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Coffee Hour with TSBVI Outreach

These free discussions will be hosted via Zoom and will focus on various topics.
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Virtual Field Trips

Ideas for virtual field trips that are accessible to students with visual impairments.
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Virtual Training and Access Using Zoom Platform with Keyboard Commands

Virtual training and access using Zoom Platform using keyboard commands for students who are blind or visually impaired using distance learning or remote instruction
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Virtual Expanded Core Education Learning (ExCEL) Academy for Students with Visual Impairments

Virtual Expanded Core Education Learning (ExCEL) Academy for Students with Visual Impairments
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Free Access to Objective Ed Digital Curriculum!

To help students with visual impairments during this crisis, ObjectiveEd is providing free access to their digital curriculum to schools and teachers to use with their students through the end of the current 2019/2020 school year.
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Using Google Classroom on a Braillenote Touch

Find out how to access assignments on Google Classroom using a Braillenote Touch
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National Homework Hotline for Blind/Visually Impaired Students (NHH-BVI)

Free homework help hotline for students in the United States who are blind or visually impaired during the coronavirus / COVID 19 pandemic.
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Connecting to a BrailleNote Touch Plus via Zoom Meeting

Step-by-step instructions to connect to a BrailleNote Touch Plus via Zoom Meeting
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"Flatten the Curve" Graphic in Accessible Format

Make the term "Flatten the Curve" accessible to people with visual impairments, with this tactile graph.
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TVI Portal Maryland

The TVI Portal Maryland offers information about professional development and other resources for teachers of students with visual impairment.
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Sample Form: Benefits of Braille

This sample form is designed to be given to all students with visual impairment at their annual IEP or ARD meetings.
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Cerebral Visual Impairment: Free Training Lessons from CVI Scotland

CVI Scotland offers a series of free online training lessons, which are designed to teach people from any background the basics about cerebral visual impairment.
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The Legend of Holly and Zelda: From Object Activities to Contracted Braille

This documentary video tells the story of a girl who is blind with behavioral challenges who masters the braille code, by moving from object and auditory activities to contracted braille.
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Tactile Working Memory Scale: A Professional Manual

The Tactile Working Memory Scale (TWMS) is designed to give professionals tools to identify and assess tactile working memory in persons with deafblindness.
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Looking Ahead: Visual Impairment and School Eye Health Programs

This report from the World Bank examines some of the challenges facing students with visual impairments in developing countries, especially in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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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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Panopreter Text-to-Speech Software

Panopreter Text-to-Speech Software
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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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APH Downloadable Product Manuals

Product Manuals from American Printing House for the Blind (APH) are available free-of-charge.
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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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