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Ballyland Magic Plus

The Ballyland Magic Plus app is designed for children who are blind or visually impaired to learn and practice touch gestures for VoiceOver, Apple's screen reader.
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Assistive Technology Vendor Support List

This contact list includes information about which assistive technology vendors offer support.
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Android Apps for Users with Visual Impairment

Joy of Android shares recommendations of Android apps for users with visual impairments.
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ABCs of iOS: A VoiceOver Manual for Toddlers and Beyond

ABCs of iOS: A VoiceOver Manual for Toddlers and Beyond
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homeBOUND FOR ADVENTURE: Podcast to Promote O & M Skills Remotely

This interactive podcast is designed to help kids who are blind or visually impaired to increase their Orientation & Mobility (O&M) skills during the COVID-19 school closure.
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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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Using Google Classroom on a Braillenote Touch

Find out how to access assignments on Google Classroom using a Braillenote Touch
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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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Panopreter Text-to-Speech Software

Panopreter Text-to-Speech Software
Teacher's computer is the source that connects to the classroom projector and student's tablet.

VNC Connect for Mirroring Direct to Student Tablet

Step-by-step instructions showing how to set up VNC Connect so that students with visual impairment can access on their tablets content that is being projected in the classroom.
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Ballyland Mágico: Spanish Version of App

Ballyland Magico is a Spanish app that is designed to help children who are blind or visually impaired learn and practice a number of touch gestures for VoiceOver on an iPhone or iPad (iOS device).
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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