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Using the Shadow Puppet Free App to Create Student Portfolios

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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Using Book Creator To Make Engaging Literacy Materials

The Book Creator app can be used to make literacy materials more engaging for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
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Tutorial for the Focus 14: Writing an Email Message

A parent-created tutorial to send an email message with the Focus 14 refreshable braille display from Freedom Scientific
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Typio Accessible Typing Tutor

Typio is an accessible typing program designed specifically for students with visual impairments. It has many options for customization, e.g. print size, auditory choices, colors, contrasts.
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Our Little Corner of the World: Where Braille and Assistive Technology Meet

Tips on using assistive technology with students who are blind or low vision, as well as those with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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Assistive Technology Assessment

Assistive technology assessment for students with special needs, including those who are blind or who have low vision, as well as those with multiple disabilities
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Braille Note Taker Curriculum

Curriculum with lesson plans for braille note takers, such as the Braille Note Apex and Braille Sense
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Video Demonstration of Editing Using Bluetooth Keyboard

Video demonstration of using bluetooth keyboard to teach students with visual impairments to edit and manipulate homework in Google Docs.
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Navigating Pages Document with RBD Commands

Video demonstrating navigation of the Pages app using refreshable braille display

iBrailler App

iBrailler is a free app for the iPad that turns a touchscreen into a braillewriter to create, edit or share notes.
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Typing on Your iDevice

Tips for using the accessibility features on an iOS device
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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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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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StoryKit App

StoryKit is a free app that can be used to create stories with text, images, and sound.
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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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MBraille app

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