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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
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