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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using the Writing Wizard App with Students Who Are Low Vision and Have CVI

The Writing Wizard app is an early education app that is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store.  Writing Wizard...
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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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Hide and Peep App: Visual Scanning App

Whimsical Peep and his friends peek out from behind items in the tool shed. Can you find them? Tap the spot where the character is hiding! This mainstream...
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Big Bang Pictures: App Review

Throwback Thursday post updated from October 2015: Big Bang Pictures app by Help Kidz Learn has been designed specifically for students with complex visual...
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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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Zany Touch App Review

Test your reflexes with this exciting iOS game. Beware - the better you are the faster the game play! Zany Touch is intended to teach mainstream gestures and...
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Speak Screen

Editor's Note: Speak Screen is an excellent accessibility feature for users with low vision, tired eyes, when in dim light, or simply when you want to have...
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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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Tactile Stickers for Valentine's Day Cards Activity

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, students are excited about making and sharing Valentine's Day cards. Here is a fun-loving idea on how to support...
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Imagination Videobooks

All students should be able to fully experience the magic of illustrated books!  Imagination Videobooks creates and publishes animated videobooks and...
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20+ Visual Impairment Project Ideas for DonorsChoose

In the five years that I have been running Veronica With Four Eyes, I have had the honor of meeting or talking with many different teachers from around the...
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Season-Themed Summary Post

Educators are always searching for ways to make lessons fresh and exciting. Embedding seasonal activities provides creative learning opportunities while...
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Emerging Reader Books: Instruments and Drums

Drum roll . . . can you recognize the different types of drums and instruments in these simple emerging reader books? Created for students with low vision,...
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Blackboard Ally: Make your Learning Management System (LMS) accessible!

Blackboard Ally seamlessly integrates with the Learning Management System (LMS) and automatically generates alternative accessible formats and provides...
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Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 8: Multiple Pumpkin Worksheets

Now that we know how to quickly create a variety of preschool and early elementary worksheets, let's quickly create themed worksheets to teach a variety of...
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Cranmer Abacus

According to Rosenblum and Smith (2012), 25 of 26 universities' teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) preparation programs include abacus...
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CVI Presentation for Classroom Teachers

Perfect for back-to-school gen ed training, this CVI PowerPoint presentation introduces staff to Cortical Visual Impairments (CVI) and teaching students with...
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Back to School with Bookshare!

Back to school has started and Bookshare is helping teachers prepare their classrooms for students with special needs. Bookshare's free guide, Launch Into...
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Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 5: Shapes

In the previous Maze post (Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 4), we discussed that worksheets are not "busy work"; rather, these worksheets are used to...
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Microsoft Immersive Reader Update

What is Immersive Reader? Immersive Reader is a free tool that implements proven technique to improve reading and writing for people, regardless of their age...
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Three Types of One-handed Keyboard Options

Paths to Technology regularly receives questions about one-handed keyboards and/or keyboards for students with motor issues such as Cerebral Palsy. Please note...

Activity Bank for Disabilities: Resource

Looking for activities for students with multiple disabilities? The Activity Bank for Disabilities (ABD) is a resource of activities for educators and for...
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TinyTap App: CVI-Friendly Books and Games

Did you know that you can create customized INTERACTIVE books and games? Interactive - meaning that you can make an image or area on the screen an interactive...
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Teaching a Virtual Class: Zoom Etiquette

Remote instruction can be challenging for all teachers, including teachers of students with visual impairments. Video meetings (e.g., Zoom meetings) tend to be...
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Braille Alphabet Coloring Pages Part 2: Tactile Graphics vs. Raised Line Drawings

Looking for emerging reader activities? Here is another set of braille alphabet coloring pages - with lovable Disney characters! In a previous and popular post...
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Teaching the Number Line - Lesson and Tips (CVI)

Note: This is a guide to develop your own lessons, unit, and ideas with CVI adaptations as needed. Use it as a jumping off point.  Objectives Students...
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Alphabet Bubble Book: CVI Emerging Reader

Emerging readers need exposure to letters and phonics early - including emerging readers with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). This lowercase alphabet book...
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Procreate App 2: Activities, Worksheets and Books

These worksheets were created with images I created with the Procreate app (See Procreate App: Creating Customized Materials post) and put into a worksheet...
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Procreate App: Creating Customized Materials

Tactile images and adapting images to make them accessible in raised line form can be difficult hurtles, not to mention the time consumption they entail....
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CVI and Assistive Technology

I recently presented on AT and CVI for Perkins CVI Now.  Assistive technology for children with CVI is a personal passion area of mine. Unfortunately, there is...
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Tracking and Counting Using Emojis

It can be challenging to think of age-appropriate activities for students with CVI or for students who had additional disabilities. Jessica McDowell, TVI...
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Ballyland Stay Still Squeaky App: Following Directions and Independence

Students giggle as Squeaky rolls in the sand, slides through the mud, plays in paint and more! How dirty can Squeaky get? Stay Still Squeaky is a cute auditory...

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