Tech Ideas

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Stanford Research on 'Zoom Fatigue' and Suggestions

Video chat platforms are causing physical and mental fatigue; learn how to counteract their effects!
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Accessible Computing Education Webinar

Hear first-hand coding experiences from blind or low vision programmers, K-12 students and TVIs!
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Compass Program: Informational Meeting and Registration

Questions about Compass, a Perkins' virtual enrichment program for students in grades 9 - 11.
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Project Inspire STEM Focus Group

Recruiting for a focus group about experiences of 6th to 12th grade braille readers in STEM classes.
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Connection Issues with Mantis Q40 and Chameleon 20

iOS 14.4 software update is causing connection problems!
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Scribe for Meetings

Software that makes PowerPoint slides in Zoom meetings accessible in "real time"!
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Project Inspire: Spring 2021 Nemeth Courses

"Nemeth Code Symbols for Fractions" and "Spatial Problems and Geometry and Tactile Graphics for Students in Grades 3 - 8" are the spring courses!
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JAWS 2021 Math Support Update

JAWS and Fusion now supports reading math content in Word documents!
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iOS 14: Screen Recognition

VoiceOver automatically recognizes and labels buttons, icons and other elements - even if these elements were not optimized for VoiceOver!
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Freedom Scientific: Student of the Month

Share your success with technology and win!
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STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities 2020

Connect with role models who have disabilities and who are thriving in STEM careers! Video Recording now available.
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Access and Engagement to Education Study 2

Examining the impact of COVID-19 on students birth -21 with visual impairments, their families and professionals in the United States and Canada.
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White Cane Day 2020: Pete the Cat Video

Students celebrating White Cane Day, Pete the Cat style!
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White Cane Day Video: Can't Stop Believin'!

White Cane Video by students at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
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TikTok: Lucy Edwards

Blind TikTok star, Lucy Edwards shares daily living skills.
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Project INSPIRE Fall Courses

Looking to improve your Nemeth Code Symbols for students in Grades 2-5 and/or additional Nemeth symbols, instructional tools, materials & tech?
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NVDA Zoom Accessibility Add-On

This add-on makes Zoom interactions a breeze!
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JAWS Training Modules: Lesson One

Designed for teachers and AT instructors, these JAWS lessons include videos, resources and quizzes!
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Google Accessibility Improvements

Have you tried these new features?
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Comprehensive Evaluation During COVID-19 Guidance Document

Provides legal and ethical guidelines for Teachers of Blind and Visually Impaired Students and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists during COVID.