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Hour of Code

Students are living in a digital world - computers are a part of every day life. Just as students need print and/or braille literacy, students also need to read computer language. Coding is a way to...

Quizlet and Low Vision

In the last two weeks, it seems like every time I turn around, I have another test or quiz that demands my attention- sometimes several in one day. While each class I study for is unique, I use the...
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BrailleBlaster: Free braille transcription software

The American Printing House for the Blind has been making educational materials more accessible for almost as long as braille has existed. And now we’re transforming access as dramatically as braille...

How to Make Music Accessible with Microsoft Publisher

I frequently create my own accessible copies of music for band, where I play clarinet. I don't use any specific music software, and instead choose to use Microsoft Publisher, a desktop publishing...

Going Paperless with Dropbox

As itinerant teachers, organization and access is key to being productive.  One thing that I have found helpful is going paperless by uploading paper versions of documents onto the Dropbox app.  That...

Screen Sharing with Mikogo

Screen sharing is a well known feature in the world of technology.  It is used for presentations, remote PC repair, etc. One application that is relevant in the world of visual impairments is sharing...
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Blinded Guide: an Accessible PC Game

Blind Bob wants to go for a walk around his busy neighborhood; however, there are all kinds of hazards along the way. Listen carefully to guide Bob around  poles, open manhole covers, trees, and...
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TSBVI's Google Classroom and JAWS Video Tutorials

TSBVI's Short-Term Programs offer technology courses to students through short-term classes and through distance learning classes. What about students who do not live in Texas?  No problem!  The...
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WhiteNote App: Music Application for Visually Impaired

Music scores are not readily available in an accessible format to students who are taking band and/or music classes. Often the band/music director will manually create recordings for students who are...

Accessible Coding: What's Out There?

Coding is a lifestyle. In today's digital society there are literally thousands of resources to learn the craft. Whether it be the code that controls the stuff you "see" in the form of HTML, CSS...
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Memor-i Studio: Create your own accessible games

Imagine if anyone could easily create educational electronic games. Imagine now that these were automatically inclusive, so that blind kids could also play. Well, this is not imagination any more, it...
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New SAS Software helps blind users see data in unique way

Charts and graphs provide data in a visual representation; how can students with visual impairments in a digital classroom access the same visual information?  The recently released SAS Graphics...
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Google Docs and Sheets with a Screen Reader: Resources

Are you having trouble using Google Docs and Sheets when using JAWS, NVDA or a screen reader?  Normally, when you open Google Drive, Docs or Sheets, the virtual cursor is automatically turned off.  ...
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SeeNow: On-line Vision Simulator

It is difficult to image what a person with a visual impairment might see as he/she moves around his community.  Most people with visual impairments do have some functional vision; however, there may...

Kid-Friendly Search Engines and Accessibility

How do you keep students - especially young students - safe when they are doing online research?  Can you prevent students from stumbling across inappropriate pictures and content?  Thankfully, there...
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Accessible Equation Editor: Online Braille Math

As our classrooms become online classrooms, providing digital math in a braille format has been a critical issue.  Math has traditionally been provided as hard copy braille, even when other subjects...
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Reviews of Accessible Online Christmas Shopping Websites & Apps

Christmas is just around the corner and many people are leaving the crowds behind and opting for online shopping.  Want to know what websites/apps are accessible?  Read these reviews for detailed...
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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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TypeFaster Typing Tutor

TypeFaster Typing Tutor is a free online typing program that has three versions:  Standard, Accessible, and Spanish.  The Standard version is black and white with letters flashing in red.  A teacher...
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Unite for Literacy: Free Digital Picture Books

Unite for Literacy has a mission: to provide a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a life-long love of reading....

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