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International Network of STEM for BLV

Why is STEM important? "STEM education goes beyond school subjects. It gives a skill set that governs the way we think and behave. Merging science, technology...
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Nemeth Code with UEB Contexts Course: Project Inspire

Editor's Note: Another great opportunity to hone your Nemeth code skills! Project INSPIRE is a tried and true method to learn or enhance your skills. "INSPIRE...
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Chromebook Accessibility Training Program: ACVREP

Chromebooks are popular tablets used in classrooms. In January 2020, Google stated over 40 million Chromebooks were being used in classrooms worldwide and...
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Nemeth in a Box: Summer 2022

Do you have a student who reads braille that will be in Grades 5-8 next year? Does your student need to work on their Nemeth or math skills? Does your student...
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Perkins Career Launch Virtual Business Tech Bootcamps

High school graduates need strong technology skills to be successful in professional settings. Do you know a high school graduate who would benefit from a...
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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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Holman Prize for Blind Ambition

The LightHouse for the Blind in San Francisco will award three legally blind adventurers/creators $25,000 through the Holman Prize.  The Holman Prize enables...
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CVI: Collaboration for Change Conference 2022

Perkins hosts the CVI: Collaboration for Change Conference on June 26-28, 2022. There is power in meaningful collaboration. You’re invited to join leading...
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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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Bookshare Reader Suite

Benetech, the parent company of Bookshare, unveils a new suite of free reading software for school, work and leisure that breaks down barriers for people with...
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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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Coding Course from APH

An APH announcement about a 4-part coding language series: Thanks to a generous grant from CDW, The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is proud to...
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Project INSPIRE: Mission Inspire

At Project INSPIRE we are excited to announce an activity for U.S. braille readers who are 11-15 years of age. We’re calling this free program Mission INSPIRE...
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Access Academy: APH Webinars

Access Academy is an incredible resource for TVIs and educators working with students who are blind or low vision. APH offers free webinars to help educators...
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Rural TVI Pandemic Survey

Are you a TVI that serves children with visual impairments in rural areas? If so, we need your help.  We have been hearing about the unique experiences that...
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Project Inspire: Online Courses on Nemeth Code within UEB!

Are you a teacher struggling with Nemeth Code? Does your braille middle school student need support in math - or maybe you are looking for a fun math program?...
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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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Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE) Contest

What do YOU think about audio description? How well was a specific video audio described? How did it impact you? Contest: Students can choose a described video...
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SAS Accessibility Webinar: Collaborative Coding For ALL Students

UPDATED 11/7/21 to include the recorded webinar. Watch webinar here. UPDATED 10/28/21 to include information about the Sweepstakes! Four participants will be...
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2022 GenCyber Camps for VI Students

Cybersecurity  is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. Cybersecurity is a promising career option with more...
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Project Inspire Fall 2021 Courses

We are beginning to recruit for fall courses that will begin on Monday, October 11. We will be repeating the course, “Geometry and Tactile Graphics for...
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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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STEAM Career Showcase 2021 for Students with Disabilities

The 9th annual STEAM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities, a free virtual event for learners in grades 6–12, is an opportunity to connect with role...
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What's Next for College-Aspiring Learners? Webinar

UPDATE: In case you missed the webinar the recorded webinar and resource materials have been added to the bottom of this post! College Success @ Perkins...
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National Registry for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments

Release June 14, 2021: Success Beyond Sight, (SBS), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, has created a FREE National Registry for TSVIs/TVIs (NRTSVI) to empower...
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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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Call for Space Sonification Art: Paid Summer Opportunity!

Calling BVI high school artists! Make art about astronomy and outer space to be enjoyed by a blind audience!  We want your help sharing astronomy data using...
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Reflections on a Year of Education During COVID Study

As the school year comes to an end there is a group of researchers who want to collect reflections from many individuals involved in the education of children...
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Geometry and Tactile Graphics for Students in Grades 3 to 8

Do you have a braille student who is or will soon be taking geometry? Here is a free opportunity to brush up on your TVI-related geometry skills in order to...
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Nemeth in a Box: Summer Program for Middle School Students

Do you have a middle school student who reads braille? Does your student need to work on their Nemeth or math skills? Does your student like games and puzzles...
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National Coding Symposium 2021

Hosted by APH ConnectCenter and the California School for the Blind, the free virtual National Coding Symposium will demonstrate how the world of coding,...
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STEM Summer Program: Own Your Space!

Attention High School Students! Own Your Space! As you’re getting to that point in your life when you feel the need to own your time and thoughts, do you ever...
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FREE APH Technology through the Center of Assistive Technology Training (CATT)

The Center for Assistive Technology Training (CATT) is a federally funded project providing technology directly to students who are visually impaired. The...
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Compass Program: Informational Meeting and Registration

Questions about Compass? Join us for a virtual info session on February 10. We're now accepting applications for the 2021-22 session of Compass, our nine-month...
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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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Project Inspire: Spring 2021 Nemeth Courses

Project INSPIRE is a 5 year training grant to support braille literacy for professionals and students to build their skills and knowledge in the braille codes...
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ABC's of iOS: VoiceOver for Kids 3 - 8 Course

Perkins is offering a 6 module (12 weeks) course on how to introduce young children to an iPad running VoiceOver. The online modules are video tutorials...

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