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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.
Student using long white cane with O & M specialist

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.
Blurred image simulating what someone with 20/400 sees

Understanding the Numbers Behind a Student's Visual Impairment and the Use of Functional Vision

Understanding the Numbers Behind a Student's Visual Impairment and the Use of Functional Vision is a self-paced training module designed to teach the meaning of visual acuity and field measurements.
A young girl glues feathers onto a page.

How Do You Use Your Vision?

How Do You Use Your Vision? is a self-paced training module designed to help you understand how you use your vision.
A young girl holds up a pan of cupcakes with candles

Parties and Playdates

Parties and Playdates is a free downloadable guide with ideas to promote social inclusion for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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UEB Prep App

UEB Prep is a a free app designed to teach Unified English Braille (UEB) to people who are sighted.
Make Mathematics Easy for Blind Children

Mathematics Made Easy: Instructional Videos

This Mathematics Package for Teachers presents a series of instructional videos for educators and families of students with visual impairment.
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Teaching Pinch Gesture for iPad

Wondering how to teach a pinch gesture on the iPad? Try this 3D printed device which reveals photos to surprise and motivate students with low vision.
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UEB Practice Sentences - Second Edition (NEW 2019)

UEB Practice Sentences can be used to teach braille students contractions.
Cover of The Counting Method for the Cranmer Abacus

The Counting Method for the Cranmer Abacus

"The Counting Method for the Cranmer Abacus" is a new publication available from TSBVI (Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired).
Debra reading a book with a boy sitting on her lap.

Seedlings Makes Reading Affordable with Free and Low-Cost Braille Books for Kids!

Seedlings makes reading affordable with free and low-cost braille books for kids! With the mission of promoting braille literacy, Seedlings Braille Books for Children makes books available to children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind.
CVI for the TVI Webinar Series

CVI for the TVI: Webinar Series

Find out how you can learn more about CVI (cortical visual impairment) and address the challenges for educators and other professionals in this monthly webinar series.
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Appropriate Prescribing Practices for Optical Device Use in Students with Low Vision

Position Paper from AER (Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired) on Appropriate Prescribing Practices for Optical Device Use in Students with Low Vision
Common Lit with Duxbury braille translation

CommonLit: Free Website with Grade Level Stories

CommonLit is a free website that can be searched using various filters. The stories can then be put into Duxbury to emboss them for braille students.
Hand reading braille words "dog bark"

dAPDots: Books for Early Braille Readers

dAPDots: Books for Early Braille Readers are designed to print at home with emboss or swell formats. The goal is to promote braille literacy by making braille books more readily available to young readers who are blind or visually impaired.
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Chromebook Basics for Students with Low Vision

Chromebook Basics for Students with Low Vision provides a comprehensive introduction to getting started with Chromebooks with students who have a visual impairment, including accessibility features and settings and tips for students with low vision.
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Messy and Muddy: A Guide to Outdoor Play for Children with Vision Impairment

RNIB shares a wonderful guide to outdoor play for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Format Your Word Documents with JAWS and NVDA

Learn how to format your Word documents with JAWS and NVDA! This guide is helpful for students, as well as adults.

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