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Graphic Literacy Skills: Survey

Editor's Note: Graphic literacy is a critical and foundational component in preschool and elementary school classrooms. Students who are visually impaired...
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APH's Screen Reader in Education Survey

APH is conducting a quick survey seeking information on the various screen readers that are taught in schools today, where instructional barriers are...
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Recruiting for Accessible Equation Editor User Study

Dealing with inaccessible mainstream digital math resources can be exhausting and frustrating! Here is a chance to provide your feedback and to support efforts...
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Supporting Young Braille Readers in Developing Graphics Literacy Survey

**Update 3/23/22** Editor's Note: Calling all TSVIs working with preschool and elementary education students who are/will be braille readers! Tina and Penny...
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Importance of participating in surveys/research

Recently there have been numerous requests for TVIs and COMS to participate in research projects. Often researchers are asking that participants complete...
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O&M Referral Survey

Dr. Justin Kaiser and Dr. Tina Herzberg are conducting a research project exploring the process regarding orientation and mobility (O&M) referrals and...
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Participants Needed for Research on Data Sonification

Amy Bower has a fascinating career as an oceanographer - she has been chasing and studying ocean currents for 25 years! Amy, who happens to be legally blind,...
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House Bill 26 Online Learning Access

Illinois Govenor Pritzker has signed an accessibility law that will impact students with disabilities in Illinios. "House Bill 26 requires that content...
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Field Test APH's Practice2Master Abacus App

APH is seeking teachers to test an iOS and Android app called Practice2Master Abacus. The app is designed to help elementary school students with visual...
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Needs for Outdoor Navigation Survey

Here is your chance to provide input about what YOU would like in an outdoor navigation smart phone application. This team of developers is seeking blind and...
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College STEM Survey

Are you a college student who reads braille? Have you taken a college STEM course? If so, we would like to hear from you! We are currently recruiting for a...
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Sonification Summary Page

Sonification is the use of non-speech audio to convey information or perceptualize data. In a nutshell, sounds have meaning. For decades, sonification has been...
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Project Inspire STEM Focus Group

My name is Dr. Tina Herzberg and I am a professor at the University of South Carolina Upstate. I am collaborating with Dr. Rett McBride on a project to learn...
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Access and Engagement Survey Results

The Access and Engagement Survey examined the impact of COVID-19 on the education of students birth-21 with visual impairments, their families, and...
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Help Validate O&M Standards

Please help us validate O&M standards for children with visual impairments. We are offering CEUs for ACVREP COMS and NBPCB O&M Professionals who...
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Recruiting computer science and/or programming teachers

The questions about which programming languages are accessible and how to teach computer science/programming to students with visual impairments are asked...
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Survey: High School math education for students with visual impairments

Study Participants Needed: A survey of TSVIs to assess the current status of high school math education for students with visual impairments. C. Rett McBride...
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Access and Engagement Survey: COVID-19 Remote Education for Students with Visual Impairments

We hope you will participate in a survey to help us better understand the challenges and successes students with visual impairments, including those with...
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National Tech Standards; General Education Perspective

The Perkins' College Success program is actively working to develop technology standards for students who are visually impaired and is seeking input from YOU!...
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High School Math Study

Study Participants Needed: HS Mathematics Teachers and Students with Visual Impairment C. Rett McBride is a Mathematics Education Ph.D. student at the...
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Sonification

The Diagram Center is a research and development center whose goal is to make it easier, cheaper, and faster to create and use accessible digital images. Bruce...
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Automated Method for Creating Math Textbooks in Braille

Researchers are developing an automated method for creating math textbooks in braille. Traditionally, math textbooks are expensive and require months of work...
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Office Lens: A Free Scanning App

In the ideal world, classroom assignments are shared in an accessible digital format with occasional print materials shared a week or more in advance....
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Swift Playgrounds - The VoiceOver Challenge

Then ... The look of horror on my wife's face said it all.  "How much did that cost?!" she exclaimed, as I unboxed my the iMac 24inch computer, to which I...
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Can a Tablet Really Replace Your Traditional Notebook?

A few months back, Apple released a commercial advertising the iPad Pro. In it, they position the iPad as a full-fledged computer, in other words, one that can...
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Eschenbach SmartLux Review

I was at a low vision exam when I got on the subject of assistive technology with the ophthalmologist. He told me he had some "toys" that I could try out. At...
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The value of GPS System in Orientation and Mobility

Abstract Orientation and mobility specialists have gained basic information about the use of GPS through their university personnel preparation programs. ...
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Indoor Navigation at the NC Museum Of Natural Sciences

Bluetooth iBeacons to increase accessibility for people who are blind or visually impaired. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences continues to broaden...