommodations, making it easier... more
Blindness Awareness Month logo Many Blindness Events in October! Oct 11, 2016 There are numerous dates throughout the month of October that aim to bring heightened awareness to... more
50th anniversary of International Literacy Day 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day! Sep 07, 2016 September 8, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day!   UNESCO officially... more
Hands with a smart phone FCC Makes Permanent The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program Aug 05, 2016 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it will make permanent the National... more
Duxbury Braille Translator image New DBT Now Available for Mac! Aug 01, 2016 Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) is now available in for Mac! To learn more, see:  http://www.... more
hand on refreshable tactile graphics display Refreshable Tactile Graphics Display Jul 23, 2016 American Printing House for the Blind (APH) has teamed up with Orbit Research to create a... more
NFB logo Resolution Regarding Nemeth and UEB Jul 13, 2016 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has issued the following resolution regarding Nemeth... more
Music braille code Music Braille Code Now Available Jul 02, 2016 BANA (Braille Authority of North America) has announced the publication of the Music Braille Code,... more
Keyboard with Accessibility button Is Your School's Website Accessible? Jun 28, 2016 Summer is a good time to take stock of big issues, such as the accessibility of your school's... more
Man putting on digital swim cap Digital Cap for Swimmers Who Are Blind Jun 13, 2016 Samsung has created the first swim cap to alert swimmers who are blind or visually impaired to turn... more
braille dots for "brl" and portrait of Louis Braille Should the word "braille" be capitalized? Jun 06, 2016 While this is not exactly "news", it's a question that comes up frequently and many people are... more
Hands holding a thermos with braille on it Touchable Ink Lowers Cost of Braille! May 09, 2016 Researchers at Thammasat University in Thailand have been working with Samsung, who supplied the... more
CATIS logo New Certification for AT Instructional Specialists May 02, 2016 ACVREP has announced a new credential of Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialists (... more
Boy with blindfold exploring tactile materials Summer Braille Academy Apr 25, 2016 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) hosts an academy for Braille Enrichment for Literacy and... more
Roz Rowley Saying Goodbye to Roz Rowley Apr 18, 2016 It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Rosalind “Roz” Rowley on April 14, 2016... more

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