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Braille Song Videos

These videos are designed to support braille literacy.
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Comprehensive Evaluation of Blind and Low Vision Students During COVID-19: A Guidance Document

The purpose of this document is to provide resources for Teachers of Blind and Visually Impaired Students (TVIs) and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) during a unique time of remote and hybrid instruction.
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"Beginning Braille" Webinar Series

"Beginning Braille" is a free 6-part webinar series designed to introduce parents, caregivers, and paraprofessionals to the Unified English Braille Code (UEB).
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Ballyland Magic Plus

The Ballyland Magic Plus app is designed for children who are blind or visually impaired to learn and practice touch gestures for VoiceOver, Apple's screen reader.
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Assistive Technology Vendor Support List

This contact list includes information about which assistive technology vendors offer support.
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Nemeth Online Tutorial from TSBVI

A free online tutorial on the Nemeth Code is now available from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). Nemeth Code is used for braille math and science notations.
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Mindfulness Curriculum from California School for the Blind

This curriculum includes guided meditations, creating a calming space, and learning about mindfulness for students with visual impairments.

Making Animated iPad Lessons and Books for Students with CVI

Add highlighting and animation to presentations to draw attention to salient features
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Tips for Teaching Deaf Students Online

This resource offers tips for teaching deaf students online, along with a checklist and tips for ensuring accessibility.
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TSBVI Outreach Mailing Lists

Find out how to describe to different email lists from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach Program.
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Helen Keller Archives and Lesson Plans

Helen Keller Archives and Lesson Plans from American Foundation for the Blind
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Braille American Flag for the 4th of July!

Directions for making an American Flag with braille to celebrate Independence Day (4th of July) with children who are blind or visually impaired
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Android Apps for Users with Visual Impairment

Joy of Android shares recommendations of Android apps for users with visual impairments.
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ABCs of iOS: A VoiceOver Manual for Toddlers and Beyond

ABCs of iOS: A VoiceOver Manual for Toddlers and Beyond
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homeBOUND FOR ADVENTURE: Podcast to Promote O & M Skills Remotely

This interactive podcast is designed to help kids who are blind or visually impaired to increase their Orientation & Mobility (O&M) skills during the COVID-19 school closure.
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Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp

The Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp will run from mid-June to mid-August for kids who are blind or visually impaired.
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Kentucky Deafblind Derby Dash Virtual 5K!

Join the virtual Kentucky Deafblind Derby Dash and get your child moving!
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FVLM(t)A [ECC]: Comprehensive Evaluation and Reports for Blind and Low Vision Students

This webinar reviews the components of a comprehensive evaluation as required for determining educational vision services for students who are blind or who have low vision.
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The Adventures of Abby Diamond: Hiding in Plain Sight

Abby Diamond is a fictional character who is in the 5th grade and just happens to be blind. She has lots of adventures and this is the 6th book in the series.
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Distance Consultation in O&M Synchronous Approaches

Presentation on distance consultation in Orientation and Mobility using synchronous approaches