Digital Transitions

Educators and publishers are working to resolve new issues as our classrooms transition to digital learning environments. Digital Transitions is a resource to help educators to provide feedback and to keep current on evolving transition topics. The current transition topics are: how to convert and create digital materials; information about online assessments; accessible online and digital materials resources; and, the transition to UEB braille code.

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Moving Forward with Accessible Digital Math: Part 1

What math-related tech skills should we be teaching now?
Photo of hands on a braille quadratic formula and speech bubble with printed formula; text, "Automated Math Textbook"

Automated Method for Creating Math Textbooks in Braille

Are you tired of waiting for the braille version of a math textbook?
Photo of girl sitting on stack of books reading & photo of computer, phone with ear buds. Text: "Dual Reader VS. multimedia

Dual Media or Multimedia?

Which is the most appropriate term?
Vision at a Glance template: Google Doc with cute curly-head boy on a template with student data, vision, & modifications

Vision at a Glance Template

Use this simple template to share your student's needs with general ed teachers!
Screenshot of CodeQuest app, with a path through 3x5 maze and text, "Teaching CodeQuest"

Teaching the CodeQuest App to Students who are Visually Impaired

Coding concept games are navigating through a maze; how can students with visual impairments access digital mazes?
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Creating a Basic PowerPoint Presentation Step by Step

A basic, step by step approach to creating Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations using JAWS for the blind and visually impaired.
Screenshot of Cosmic Numbers level 1: Astronaut Tommy is on #1 of the Number Line with text, "Cosmic Numbers App"

Teaching Number Line Math Skills Part 3: Accessible App

Cosmic Numbers is an accessible number line created to teach basic digital number lines skills for students who are visually impaired.
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Creating Audio Descriptions for Music Videos with YouDescribe

How my brother and I worked together to created audio description for a music video, using the song, "Me!" by Taylor Swift & Brendon Urie.
Logan's hands on a tactile number line with a braille math worksheet beside him.

Teaching Number Line Math Skills: Part 2

Introducing addition and subtraction to a young braille student using a number line.
First grade student with two hands counting out squares and moving a ladybug object to the desired number line 10-frame square.

Teaching Number Line Math Skills: Part 1

Simple fun ways to adapt and teach basic number line concepts to a young braille student.

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