General Resources

By Accessible Science
This 13:50 minute video from DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) shows how to make science accessible to students... read more
By Laura Hospitál
APH offers templates for producing tactile graphics in numerous fields including science.  New graphics are added regularly and the user can sign up... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Acorn Naturalists offers a host of 3-D models appropriate for students with visual impairment.   The following is from the Acorn Naturalists website... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind ) was founded almost 70 years in 1948  ago by Anne T. Macdonald to provide accessible textbooks to... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Bookshare provides accessible books without a fee for students with print disabiities.  Students with visual impairment can access both textbooks and... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The Full Option Science System (FOSS) available through Delta Education provides a hands-on curriculum, which is vital for maintaining interest and... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Irie AT is commited to providing accessible resources for adults and students who have visual impairments. The Irie AT website includes an extensive... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Sensational Books is devoted to making art more accessible for those who are blind or visually impaired.  The company was founded by   Ann Cunningham... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The Braille Superstore offers a wide variety of Braille books as well as housewares, travel products, low vision products, toys and games,Braille... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Maxi - Aids is the leading provider of on-line adaptive products for the blind and visually impaired.  The company is owned and operated by... read more
By Accessible Science
This study guide to the systems of the body includes annotated links to a information on the following topics: Circulatory System Respiratory... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The following description is from the NCAM (National Center for Accessible Media) website: The POET Image Description Tool launched in 2012 – an open... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Through extensive research, the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WBGH in Boston has provided an extensive set of image guidelines.  ... read more
By Laura Hospitál
I discovered this website while writing the recent blog on Humor in science instruction.  It offers a science section which includes simple... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The Described and Captioned Media Project (DCMP) funded by the U.S. Department of Education has a mission to provide equal access to communication... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The Science Kids website has a host of resources including the Weird Stuff section at the bottom left of the home page.  This section includes jokes... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Science First is a small family-owned  business founded in 1960 by Frank Lee, a college physics professor.  The business is still run by his family.... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
In this 17-minute video, Selma Walsh describes a range of strategies that she has used to include students with visual impairments in science classes... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The Audio Description Project is an initiative of the American Council of the Blind. It provides a wealth of information on how to access audio... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Each vendor at Blind Mice Mega Mall is visually impaired, so when you shop on-line through this website you are benefiting the VI community.  ... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The website Choose My Plate provides a wealth of resources for students, parents and teachers, related to nutrition. Many of the activities presented... read more
By Laura Hospitál
What could be cooler for middle schoolers than Gross Science? PBS Learning Media provides a host of TRULY gross resources for just this readersthip... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The iTunes store offers streaming access or download to over 85,000 movies and 300,000 TV episodes. There is no monthly fee for iTunes, but each... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Netflix offers DVDs by mail as well as streaming video of both movies and TV shows.  Monthly plans cost from $7.99 to $11.99 per month depending on... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Liquid level indicators provide auditory feedback when a cup is almost full.  Some of the models also provide visual or tactile feedback. Besides... read more
By Laura Hospitál
APH has made many of the guidebooks for their products available for free including some of the science resources including the following:... read more
By Laura Hospitál
More STEM apps are becoming available with the tactile talking pen and an entire STEM binder is available for $300.00.   For those not familiar with... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This incredibly neat app was shown to me by a very excited student last week. It actually gives an accurate description of the object which is... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Pinterest is a popular social media platform that is a virtual bulletin board. It allows users to "pin" images from websites to "boards" on... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This free app is available for download on iTunes.   Color Identifier uses the camera on your iPhone or iPod touch to speak the names of colors in... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The following is from the Wikki Stix Website describing the composition and uses of Wikki Stix.  They come in very handy for builiding raised lines... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The following description is from the APH Website:   This fun, colorful kit can be used for numerous educational and recreational... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Touch Graphics, in collaboration with scientists at the Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, announces the Talking Tactile Pen! This tool... read more
By Laura Hospitál
For your students with low vision who have to graph equations, and of course have to use graphing calculators, here is an inexpensive option you may... read more
By Laura Hospitál
When working with students who read below grade-level, it is invaluable to have text that it appropriate so as not to frustrate the student. I was... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) should be for ALL students, including those who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind or who have... read more
By Accessible Science
Perkins eLearning offers a range of self-paced tutorials on a variety of topics related to Science Education for students who are blind or visually... read more
By Kelsey Bronski
The inTACT Sketchpad makes it easy to create tactile graphics quickly, for whatever situation you are in. You simply draw with a stylus on the... read more
By abobnar
Why teach a student who is blind about light? Because it exists! This activity explains the basic foundation for teaching a student who is blind... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Perkins Science teacher, Kate Fraser, demonstrates how to heat water safely and efficiently in this 5-minute video.  She shows how to use a Hot Shot... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
This one-hour webinar is presented by Lillian Rankel, a science teacher and Marilyn Winograd, Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) and focuses on... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
In this 5-minute video Perkins Science teacher Kate Fraser discusses how to use playdoh to quickly illustrate science concepts with students who are... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
The National Resource Council has just released guidelines on implementing the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).  The major sections are:... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
This webinar from DIAGRAM (Digital Image and Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials) was held August 7, 2014.  It is geared toward publishers, UX... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Lillian Rankel, a science teacher and Marilyn Winograd, Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI), have teamed up to create this website for teaching... read more
By abobnar
What can a student who is blind learn through watering plants? Lots! Watering can be an opportunity to count leaves, talk about the plants, squeeze... read more
By abobnar
This simple experiment allows kids to play with sounds using readily available materials like a toilet paper roll, wax paper and a rubberband. You... read more
By abobnar
This article from WonderBaby.org outlines a simple science experiement for young children where they can discover the difference between hot and cold... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
In this video from Washington State School for the Blind Dr. Greg Williams from Independence Science demonstrates how to safely conduct and analyze... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
In these videos from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Susan Osterhaus presents information on the Orion TI-36X Talking Scientific... read more

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