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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.
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Every Child Can! The ECC from a Preschool Perspective

Every Child Can! is a DVD or USB on the Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (ECC) for preschool children
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Accessible Crossword Puzzle App

These crossword puzzles are accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, using a screen reader or Voice Over. The content corresponds to all areas of the standard general curriculum for grades 5-12.
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The World Under My Fingers: Personal Reflections on Braille

The World Under My Fingers: Personal Reflections on Braille is a publication of NFB (National Federation of the Blind) discussing the importance of braille literacy.
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TactileTalk Toolkit and Guidebook for iPad

TactileTalk Toolkit and Guidebook for iPad are designed to promote communication and literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities using an iPad with a tactile overlay and tangible symbols with voice output
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Using Book Creator To Make Engaging Literacy Materials

The Book Creator app can be used to make literacy materials more engaging for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
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Accessible Ballyland Coding App

Accessible Ballyland Coding App is designed to teach computational thinking and coding to young students who are blind or visually impaired.
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Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (NFB BELL)

Summer braille instruction program from National Federation of the Blind promotes braille literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired.
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Durable Braille Flashcards

These durable braille flashcards can be made on blank playing cards, which are available online from Amazon.
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Using iPad and Stylus and Mac to Create Tactile Graphics

Find out how to use an iPad, Stylus, and Mac to create tactile graphics for National Read Across America Day!