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Exploring the Use of the iPad for Literacy Instruction

Find out more about accessibility settings for the iPad and other tips for using the iPad for literacy instruction with students who are blind or visually impaired.
BARD mobile app on YouTube

BARD Mobile App on YouTube

These videos from NLS provide an overview of the BARD mobile app.

Free Webinars on ZoomText

Free webinars about ZoomText
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iPad Applications, Accessories and Modifications

Applications, accessories and modifications for iPads for students with multiple disabilities
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iOS7 Accessibility Features

This article explores the accessibility features of iOS7.
Creating a bibliography using talking software

Creating a Bibliography using WORD

This video demonstrates how to create a bibliography in various formats using WORD and talking software.
Reinforcing braille literacy using iPad

Reinforcing Braille Literacy Using the iPad

Webinar about using braille input with iPad for learners who are blind
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Tactile Rendering of 3D Features on Touch Surfaces

Tactile touchscreen developed by researchers at Disney
Woman with glasses reads enlarged text on a computer screen.

The First PDF Reader for People Who Are Visually Impaired

Assistive technology allows people with low vision to read PDFs.
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Demonstration of the New BARD Mobile App

Demonstration on how to use new BARD mobile app to access audio books and braille content
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BARD Mobile App

BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) mobile app now available
Typeability keyboard instruction

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.
Talking digital magnifier

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
Screenshot of Magical Box and Playlists

Personalized Education Apps

iPad application that is personalized for each child or adult using it.
Mbraille screenshot

MBraille app

MBraille is a free app that brings you a mobile braille keyboard.
Kindle app from Amazon

Using VoiceOver with the Accessible Amazon iOS Kindle App

This article discusses using VoiceOver with the new Kindle app from Amazon
Students in a film-making class

Making Movies: Rock Center with Brian Williams

3-D bird

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

Three-dimensional pen allows creation of tactile graphics for students who are blind or visually impaired