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Sc!FY logo Memor-i: An electronic educational game for children who are blind Mar 29, 2016 SciFY is a non-profit organization that uses state of the art information technology to solve... more
Collage of Literacy and Autism World Autism Awareness Day Feb 02, 2016 World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2018.  Check out these strategies for students with Autism... more
Child sitting on Santa's lap Braille Letters from Santa! Nov 16, 2015 Every year at Christmas, Santa and the elves at National Federation of the Blind send out letters... more
BANA logo BANA Held UEB Transition Forum & Fall Meeting Approaches Oct 28, 2015 On October 7, 2015, Braille Authority of North America (BANA) held its third UEB Transition Forum... more
Coffee house press logo Coffee House Press Announces Titles Formatted for Screen Readers Oct 21, 2015 Coffee House Press has converted more than 80 of their titles for use with screen readers that... more
Girl with glasses using braillewriter New York State Prepares Students for UEB Oct 18, 2015 Diane LaClair, a teacher for the visually impaired at the New York School for the Blind in... more
Cover of Animal Shapes Seedlings Offers Books in UEB Aug 06, 2015 Seedlings Braille Books for Children now offers NEW Print-Braille-and-Picture Books in Uncontracted... more
BANA logo Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign Language Material in UEB Jul 21, 2015 BANA (Braille Authority of North America) announces Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign... more
BANA logo BANA Announces Updates to Nemeth Code Jun 23, 2015 The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) has approved seven updates to Nemeth Code, as... more
Shopper using glove to identify cereal boxes Smart Glove Helps with Grocery Shopping Jun 09, 2015 Researchers at Penn State are working on this new Smart Glove to help shoppers who are blind to... more
Mother feeling 3-D print of baby 3D Printing Makes Ultrasound Accessible to Mother Who is Blind Jun 07, 2015 We've all heard about the many advancements now possible thanks to 3-D printing.  We were moved by... more
Natalie Barraga Goodbye to Natalie Barraga Dec 30, 2014 It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Natalie Barraga.  Born in Texas in... more
Katie Cagen Refreshable Braille Gets and Engineer's Touch Nov 21, 2014 Katie Cagen, a student at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, invented a device... more
low cost braille printer Low-Cost Braille Printer Gets Intel Backing Nov 04, 2014 Middle School student 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee received back from Intel Capital for his... more
Girl reading braille 77 Perkins Students Participate in Read for the Record Oct 31, 2014 Recently 77 students and staff from Perkins School for the Blind participated in Read for the... more
I'm the Best Giant Print & Braille Is Access2Books Useful to Your Work? Oct 21, 2014 Can you tell me if your work has a use for our books at http://www.access2books.org/?  It would... more
Toddler looking at tablet with picture of camel on it. Is e-Reading Story Time or Screen Time? Oct 18, 2014 The benefits of reading aloud to young children is well documented, but as tablets and eBooks... more
BANA logo The UEB Reader Oct 16, 2014 BANA (Braille Authority of North America) has announced the release of The UEB Reader.  This is a... more
3-D illustration of tactile book Picture Books Using 3-D Printing Aug 18, 2014 This article on 3-D Printed Books for the Blind discusses the use of three-dimensional printing to... more
A house of cards made of math facts Why Americans Stink at Math Aug 06, 2014 A recent article in the New York Times magazine discusses the challenges that many American... more
Cherokee language in braille Cherokee Language Now Available in Braille Jul 22, 2014 The Cherokee Nation has worked with the Commonwealth Braille and Talking Book Cooperative earlier... more
Robert J. Smithdas Dr. Robert Smithdas Passes Away Jul 19, 2014 Dr. Robert J. Smithdas passed away on July 17, 2014 at the age of 89.  He was an author, lecturer... more
iBill U.S. Currency Reader Program Jul 15, 2014 The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced... more
Cover of Insight Magazine Paths to Literacy Featured in RNIB's Insight Magazine! Jul 10, 2014 We are honored to be featured in the July/August 2014 issue of RNIB (Royal National Institute of... more
FingerReader FingerReader Increases Access Jul 09, 2014 The FingerReader from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) scans text and uses a synthesized... more
Meeting of WIPO Accessible Books Consortium Accessible Books Consortium Launched through WIPO Jul 03, 2014 WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) and a group of key partners launched the... more
Pediatrician showing picture book to mother and baby Pediatricians Help to Promote Reading Aloud Jun 25, 2014 The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced that they will help to promote reading aloud to... more
Antonio Guimaraes Accessibility and Google Jun 12, 2014 An article in the Braille Monitor titled When Just Listening Is Not Enough: Google Falls Short on... more
Students with iPads The iPad as a Learning Tool for Students with Visual Impairments May 16, 2014 Blogger Tara Mason talks about ways in which the iPad is an ideal learning tool for students who... more
boy with sunglasses A Young Composer is Motivated to Learn Braille Apr 28, 2014 A recent article in Perkins Perspectives looks at the role of music in motivating a teenager to... more

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