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Animal Book for Children with CVI

This book of Animals for Children with CVI was created by the mother of a child with cortical visual impairment using simple drawings in red, yellow or white on a black background.
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Braille Course for Adults Transitioning from Print to Braille

Braille Course for Adults Transitioning from Print to Braille is now available through American Printing House for the Blind (APH).
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Developing an Effective IEP for Children with Deaf-Blindness: A Parent Mini-Guide

Developing an Effective IEP for Children with Deaf-Blindness: A Parent Mini-Guide is a resource that is designed to guide families through the development of an individualized education program for a child who is deafblind.
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Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines

These Educational Service Guidelines are designed to provide a framework from which meaningful, appropriate programming can be developed for students with deafblindness, i.e. a dual sensory impairment, or a combined vision and hearing loss.
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Weather Book for Children with CVI

This Weather Book for Children with cortical visual impairment uses clear contrast and minimal visual clutter.
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Remove Image Background

Free online tool to remove the image background with people in the foreground
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ICEB Newsletter

The International Council on English Braille (ICEB) has published their first quarterly newsletter with information and stories about ICEB, Unified English Braille (UEB), braille literacy, braille usage, and braille events.
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Times Table to Emboss in Braille

Download and emboss this multiplication table for your braille students.
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Bess and Friends Braille Scratch and Sniff Books

These scratch and sniff books with uncontracted braille are designed to provide a multi-sensory experience for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Free Apps Designed to Help People with Macular Degeneration Read

These two free apps were designed to help people with low vision due to macular degeneration read the news and eBooks on a tablet (iPad or Android).
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Planning for the Future of Your Child with Special Needs

Resources for families who are planning for the future of a child with special needs, including vocational rehabilitation, legal planning, and financial planning.
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Getting Started with Dolphin Easy Reader App

Dolphin Easy Reader App is a free accessible reading app for downloading digital books for students who are blind or visually impaired. TVI Greg Gerhart says this is a must-have cost-effective app!
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Picture Books Plus

Picture Books Plus is a Dutch publishing company that can adapt picture books to make them accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired with braille and tactile graphics.
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Reading Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments: A Classroom Teacher's Guide

Strategies to promote reading skills with students who are blind or visually impaired
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Using a Dry Eraser to Highlight Braille Dots

Video demonstrating how to use a dry erase eraser to highlight braille dots in an interpoint braille book
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A Sense of Texas Audio Podcast

A Sense of Texas Audio Podcast presents dialogs with families and professionals about services for students who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired.
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Free Braille Books from Xavier Society for the Blind

Xavier Society for the Blind provides braille, audio and large print spiritual and religious materials (mostly Catholic, but not strictly) at no cost.
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Apps to Support Mobile Literacy

Apps to support mobile literacy for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, through accessing text and accessing environmental print
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Treasure Stop from WPSBC

Treasure Stop shares ideas to adapt materials, games, books and more to encourage skill development in children with visual impairments.
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No Barriers Podcast

No Barriers Podcast with Erik Weihenmayer provides inspiration by sharing journeys of those who have faced barriers in their lives and persevered.

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