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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
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Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 7: An Introduction for Blind Users

This new edition of Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 7 offers detailed instructions for beginners.
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Screen Readers Don't Always Read What's On The Screen

Find out how punctuation marks and typographic symbols are handled by different types of screen reading software.
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Super Duper Data Tracker App

This application is an easy and convenient way to track and share data on student performance.
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Shadow Puppet Free App

Ideas on how to use the free app Shadow Puppet as a tool for students who are blind or visually impaired to create their own slideshow and stories
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Math Melodies Free Accessible App

Math Melodies is a free accessible math app created for all children but specifically designed for students with visual impairments.
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StoryKit App

StoryKit is a free app that can be used to create stories with text, images, and sound.
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3-D Printing for Emerging Braille Readers

The Fittle project creates braille puzzles for beginning readers using 3-D printing.
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Braille Squad -- Free app!

This free app is designed for beginning braille readers, using an iPad paired with a refreshable braille display.
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Apps to Help You Get Started with a New iOS Device

An overview of apps for iOS devices, with an emphasis on those designed for users who are blind or visually impaired.
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App for Free Audio Books through Audiobooks HQ

This app, which is accessible using VoiceOver, can be used to download free audiobooks.