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Cover of Tigers at Twilight New Braille Books from Seedlings! May 24, 2017 Seedlings Braille Books for Children announces three new all-braille books for independent readers... more
NIU logo Survey on COMS and Braille May 19, 2017 Dear Colleagues, William Mefford Penrod, Nora Griffin-Shirley, Kevin Hollinger, and Ximena Burgin... more
Seeing with your tongue Sensory Substitution: Seeing with Your Tongue May 12, 2017 An article in this week's New Yorker magazine called "Seeing with Your Tongue" by Nicola Twilley... more
Memor-i logo Create Your Own Electronic Game: Memor-i Studio May 06, 2017 Imagine if anyone could easily create educational electronic games. Imagine now that these were... more
US Supreme Court Building The Benefits of the New Supreme Court Decision for Students with IEPs May 01, 2017 You may have heard about the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the recent Endrew F. v. Douglas... more
Iowa State logo Survey on Graph Comprehension for Students with Visual Impairments Apr 24, 2017 Attention teachers who have worked with and/or are working with high school students in mathematics... more
Winners of the 2016 Braille Writing Contest Canadian Braille Writing Contest 2017 Apr 15, 2017 CNIB and are sponsoring a Braille Creative Writing Contest for students in Canada who are... more
Assistive Tech survey Survey for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Apr 04, 2017 Dear Colleagues,   I am a teacher of students with visual impairments, orientation and... more
Screenshot of online editor Touch & Hear Assistive Teaching System Prototype Mar 29, 2017 The Touch & Hear Assistive Teaching System (THATS)  hopes to be "the first free e-learning app... more
Two children using Project Turino Project Turino Physical Programming Language Mar 27, 2017 Microsoft is working to adapt a coding program for students ages 7 to 11 to include their peers... more
College board College Boards in UEB Mar 16, 2017 Beginning in August 2017, College Board tests will switch to Unified English Braille (UEB). This... more
NFB_logo NFB 2017 Scholarship Program Mar 13, 2017 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) annually offers the opportunity to win one of thirty... more
BANA Braille Formats title page Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription Available from BANA Mar 02, 2017 The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) is pleased to announce that Braille Formats:... more
Screenshot of Supreme Court decision Supreme Court Decision About Service Animals Feb 22, 2017 In the case of Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, the Supreme Court of the United States has... more
Mad Flash APH Seeking Field Testers for Mad Flash iOS App Feb 21, 2017 Want to be silly AND practice math skills? Here’s your chance!   APH is seeking field... more
Pearson logo Seeking Reviewers for Pre-Kindergarten Nemeth Braille Code Curriculum Feb 09, 2017 Dear Professional in the Field of Visual Impairment and/or Parent:    Pearson is seeking 20... more
A girl sits at a table with an iPad. Spotlight Gateway Offers Access to Free eBooks and iPad Feb 02, 2017 Benetech and Lighthouse Guild have teamed up to offer free eBooks to eligible students who are... more
Screenshot of Paths to Literacy survey Please Take Our 3-Minute Paths to Literacy Survey! Jan 27, 2017 Paths to Literacy, which is a collaboration between Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School... more
UEB curriculum survey UEB Survey Jan 17, 2017 S. J. Wells and Anita Adkins have written a book to teach unified English braille. It is called... more
Hall of Fame logo Nominations for APH Hall of Fame Jan 12, 2017 The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) announces that the 2017 Hall of Fame nomination... more
AER-IOMC logo Call for Presentations for AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference 2017 Jan 10, 2017 The deadline for submitting presentation proposals for the AER International Orientation &... more
Happy Birthday, Louis Braille January is Braille Literacy Month! Jan 03, 2017 Louis Braille's was born on January 4, 1809 and we celebrate his life and legacy during the whole... more
Image from NICE flyer NICE: National Intervener Certification E-portfolio Dec 17, 2016 The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) and the Paraprofessional Resource and Research Center... more
Graph of brain-training research study Study Shows Brain-Training Videos Can Improve Peripheral Vision Dec 08, 2016 New research by vision scientists at the University of Rochester and Vanderbilt University found... more
Icon for College Boards College Board Simplifies Request Process For Test Accommodations Dec 05, 2016 The College Board has overhauled its request process for testing accommodations, making it easier... more
AER logo New AER Division on Neurological Visual Impairment Nov 28, 2016 AER (Association for the Rehabilitation and Education of the Visually Impaired) recently announced... more
Orbit Reader 20 Orbit Reader 20 Nov 14, 2016 The Orbit Reader 20 is being hailed as "a low-cost breakthrough in a refreshable braille device".  ... more
Braille Blaster logo Braille Blaster Beta Testing Nov 03, 2016 Beta testing of BrailleBlaster software has been expanded to teachers, transcribers, students, and... more
MRVI Intervention and University of Northern Colorado logo Survey for Early Interventionists Oct 21, 2016 The University of Northern Colorado has received funding from the Institute of Education Sciences... more
Survey icon Survey: Supporting Elementary Students with Visual Impairments in Science Class Oct 17, 2016 The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and the University of Arizona are interested in... more