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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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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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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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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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App Review: Blindfold Greeting Card

Editor's Note: Does your friend have an upcoming birthday? If so, we typically browse through birthday cards to find the perfect print card for each friend....
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Molly Burke: Using My Cane Challenge

Looking for a contemporary role model for students who are blind or low vision? Molly Burke is a Canadian YouTube personality and motivation speaker who has...
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It's My Job Podcast #25: Jen Armbruster

Welcome to the 25th episode of It's My Job podcast. James, a student from Colorado, interviews Jen Armbruster about her current role as inclusive recreational...
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Lighting and Low Vision

Even though I wear tinted glasses and am fairly sensitive to light, I have spent a lot of time learning about lighting and low vision, and experimenting with...
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Envision #10: How Blind Students Tune Their Guitar

Guitar tuning is essential when learning how to play guitar. Unfortunately, guitar tuners can run upwards of $20, and don’t even bother looking for one that...
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Smile Squad video: How Do Blind People . . .

With over 8 million followers, Smile Squad create light-hearted, meaningful vlogs and comedy skits. In this enlightening video, Markian spends the day with...
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Envision #7: Must Knows About College Campuses! Accessibility, Food and More!

There are so many reasons students choose a campus, but sometimes, just because it looks/sounds good, doesn’t necessarily mean it is good! In this installment...
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iOS 15 Update: Move Safari Address Bar to Top of Page

Do you prefer that your Safari address bar is at the top of the page? In iOS 15, the address bar was moved to the bottom of the screen; however, there is a way...
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Envision #5: Light Backpacks, Happy Backs!

Alright happy campers this is for you! A university is not a camping site, so why are you carrying everything essential to an apocalyptic fallout?!?! Most...
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What I wished I Had Learned about AT Before Starting College: Video

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present a short talk at A Future Date, a free virtual conference event that showcased talks on topics related to...
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What I Wish I Learned About Assistive Technology Before Starting College: Part 1

Before I started attending college, I had very limited assistive technology education, as most of what I had learned had come from reading articles online. My...
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4to24 App: Preparing Your Child for Success!

Transition skills start EARLY! This valuable resource begins at age 4 and is designed specifically for parents of students who are blind or low vision. Created...
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Best OCR Apps for the Visually Impaired

It doesn’t matter how often you request accessible formats or switch to online services; one issue visually impaired people will always need to find a...
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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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It's My Job! Podcast #21: Gary O'Donoghue

Welcome to episode number twentieth one of the It’s My Job podcast. In this episode of It's My Job, Jose, a student from Colorado, interviews Mr. Gary O'...
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General Guidelines for Creating Non-Visual Maps of K12 Schools, Camps and Parks

Update: 8/24/21 This Eagle Scouts group has created 20+ K12 schools, local parks and scout camps maps! View these maps in Map Library! My name is Shepard...
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It's My Job! Podcast #20: Melody Goodspeed

Welcome to episode number twentieth of the It’s My Job podcast. In this episode of It's My Job, James, a student from Colorado, interviews Ms. Melody Goodspeed...
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Envision #2: Let Me Check My Schedule!

Staying organized can be a hassle for anyone, especially when it comes to creating an agenda!  Enough with post-it notes scattered on a fridge, brailled papers...
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Envision #1: Create and Organize Class Folders

Fall semester is approaching quickly! Keeping folders, documents and that comes with college and university can be a headache for sighted people, let alone for...
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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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Creating Non-Visual Digital Maps of Metropolitan Areas

Updated August 4th with 40+ Metro Maps in the Paths to Technology Map Library! A huge thank you to the SAS 2021 Summer Interns who have created 40+ metro...
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How to Add Alt Text to Facebook Page

As a TVI/COMS, one of our main resources is Facebook. Where else can you ask a question and  receive instant, practical help by peers and experts? There are...
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Kaleigh's Tools to Access Education in College Interview

Using a CCTV and reading 4 or 5 words per minute at the end of second grade to reading 79 words per minute using JAWS; learn how technology was a game changer...
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It's My Job! Podcast #19: Sajja Koirala

Welcome to episode number nineteen of the It’s My Job podcast. In this episode of It's My Job, Cheyenne, a student from Colorado, interviews Ms. Sajja Koirala...
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Convos With Julia: Cane Convo

How many of your students fully embrace their cane? At any point in time, this question will popup on social media or in a live discussion among educators and/...
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Tech, Literacy & Education Equity for College Aspiring Learners Webinar

Updated July 14, 2021 to include the recording of this amazing webinar! The Perkins College Success program is sponsoring the free Tech, Literacy and...
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Learning about Airport/Airport Travel: O&M Activities

With the US opening up after COVID, people are beginning to travel again or to think about traveling. Guide Dogs for the Blind and Seeing Eye have created a...
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Gaming is for Everyone!

Did you know that gaming devices such as Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo Switch have accessibility features?  Yupp- they do… So low vision students can play too...

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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Guide Dog Online Workshops for Students: Part 2

Last spring and summer, several online guide dog workshops were offered. Recently, Paths to Technology has received several emails asking if these workshops...
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Challenge Solutions: A Group of Blind Students Podcasting/Video Blogging

Challenge Solutions is a website created and managed by a group of blind students for blind students and their teachers. Their mission is to provide lessons...
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AtYourLevel Podcasts

Are you interested in podcasting? Have you ever listened to podcasts that are created by kids for kids? Ari, an 11 year old who hosts the AtYourLevel podcast...
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It's My Job Podcast #15: Peter Altschul

Welcome to fifteenth episode of the It’s My Job podcast. Jose, a transition student from Colorado, is interviewing Peter Altschul. He is Organization...
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Cash Reader

Cash Reader is the perfect app for identifying currencies from all over the world. Just point your phone’s camera at the banknote you want to identify, and 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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MiniVision2: A Simple Cell Phone for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired

The accessibility of the iPhone and Android devices is improving all the time and has become truly remarkable. On the other hand, the accessibility of basic...

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