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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...
Cover of the Ocean animal Sounds Book (image of waves) and text, "Building Concepts with Ocean-Themed Activities"

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 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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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...
Tracing Lines worksheet: 4 curvy or pointed lines leading to ice cream cones and text, " Graphics Literacy: Tracing Lines"

Graphics Literacy: Tracing Lines

There are numerous tracing lines worksheets for preschoolers and kindergarten students with vision. The primary goal of these worksheets is to help refine...
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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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Join the Fun on "Drop Everything and Read" Day

Bookshare supports D.E.A.R. Day – a national celebration of reading on April 12 to remind families to make reading a priority activity in their lives. Want to...
Simple tactile graphic of California and text, "How your student can label maps!"

California Map Lesson 2: Cartographic Activity

Cartography is the science or art of making maps. How can a braille student create a map? In this activity, Logan's class was given a worksheet with a map of...
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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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From a Distance Part 1: Take a Picture, It Lasts Longer

I’ve always had low vision.  I never knew anything different, and frankly I think a lot of the experiences I had as a young woman with low vision shaped who I...
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iOS Native Magnifier App

For those tech savvy low vision folks who have been handily using their iPhone cameras to capture images of restaurant menus and then using zoom to enlarge it...
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Google Docs Table Activity: Warm/Cold-Blooded Animals

Preschoolers learn to group items into categories, starting with activities that group by color, shape or size. The content of what is being categorized...
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Eggs-citing Tactile Graphic Activities!

Spring is just around the corner! Daffodils are blooming, grass is turning green, leaves are budding, and birds are building nests. Activities for younger...
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AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence: Tech Lessons 3

These blog links support the AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence Chart for K-5 students using an iPad with VoiceOver. The AT Technology Skills Scope and...
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Touching the News: Tactile Graphics

I remember back in middle school when my social studies teacher required every student to clip an article from the newspaper each week to discuss in class....
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AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence: Tech Lessons 2

These blog links support the AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence Chart for K-5 students using an iPad with VoiceOver. The AT Technology Skills Scope and...
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Creating Video Tutorials with the Free Shadow Puppet App

I recently received a question from a reader about free apps that can be used to create video tutorials on the iPad. My favorite app to do this is the free...
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Accessible, Interactive Math with Desmos

During recent discussions about what accessible math tools students are using, Desmos is always one of the first tools mentioned. Desmos, a graphing calculator...
CVC Wordle game with braille Velcro tiles and symbols; text, "CVC Wordle and how to make Wordle Accessible"

Wordle Part 2: Classroom Activities

Wordle, the word puzzle game, has taken off and educators are jumping on the Wordle train! (For more information about Wordle, see Wordle: 5 letter guessing...
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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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Student's Tactile Preferences for PIAF/Swell Machine Graphics

After the numerous Paths to Technology posts about Creating Tactile Graphics Images series, the practical blogs with activities (each with accompanying free...
Screenshot of Braille Math Editor textbox showing 1 3/4=7/4 in Nemeth code and in print. Text:"Braille Math Editor: Nemeth Code"

Braille Math Editor: Student Video Tutorial

I like to say that now is a great time to be a blind person interested in STEM, as both accessing and presenting math and other STEM content is becoming...
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Wordle: 5 letter guessing game

Wordle is a free online puzzle game where players try to guess a valid five-letter word in six tries or less. Wordle can be played on a computer or mobile...
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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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GoTap Braille: An iPad App with the Framework for Teaching Braille

Although current data suggests that less than 10% of students with blindness or significant visual impairment read braille, those of us in the field know how...
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AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence: Tech Lessons 1

Tech Lessons: Basic Operations (Diane Brauner January 2022) These blog links support the AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence Chart for K-5 students using...
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Creating Inclusive and Accessible Video Lectures for Visually Impaired Audiences

One of the questions I frequently receive from teachers filming videos for their classes is about if there is anything that they can do to create accessible...
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Holiday and Winter Books from Bookshare

Cozy up with your favorite books during the holidays - or discover new ones - to make your days merry and bright! Bookshare has made a list of treasured...
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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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The Grinch and Max: Emerging Reader Digital Book

This digital book was written for Addy because she loves the Dr. Seuss book The Grinch. Last year, I hand brailled a copy of The Grinch for her and added...
Preschooler in dance clothes running with her cane to dance class. Text: "I have my cane when I go to dance."

My Cane: A Preschooler's Book

This preschooler loves her cane and she uses her cane every where she goes! Addyson's cane - which she calls "Grapes" - goes to school, on the playground, to...
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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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Turkey Activities: Front and Side View Tactile Graphics

Gobble, Gobble! What turkey-related activities are you planning this November? Turkey Coloring Graphics As always, introduce a realistic (3 dimensional)...
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Building World Concepts 2: Cruise Ship

In the first Building World Concepts post, first grade Logan examines a tactile graphic of a bus and then then follows his grandma and Noni's travels through...
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1st Day of Preschool: ePub Book

Social media blows up at the beginning of each school year as thousands of "first day" of school pictures are uploaded and shared. First day activities often...
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Updated Braille Blocks for CodeSnaps App

Students are back in school and coding activities are in full swing. Why are kids so excited about coding? Part of the appeal is the challenge and reward of...
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Building World Concepts with Tactile Graphics

Remember sitting down with the family to watch slides after the grandparents went on vacation? Fast forward to 21st century grandparents - who FaceTime from...
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Braille Boom Cards: Braille Learning Series 4

TVI Jeanette Norman has created and shared free cane and braille-related Boom Decks for students with low vision. Her latest Boom Card Deck shares three...

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