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Smart Brailler

Perkins Smart Brailler

Find out how the Smart Brailler can help to promote braille literacy with auditory feedback and lessons

Accessible iOS Technology & Apps

iTechnology and apps that have been used successfully with individuals with deafblindness or with visual impairments and additional disabilities
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Download 161 Free Assistive Technology Applications

Online directory where persons with disabilities can download free Windows software to make their PC more accessible.
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iPad Resources from two TVIs

Marsha Bork and Faye Gonzalez share information about the accessibility features of the iPad and iPhone for people who are blind or visually impaired
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Accessibility Features for the iPad for Users Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Overview of accessibility features on Apple iPad for users who are blind or visually impaired includes information on VoiceOver and Zoom
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Kelso Presentation on Assistive Technology

This video lecture provides an overview of some tools and devices used by students who are blind or visually impaired to assist their daily activities
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20 Great Android Apps for Kids with CVI or Low Vision

20 Great Android Apps for Kids with CVI or Low Vision
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Technology Objectives from Anne Arundel County Vision Program IEP Bank

IEP goals include use of computer keyboards, using screen magnification & screen reading software, using accessibility options, notetaking devices
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Low Vision Technology Assessment

This checklist of technology skills is a helpful tool to identify where a student with low vision is performing in the use of assistive technology devices.
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Assistive Technology Assessment Summary

This Assistive Technology Assessment Summary can be used as a follow-up to a Learning Media Assessment (LMA) to help to determine what type of assistive technology would be most beneficial.
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Inexpensive Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers

This article examines a variety of free and inexpensive programs that can be used to address the learning needs of students with reading deficits.
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Technology Supports for Struggling Readers

35-page training module that addresses five research-based components of effective reading programs: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comp
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The GumDrop iPad Case

The GumDrop iPad Case is a protective case that is available for iPads, iPhones, or iPhones.
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Digital Image and Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials

Overview of The DIAGRAM Center website, which has been created to improve the way image and graphic content for accessible instructional materials (AIM) is produced and accessed.

Adaptive Equipment to Promote Literacy

List of software, hardware, and resources that help students with multiple disabilities participate in reading and writing

W3C MathML Software List

Directory of software that uses MathML
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Access Technology Blog

Find out the latest information about access technology for users who are blind or visually impaired through this blog from NFB.

Using Computers to Teach Literacy Skills

Tips on how computer activities can be used to promote language acquisition, improve understanding of symbols, pictures, words with deafblind students