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Tips for Technology Needs of Academic Braille User

Tips to address the technology needs of students who are blind or visually impaired academic braille-users who are college-bound
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KNFB Reader App

The KNFB Reader iOS app makes printed text accessible using text-to-speech and braille output.
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Braille Tutor App

The Braille Tutor app provides an introduction to learning and typing Unified English Braille (UEB).
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Assistive Technology Assessment Webcast

Video of assistive technology assessment for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
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Braillist app

This free app allows you to use your iOS device as a virtual braille keyboard.
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Video of Florida School for the Deaf and Blind and SMART Brailler

Video of students using the Perkins SMART brailler at Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
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Product Review of SMART Brailler

Product review of the Perkins SMART Brailler
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Webinar on 3D Printing of Accessible Materials in Schools

Webinar on three-dimensional (3D) printing and its application to the education of students who are blind or visually impaired
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Visual Brailler App from APH

Visual braille is a free app that can be used as a braille editor
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Braille Reference App

The Braille Reference App allows users to look up braille symbols and contractions while on the go.
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VI Assistive Technology

Assistive technology resources for students who are blind or visually impaired
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Exploring Braille App

The Exploring Braille app teaches the braille alphabet to young children who are blind or visually impaired
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Therapy Tools Free App

Free iOS app that aids therapists and teachers in their everyday sessions with their students
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Braille Study App

iOS application to practice braille skills
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Hadley Video on Using the Notes app in iOS

Video about the Notes app and accessibility features on iOS
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"Introducing Braille" iBook from Blogger Laurie Hudson

A new iBook on Introducing Braille to young children by Laurie Hudson is now available.
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Perkinput App

Free app that lets you enter text to an iPad or iPhone without using a keyboard
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Accessible Math Apps

Algebra Champ and Math Melodies are accessible apps to reinforce math skills for students with visual impairments.
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Keynote App to Support Sign Language and Communication

Keynote app is a great way to share a child's own individual signs with others.
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Free App Converts Image to Sound

This free app converts camera image to sound.