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AFB logo Call for AFB Access Award Nominations Aug 26, 2016 Nominations are now being accepted for the American Foundation for the Blind's Access Awards,... more
Animal Watch logo Building Graphics Literacy Project Aug 22, 2016 We are excited to share that the AnimalWatch Vi: Building Graphics Literacy project began on July... more
Take the survey icon AFB Survey on Communication and Technology Aug 10, 2016 The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has launched Communications and Video Technology... more
Hands with a smart phone FCC Makes Permanent The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program Aug 05, 2016 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it will make permanent the National... more
Duxbury Braille Translator image New DBT Now Available for Mac! Aug 01, 2016 Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) is now available in Beta format for Mac! Purchase includes free... more
hand on refreshable tactile graphics display Refreshable Tactile Graphics Display Jul 23, 2016 American Printing House for the Blind (APH) has teamed up with Orbit Research to create a... more
Talking Typer CD Beta Testers Needed for Talking Typer App Jul 20, 2016 APH is seeking field testers to assess the new Talking Typer app.  If you have an iOS® device,... more
NFB logo Resolution Regarding Nemeth and UEB Jul 13, 2016 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has issued the following resolution regarding Nemeth... more
Nemeth Tutorial Survey on Nemeth Tutorial Jul 06, 2016 After APH developed the Nemeth Tutorial in conjunction with Dr. Kapperman, a group has  begun to... more
Music braille code Music Braille Code Now Available Jul 02, 2016 BANA (Braille Authority of North America) has announced the publication of the Music Braille Code,... more
Keyboard with Accessibility button Is Your School's Website Accessible? Jun 28, 2016 Summer is a good time to take stock of big issues, such as the accessibility of your school's... more
LMA Position Letter LMA Position Letter: Seeking Comments by June 30, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 Editor's Note:  Please note that Paths to Literacy does not take an official stance on this... more
Man putting on digital swim cap Digital Cap for Swimmers Who Are Blind Jun 13, 2016 Samsung has created the first swim cap to alert swimmers who are blind or visually impaired to turn... more
braille dots for "brl" and portrait of Louis Braille Should the word "braille" be capitalized? Jun 06, 2016 While this is not exactly "news", it's a question that comes up frequently and many people are... more
fingers using a BLITAB braille tactile tablet Beta Launch of BLITAB May 31, 2016 Many people have been eagerly awaiting the launch of BLITAB, the new tactile tablet for braille... more
Cornell Tech NYC logo Tech Project Seeking Input from TVIs May 20, 2016 The Cornell Tech lab is researching the role of technology in concept development for students... more
Sensory Sun app Beta Testers Needed for Accessible iOS Apps May 14, 2016 Sensory Sun, the creators of a wonderful app for beginning readers to explore braille, is now... more
Hands holding a thermos with braille on it Touchable Ink Lowers Cost of Braille! May 09, 2016 Researchers at Thammasat University in Thailand have been working with Samsung, who supplied the... more
CATIS logo New Certification for AT Instructional Specialists May 02, 2016 ACVREP has announced a new credential of Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialists (... more
Boy with blindfold exploring tactile materials Summer Braille Academy Apr 25, 2016 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) hosts an academy for Braille Enrichment for Literacy and... more
Roz Rowley Saying Goodbye to Roz Rowley Apr 18, 2016 It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Rosalind “Roz” Rowley on April 14, 2016... more
Paths to Literacy logo with URL Announcing New Format for Weekly Newsletter! Apr 12, 2016 Paths to Literacy is happy to announce that we will now be sending out weekly newsletters to anyone... more
Oregon Project logo Oregon Project Survey Mar 29, 2016 As authors and publishers of the Oregon Project for Preschool Children Who Are Blind and Visually... more
Sc!FY logo Memor-i: An electronic educational game for children who are blind Mar 29, 2016 SciFY is a non-profit organization that uses state of the art information technology to solve... more
UEB in Simbraille Participants Sought for Research Study on UEB Mar 23, 2016 Dear Colleagues,   Dr. Sunggye Hong, Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum, and Mrs. Amy Campbell are... more
A young boy is surrounded by books. Parent Survey Feb 02, 2016 Hello Parents! I am currently working on creating an online course for Perkins School for the Blind... more
Exceptions journal icon Exceptions Journal Seeking Submissions Jan 28, 2016 Exceptions is an art and literary journal for individuals with visual disabilities, which is... more
Word block saying Technology Training Needs Survey on Technology Training Needs for Professionals Jan 20, 2016 Dear professionals who work with children and adults with vision loss,   We all know that... more
Girl using Perkins brailler while reading print Focus Groups to Explore the Experiences and Ideas for the Successful Transition of Students with Visual Impairments from Print to Braille Jan 17, 2016 Dr. Tina Herzberg, University of South Carolina Upstate and Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum, University of... more
Child sitting on Santa's lap Braille Letters from Santa! Nov 16, 2015 Every year at Christmas, Santa and the elves at National Federation of the Blind send out letters... more

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