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BARD Mobile App

BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) mobile app now available
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TypeAbility: Keyboard Instruction Software for JAWS and Magic

TypeAbility program offers computer keyboard instruction for users who are blind or visually impaired
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Braille Displays for iOS

Information about braille displays for iOS devices, including iPad, iTouch, and iPhone, as well as an overview of accessibility for users who are blind or visually impaired.
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Talking Digital Magnifiers

Comparison of talking digital magnifiers and their use as assistive technology tools for individuals who are visually impaired or who have low vision
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UAbacus App Now Available!

iPad application called UAbacus, to provide information about the use of the Cranmer abacus for computation
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Personalized Education Apps

iPad application that is personalized for each child or adult using it.
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MBraille app

MBraille is a free app that brings you a mobile braille keyboard.
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Using VoiceOver with the Accessible Amazon iOS Kindle App

This article discusses using VoiceOver with the new Kindle app from Amazon
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Making Movies: Rock Center with Brian Williams

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3Doodler: The World's First 3D Printing Pen

Three-dimensional pen allows creation of tactile graphics for students who are blind or visually impaired
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NVDA: NonVisual Desktop Access

Announcing free open source screen reader called NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA)
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iOS Success: Making the iPad Accessible

Announcement of new book about iOS accessibility for users who are blind
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Common Core Standards App

Free app to view the Common Core Standards
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Talking Graphing Calculator

Introduction to the new talking graphic calculator for students who are blind or visually impaired
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LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial

The LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial is a helpful introduction to anyone who is new to VoiceOver.
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Pages: iPad Word Processing App

Pages is an accessible word processing app for students with visual impairments.
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Ballyland Educational Software

Ballyland is educational software designed for young children children who are blind or visually impaired
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TOTLB's Top 10 Apps for the iPad!

These were voted to be the best iPad apps for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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Early Learning Access Technology Framework

The Early Learning Access Technology Framework document is a guide for families and educators to introduce technology to children who are blind or have significant visual impairment.
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Assistive Technology in Action (video)

Video of young boy with visual impairment using Mountbatten brailler and other assistive technology.