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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
Exploring Braille app

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.
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Updated Version of Math Melodies

This free app is designed to help students with visual impairments in mainstream elementary math classrooms.
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Comparing Braille Notetakers with iOS Devices

Comparison of braille notetakers with iOS devices maintains that each has advantages and there is a place for both.
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How to Write AT Goals in the IEP for Implementation & Instruction

TVI Yue-Ting Siu shares an article about how to implement technology into practice and how to create IEP goals to facilitate the process.
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Story Creator App

The Story Creator app is an excellent way to support children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, to create audio books.
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3-D Printing Presentation from CSUN

Presentation and resources on 3D Printing and 3D Creation for Tactile Graphics