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WHAT and HOW Does This Child See?

WHAT and HOW Does This Child See? by Lea Hyvärinen, MD, PhD, FAAP, and Namita Jacob, PhD, is now available in its second edition.
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Learning through Touch: Supporting Learners with Multiple Disabilities and Vision Impairment through a Bioecological Systems Perspective

Learning through Touch: Supporting Learners with Multiple Disabilities and Vision Impairment through a Bioecological Systems Perspective is designed for practitioners working with learners with multiple disabilities and vision impairment.
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Braille Letters from Santa

Braille letters from Santa Claus can be sent to children in many parts of the English-speaking world this Christmas!
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CVI and Autism: Shared Behaviors, Not Diagnoses

Dr. Christine Roman discusses the shared behaviors in cortical visual impairment (CVI) and autism in this YouTube video.
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Panopreter Text-to-Speech Software

Panopreter Text-to-Speech Software
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Using Braille Stickers to Create Cards

These braille stickers from Kellogg's Rice Crispies can be used to create cards for friends, family or clients who are blind or visually impaired.
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VNC Connect for Mirroring Direct to Student Tablet

Step-by-step instructions showing how to set up VNC Connect so that students with visual impairment can access on their tablets content that is being projected in the classroom.
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Considerations for States Providing Materials in Braille

Considerations for States Providing Materials in Braille is a brief designed to to provide information on, and recommendations for, appropriate braille materials for students.
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White Cane Safety Day 2019

White Cane Safety Day (also known as White Cane Awareness Day) is observed every year on October 15th.
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Ballyland Mágico: Spanish Version of App

Ballyland Magico is a Spanish app that is designed to help children who are blind or visually impaired learn and practice a number of touch gestures for VoiceOver on an iPhone or iPad (iOS device).
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Tools to Support You in Having a Student with a Visual Impairment in Your K-6 General Education Classroom

These self-paced training modules are designed for general education teachers who have a student who is blind or visually impaired in their classroom.
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Orientation and Mobility 101

This self-paced video training module is designed to give teachers an overview of Orientation and Mobility for students who are blind or low vision.
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How Can I Support the Student Who Is Using Technology?

How Can I Support the Student who is Using Technology? is a self-paced video training module to introduce you to some of the assistive technology that your student with vision impairment may be using.
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What Is My Role in Adapting Materials?

This self-paced training module is designed to help you to understand your role in adapting materials for students who are blind or visually impaired.
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You and Your Student's Paraprofessional Working Together

You and Your Student's Paraprofessional Working Together is a self-paced training module designed to help you work with your student's teaching assistant to support, rather than impede them.
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How Do Students Write Using Braille?

How Do Students Write Using Braille? is a self-paced training module designed to help teachers understand how students can produce braille.
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What is Braille and How Do Students Read It?

What is Braille and How Do Students Read It? is a self-paced module designed to help teachers understand that braille is a code.
A boy uses a white board and a computer screen

How Do I Support the Print Reader in My Classroom?

How Do I Support the Print Reader in My Classroom? is a self-paced video module designed to give you information on how students with low vision can access print.
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Who's on My Student's Educational Team?

Who's on My Student's Educational Team? is a self-paced teacher training module designed to help team members understand who is involved with students with visual impairments.
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Functional Vision Assessment 101

Functional Vision Assessment 101 is a self-paced teacher training module to help you understand how your student uses his or her vision in various environments.

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