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The 7 Best Apps to Help People with Visual Impairments Recognize Objects

An adult with a visual impairment shares his recommendation for the best apps to help people who are blind or with low vision to recognize objects. Includes suggestions for both iOS and Android.
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Free Braille Books from the Braille Bindery!

Free braille books are available from a number of sources in the United States. The Braille Bindery at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan has been creating free braille books for more than 40 years.
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4 to 24 Free App Designed to Build Skills for Future Success and Employment

The 4 to 24 Free App from The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision is designed to build skills for future success as an adult, including employment and independent living skills.
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Thai Video Clips to Share with Kindergarten Students Learning Braille and Their Families

By Noie
These video clips are designed to familiarize families and young children with braille numbers 1-10 and the English alphabet.
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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.

Biobehavioral States and Availability for Learning

Biobehavioral States are critical to understand in order to identify when a student with complex learning needs, including sensory impairments and health challenges, may be available to learn.
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Hoja de Monitoreo para el Currículo Básico Expandido

Spanish translation of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) Screening Tool: El Currículo Básico Expandido (CBE)
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Amber Sound Touch: Free Online Music Resource

Amber Sound Touch is a set of free online resources for teaching music to children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.
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Seeing Sadie and CVI

A website designed to share lesson ideas and other resources for teaching children with cortical/cerebral visual impairment (CVI).
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Digitally Accessible Math Worksheets

Many math worksheets are not accessible to people who use screen readers. In this blog you'll find math worksheets that can be used by people who use screen readers, people who use keyboard only, as well as those who want braille output.
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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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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