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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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Geometry Lesson Plans for Learners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

These Geometry lessons are designed for middle and high school who are blind or visually impaired and include links to a repository of 3D models for TVIs to use to support student learning.
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Project INSPIRE: Free Self-Paced Courses to Increase the STEM Potential of Individuals Who Read Braille

Announcement of free self-paced courses for TVIs, paraprofessionals, families and others working with braille students to practice the use of Nemeth Code within the UEB Context.
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Paths to Literacy Podcast on A Sense of Texas

Emily Coleman interviews Charlotte Cushman and Cyral Miller about Paths to Literacy for an episode of the "A Sense of Texas" podcast.
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Exploring Optical Devices with Elementary-Age Readers: Tomás and the Case of the Mysterious Missing Dog

A story and activity ideas for students with low vision to learn about optical devices and strategies
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Using the Motionleap App to Animate Salient Features

Add movement to salient features of words using the Motionleap app. This can be a helpful strategy for students with CVI.
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Online Accessible Periodic Table

This online periodic table is accessible with a screen reader.
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Introduction to Screen Reader Instruction

Introduction to Screen Reader Instruction is a free online course designed for professionals teaching students or clients to use a screen reader, such as JAWS, NVDA, or ChromeVox.
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Sound Travels: Evaluation, Collaboration, and Development Tools for Individuals who are DeafBlind

A collection of documents on special considerations for Orientation and Mobility (O&M) for students who are deafblind.
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Custom ADA Signs for Offices, Home, and more

We offer the largest selection of ADA Signs Online including restroom signs, handicap parking signs, fully compliant braille signs, custom signs & more.
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Story Time: Creating Meaningful Experience Stories With Your Students

Recorded webinar presentation on creating meaningful experience stories with your students
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Communication and Congenital Deafblindness

Communication and Congenital Deafblindness is a series of four booklets that are written to support and inspire individuals and teams that work with people who are deafblind.
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Supporting Communication for Learners who are Deaf-Blind and/or have Multiple Disabilities

This document was created to help teams to think about how best to support communication for learners who are deafblind or who have multiple disabilities.
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Stories Online: Accessible Stories from India

The Accessible Reading Materials library offers free online stories in various formats, including large print and audio, along with braille files and tactile overlays that can be created. Available in English and several Indian languages.
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Audio-Supported Reading (ASR)

In this webinar, Karen Narvol discusses how listening and reading comprehension are connected, and identifies technologies which support Audio Supported Reading.
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The CViConnect Professional Edition is designed to allow a student’s educational team to work collaboratively in order to provide a consistent approach at school and home.
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Project SALUTE: Successful Adaptations for Learning to Use Touch Effectively

Results from Project Salute, which was designed to be a resource on tactile learning strategies for working with children who are deafblind or blind with additional disabilities.
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Braille Assessment Checklist

This Braille Assessment Checklist is free to download and can help to track EBAE and UEB, from the alphabet through special symbols.
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Louie Voice Control: Free Android App to Control your Apps with Just Voice Commands

Louie Voice Control is a free Android app to control your other apps with just voice commands.
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Sight-Sim is a free online tool that allows users to simulate visual acuity and contrast sensitivity corresponding to the visual impairment of a particular individual.