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A Bill of Rights for All Children with Visual Impairment and Their Families

A Bill of Rights for All Children with Visual Impairment and their Families was created by COSB and AER.
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Ballyland Code 3 Pick Up: Inclusive Learn-to-Code App for iPad

Ballyland Code 3 Pick Up is an inclusive Learn-to-Code App for iPad that introduces young students to Coding and Computational thinking on an iPad, including those who are blind or visually impaired.
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Nemeth Online Tutorial from TSBVI

A free online tutorial on the Nemeth Code is now available from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). Nemeth Code is used for braille math and science notations.
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Podcasts from Perkins

Perkins eLearning has launched a series of podcasts, which are now available free online. Topics include CVI, Active Learning and parenting a child with multiple disabilities.
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The Oregon Project for Preschool Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

The Oregon Project for Preschool Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
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Assistive Technology and Self-Determination

These lessons focus on Assistive Technology and Self-Determination for students who are blind or visually impaired.
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ECC Infused Skills Assessment: Google Forms

These Google forms can be used to assess students with multiple disabilities in collaboration with the full team.
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IRS Tax Forms Available in Braille and Text Format

IRS tax forms and instructions are available in accessible formats in text and braille ready file formats.
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UEB Math Online

UEB Math Online is an e-learning braille course for professionals and parents who wish to learn Unified English Braille mathematics.
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Flip-Over FACES App to Explore Facial Expressions

Flip-Over FACES is the latest app from American Printing House for the Blind (APH), designed for children with low vision or autism to explore facial expressions.
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An Idea Comes to Life: The Occluder

Learn how to make your own occluder to decrease visual clutter for students with CVI (cortical visual impairment).
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AAC for Students with CVI: Webinar

Dr. Christine Roman and Dr. Sarah Blackstone, SLP present a webinar on the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for students with cortical visual impairment (CVI) and CCN (Complex Communication Needs).
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Sensory App House

Sensory App House creates apps for stimulation, relaxation, fun, digital art and speech therapy for individuals with complex needs or multiple disabilities.
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App for Creating Flashcards: Sight Words - Record and Read

This app for creating flashcards allows users to add and record new words, which makes it helpful for students who are blind or visually impaired to do review work.
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Expanded Core Curriculum Screening Tool

This Expanded Core Curriculum Screening Tool is a way for teams to share information, collect feedback, and create charts with all members of a student's team regarding strengths, areas of need, and items that are not a need at this time.
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CVI Book Builder

CVI Book Builder provides materials to create simple books with low complexity for children with cortical visual impairment
April is CVI Literacy Awareness Month

CVI Literacy Awareness Month

April is CVI Literacy Awareness Month! Learn about how cortical visual impairment impacts literacy instruction & skill development
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Help Kidz Learn: Educational Games

Online educational games that are accessible through mouse and keyboard, switches, touch screen, eye gaze, etc.
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Make Your Own Tactile Memory Game

Create your own Tactile Memory Game to promote inclusion with family, friends, and classmates of children and youth who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind, including those with multiple disabilities. Practice tactile discrimination & braille!
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Humpty Dumpty and Other Touching Rhymes Now in UEB

Humpty Dumpty and Other Touching Rhymes is now available in UEB (Unified English Braille) for children ages preschool and up. This is a fun way to promote braille literacy with classic rhymes and tactile illustrations.