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Getting Started with Dolphin Easy Reader App

Dolphin Easy Reader App is a free accessible reading app for downloading digital books for students who are blind or visually impaired. TVI Greg Gerhart says this is a must-have cost-effective app!
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Apps to Support Mobile Literacy

Apps to support mobile literacy for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, through accessing text and accessing environmental print
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Novel Effect App Adds Sound Effects

Just in time for Halloween, the free Novel Effect app adds sound effects, music, and character sounds that help to bring "The Littlest Pumpkin" to life for young children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Beginning the School Year with Bookshare

Tips and resources to use Bookshare with students who are blind or visually impaired
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Resources from CA School for the Blind: Assistive Tech & Braille Standards

California School for the Blind shares helpful resources to get started with assistive tech Braille Note Takers, Web Navigation with Screen Readers, iOS and apps, and braille standards for math & ELA.
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Practice2Master Fractions App

This new app from APH is designed to help students who are blind or visually impaired to become proficient in fraction calculations.
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Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader is an accessible reading tool with text-to-speech
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Spotlight Text App for Individuals with Low Vision

App to make an e-reader accessible to people with low vision.
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Screen Sharing with Students Who Use Screen Readers

Tips for screen sharing with students who are blind and who use a screen reader
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Seeing AI: Free App Narrating World Around You

Introduction of Seeing AI free iOS app designed to provide audio descriptions of the world to people who are blind or visually impaired.
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VO Lab Game to Teach VoiceOver Gestures

iPad app designed for students who are blind or visually impaired to practice VoiceOver gestures
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12 Apps for Learners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Wondering which apps are best for people who are blind or partially sighted? This annotated list is a good place to start!
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Smiley Sight Words App

Smiley Sight Words is an accessible app that teaches high-frequency sight words to your child, including those who are blind or who have low vision.
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Cortana for Windows 10

An overview of Microsoft's personal assistant for Windows, Cortana, with pros and cons for people with visual impairments
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Learn Tech Assistive Technology Videos from AFB

Free online training for individuals who are blind or visually impaired to learn to use assistive technology tools, such as NVDA screenreader and Google Drive and Google Docs
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Navigating the Web with Windows Screen Readers

Learn to use a screen reader to navigate the web efficiently if you have a visual impairment or if you are a teacher of students who are blind or low vision.
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Ballyland Magic App

This app is designed for children who are blind or visually impaired to learn and practice touch gestures for VoiceOver, Apple's screen reader.
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iPad Skills Checklist

Checklist of iPad skills
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Tips to Get Started with VoiceOver on an iPad

A systematic and effective approach on how to teach VoiceOver on the iPad to students with visual impairments and blindness (VIB).
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Google Drive Guides for JAWS and VoiceOver

Step-by-step guides to use Google Drive with JAWS or VoiceOver for individuals who are blind or visually impaired

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