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BrailleBack Beta: Braille for Android Devices

BrailleBack app enables a blind user to connect a refreshable braille display to his/her Android device.  With your Android device running TalkBack, the BrailleBack app enables users to navigate,...
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Eclipse Soundscapes app and citizen science project

On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be seen by millions of people in the United States.  The Eclipse Soundscapes Project will help students with visual impairments experience the eclipse through...
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Rain Rain Sleep Sounds App: iOS & Android app for sleeping and anxiety

Many students who are blind or visually impaired have trouble sleeping.  Some students have switched day and night schedules, making it hard to fall asleep at night and to stay awake during class.  ...
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Intro to G Suite Accessibility

Google continues to expand and improve accessibility of Google suite.  Google suite (G suite) is a combination of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools developed in 2006 by Google.  G...
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Path Guide: Indoor Navigation App

Path Guide is a recently-released Android app that takes a unique approach to providing step-by-step navigation information for indoor travel. Microsoft's research project, Path Guide, uses the '...
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EziSmart: Making the smartphone easy and accessible for all

Written for Paths to Technology by Richard Chan Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter says: “The mobile phone is the hyperlink of humanity.” While the majority of people take the smart phone for granted,...
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Test-approved Graphing Calculator App

The next generation of graphing calculator - the Desmos app - is available at no cost! This app, which is accessible for users who are blind and visually impaired, is backed by Pearson and is...
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Text Relay for Deaf Blind Users

Students are taught what to do in case of an emergency.  Preschoolers and kindergarten students learn their address and phone number.  They also learn about fire safety and how to call 911 for help...
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335 Navigator App: Android music and audio app

Listen to over 10,000 on-line radio stations as well as media using the 335 Navigator App.  This free app is designed specifically for users who are visually impaired or blind and is fully accessible...
KNFB Reader: an accessible OCR app.

KNFB Instructional Videos

KNFB Reader is a mobile app that reads print aloud.  Designed specifically for users who are visually impaired or blind, KNFB Reader is accessible and easy to use.  KNFB Reader enables visually...
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Nearby Explorer: GPS app

Nearby Explorer is a full featured iOS and Android GPS app designed by APH for users who are blind.  Instead of just providing directions, it describes the environment in ways comparable to reading...
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WebSonora App: Android App

The WebSonora app is designed to enable users to easily search the Internet using voice commands and a simplified interface.  Once the app is opened, simply tap the screen and say the topic.  The app...
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Vicks SmartTemp Thermometer App Review

Do you want to take your temperature or someone else temperature - but you are not able to visually read the thermometer?  Check out BlindMomLife's video review of Vicks Smart Temp Thermometer.  The...

Teacher Created Quizzes: Socrative

No matter what technology your students are using in the classroom, here is an easy tool to create your own accessible digital quizzes, questions and polls.  Socrative is a free app (with the option...
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5 Top Apps for People with Limited Mobility

Do you work with a student who is visually impaired and in a wheelchair?  Here are five must-have apps recommended for people who use a wheelchair followed by some O&M considerations. 5 Apps...
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Instapaper: read articles off line

Does your student have homework reading assignments that require him/her to access an online article and your student does not have Internet at home?  No Internet - no problem!  The Instapaper app is...
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How to set up an Android tablet for the visually impaired

Learn how to make an Android's home screen more accessible for a user with low vision by making the icons bigger and how to change the background color scheme.  In this quick video, Timon Rosso...
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Interactive Nursery Rhyme Activities: iOS and Android App for Students with Low Vision

Nursery rhymes are an important part of early childhood development -  interactive nursery rhymes with activities are even better!  Young children are motivated to learn through these engaging, songs...
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Word for Android: How to Read a Document

Microsoft Word is now accessible on Android devices with TalkBack! Learn how to use TalkBack commands to read Word documents on Android devices. These same commands often work in other reading and...
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Aware App: Indoor Navigation App

The Aware App is designed to help visually impaired users to explore and travel indoor surroundings independently.  The Aware app, which runs on either iOS or Android smart phones, connects to...

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