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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...
Screenshot from Google Classroom & JAWS introduction video with an animated instructor standing in front of a white board.

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...
Using GSuites with a screen reader.

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.  ...
SeeNow vision simulation website.  "What does being 'blind' look like?"

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...
Su Park's fingers reading the Nemeth code braille on her braille display.

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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IFTTT (If This Then That) Automation

Automate your house using a IFTTT program.  If This Then That is a recipe that when an identified trigger happens, then a certain action will be performed.  This is particularly beneficial for people...
Screenshot of the first level (introducing home keys) of the Dance Mat Typing game.

Dance Mat Typing Game: Students with Low Vision.

Dance Mat Typing is a free interactive computer game that teaches keyboarding skills.  This fun game has an unforgettable cast of characters who provide both coaching and kudos for a job well done!  ...
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Free Computer Games for Blind/Visually Impaired Children

These websites offer free games that accessible for students who are visually impaired or blind.  Each website offers multiple games; these sound-based games do not require screen readers.  The three...
Shubham Banerjee soldering a computer chip with the text on top of the image: "Your screen reader can't read this text"

Braigo Platform: Web app that extracts text from images

Braigo Platform is a free web application that extracts text from images.  This technology is beneficial for students who are visually impaired and blind, especially when students are surfing...
Logo brightly colored circles with the braille and print text, "LEAP".

LEAP: computer games

LEAP (Listen - LEArn - Play) is a series of three basic computer games designed for students with visual impairments and blindness.  These free games introduce students to using only a few basic keys...

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