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How to Create Accessible Non-Visual Digital Maps of Countries

This document contains best practices for creating general reference maps of countries using Google My Maps so people with visual impairments or blindness can...
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Beta Testers for Anvaya Feats: Shadow Rush!

The Game Help Joseph navigate the new world of magic and danger. As the story progresses, Joseph is injured and must learn to master new skills to adjust to...
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Making Sense of Math with Audio Graphs

Math is one is the most challenging subjects for many students. Graphical information and the level of abstraction in mathematics makes it inaccessible and ...
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Ocean Animal Sounds Book and Activities

Heading to the beach for a summer vacation? Summer is the perfect time to build concepts about ocean animals and things that you might find at the beach....
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Creating PowerPoint with JAWS: Commands

As educators, we are very familiar with creating and using PowerPoint Presentations. There are numerous posts on Paths to Technology about simple content for...
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Sonic Math Fundamentals Part 3: Identifying

Who doesn't love a good mystery? Super Sleuth players are detectives trying to solve a mystery. Answer three questions to receive clues and unravel the puzzle...
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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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Sonic Math Fundamentals Part 2: Tracing

The purpose of the Tracing Teaching Tool is to introduce the students to the concept of dragging a finger along a digital line or along the border of a digital...
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Father's Day Activity

Create a Father's Day tradition! Each year, your child can create a Father's Day book or slide presentation to give to his/her dad. This is a great activity...
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Frog Activities

Summer evenings are full of nature sounds! Can you identify the kind of frog by its sound? Each page of this fun emerging reader book has one clear frog image...
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Sonic Math Fundamentals Part I: Finding

Stand up, raise your hands, and shout, “Hallelujah!”  ObjectiveEd has created an accessible preschool and kindergarten iOS math app! General education...
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Speech Central App

Updated 6/3/22 by developer Ivan Icin There have been several very significant developments since the original post, some of them particularly affect the...
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Summer Journals and Experience Books: Horseback Riding

There is a special bond between little girls and horses: being astride a large gentle animal, swaying rhythmically from side to side, hearing the clomp-clomp...
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Headphone/Earbuds Hearing Safety

Recently the news has been covering a story about a 12-year-old boy who was watching Netflix on his phone with AirPods on a low volume when an Amber Alert went...
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Bird Song Book and Bird-Related Activities

Summer evenings are here, bringing warm temperatures and all kinds of birds and calming bird songs. Can you identify the type of bird that sings these songs?...
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How BLV Users Can Create Digital Accessible Maps

There is quite a buzz about the SAS Graphics Accelerator, a free Chrome Extension that enables blind and low vision users to access digital charts, graphs and...
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Mantis Q40 Video Tutorials

The Mantis Q40 is a unique 40-cell braille display that has a QWERTY keyboard for input and a refreshable braille display for output. There is a 6-key entry...
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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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Summer Reading with Bookshare: Smart Speakers and Human-Narrated Audiobooks

Summer is full of hot lazy days perfect for sitting with your toes in the sand and fingers on a book! Bookshare is an absolute must for summer reading - TVIs,...
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Auditory Speed Reading: From a TSVI's Perspective

Auditory Speed Reading (ASR) is a game-changing method for teaching students who are visually impaired. All are encouraged to take the time to watch this video...
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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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Students: How to PRESENT a Presentation

After creating the slide show, the next logical step for students is to present the content of their slide show in front of the class. When delivering slide...
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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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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...
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May Flowers: Presentation and Potpourri Activities

"Spring is in the Air" and "April showers bring May flowers" are phrases that we associate with spring and new beginnings. May is the month for chirping baby...
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Voice Dream Reader for Mac

Voice Dream Reader enables users to listen to any document and ebook using text-to-speech. A versatile reading tool for iOS and Android has features a variety...
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Making Purchases: O&M/ECC Activity

As an O&M, I have taught all of my academic students how to fold money and how to organize paper money in their wallet. In more recent years, students have...
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Peep and the Big Wide World: Diagram Center's Accessibility Project

Peep and the Big Wide World is popular animated children's television series that revolves around the lives of Peep, Chirp and Quack. These whimsical...
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Add and Pass Activity: Google Docs Collaboration

My family has many road trip traditions such as "I spy with my little eyes" or "I hear with my little ears", trying to get the trucker to honk his horn,...
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Mother's Day Activity: Presentation Tech Activity with Self-Advocacy Skills

Looking for a Mother’s Day activity to do with students? Create a heart-warming Mother's Day keepsake for the 21st century mom! Support tech skills and...
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PhET Accessible Simulations: Physics and More!

PhET is a suite of research-based interactive computer simulations for teaching and learning physics, chemistry, math and other sciences. "PhET" was originally...
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CosmoBally on Sonoplanet: Intro to Sonification App!

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast Off! Astronaut CosmoBally has discovered Sonoplanet, a planet full of sounds to be explored! This fully accessible free app...
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iPad Checklists: VoiceOver Gestures, Braille Display & Keyboard

Technology skills are a hot educational topic. Students are entering kindergarten with basic tech skills from playing toddler and preschool games on mobile...
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Braille Alphabet Songs with Jack Hartmann

Update: The Braille Numbers song has been added! Everyone knows the ABC song, but have you heard Jack Hartmann's Braille Alphabet song?  Preschoolers learn...
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TypeAbility: Typing and Computer Tutor Program

Update April 2020: TypeAbility 4.4.1 supports JAWS 13 through JAWS 2022, and Fusion 2018 through 2022! TypeAbility is a typing and computer program for...
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Talking Type iOS App: An Accessible Keyboarding App

Available with Quota Funds, Talking Typer is a game designed to teach keyboarding skills to students who are blind or low vision. Talking Typer for iOS is a...
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Talking Recorder Buttons: Record Classroom Directions

Record short instructions and students can simply push the button to play back the recording. These brightly colored push button recording devices are fun for...
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Easter Egg Hunt for students with visual impairments

Updated April 2022 There are several different types of commercial Easter Eggs that enable students with visual impairments to join in the fun. Key Finder...
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Braille Tutor: App Review (Updated)

I am always on the look-out for fun ways to teach/practice braille skills. For print students, there are literally hundreds of educational apps that encourage...
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Adding Alt Text to an Image in Word for Office 365

Alt Text description of book on the post's featured image: "Microsoft Word document displaying the image of the book cover Frank and Beanswith an alt text pane...

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