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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
Braille Blaster logo Braille Blaster Beta Testing Nov 03, 2016 Beta testing of BrailleBlaster software has been expanded to teachers, transcribers, students, and... 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
Little Paths cover Little Paths Tactile Book Sep 24, 2016 Little Paths is the latest book for emerging tactile readers.  Available from APH (American... 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
CUDA logo Low Vision Volunteers Needed for Online Accessibility Research Sep 02, 2016 Dear Members, We are a group of researchers at Center for Usability in Design and Accessibility (... 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
Nemeth Tutorial Survey on Nemeth Tutorial Jul 06, 2016 After APH developed the Nemeth Tutorial in conjunction with Dr. Kapperman, a group has  begun to... 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
LMA Position Letter LMA Position Letter: Seeking Comments by June 30, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 Editor's Note:  Please note that Paths to Literacy does not take an official stance on this... 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
fingers using a BLITAB braille tactile tablet Beta Launch of BLITAB May 31, 2016 Many people have been eagerly awaiting the launch of BLITAB, the new tactile tablet for braille... 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
Paths to Literacy logo with URL Announcing New Format for Weekly Newsletter! Apr 12, 2016 Paths to Literacy is happy to announce that we will now be sending out weekly newsletters to anyone... more
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
A young boy is surrounded by books. Parent Survey Feb 02, 2016 Hello Parents! I am currently working on creating an online course for Perkins School for the Blind... more
Exceptions journal icon Exceptions Journal Seeking Submissions Jan 28, 2016 Exceptions is an art and literary journal for individuals with visual impairments, which is... more
Word block saying Technology Training Needs Survey on Technology Training Needs for Professionals Jan 20, 2016 Dear professionals who work with children and adults with vision loss,   We all know that... 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