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BANA logo BANA Announces Updates to Nemeth Code Jun 23, 2015 The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) has approved seven updates to Nemeth Code, as... more
Tactile Crayon Survey Jun 17, 2015 Professors at Virginia Commonwealth University are collecting input on the development of tactile... more
Shopper using glove to identify cereal boxes Smart Glove Helps with Grocery Shopping Jun 09, 2015 Researchers at Penn State are working on this new Smart Glove to help shoppers who are blind to... more
Mother feeling 3-D print of baby 3D Printing Makes Ultrasound Accessible to Mother Who is Blind Jun 07, 2015 We've all heard about the many advancements now possible thanks to 3-D printing.  We were moved by... more
Diane Wormsley Field Evaluators Needed for Braille Literacy Project Apr 23, 2015 APH is collaborating with the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) to produce a Practice Guide... more
Logo for Typhlo and Tactus 2015 International Illustrated Tactile Book Contest Mar 09, 2015 The 2015 International Tactile Illustrated Book Contest, sponsored by Typhlo & Tactus, is now... more
Dual media reader Seeking Participants for Research Study on Transitioning Students from Print to Braille Feb 20, 2015 Colleagues,   We are interested in learning about your experiences as a TSVI working with... more
NFB Writers' Division logo NFB 2015 Creative Writing Contest Jan 22, 2015 The 2015 Youth Writing Contest from NFB (National Foundation of the Blind) is an annual event to... more
Natalie Barraga Goodbye to Natalie Barraga Dec 30, 2014 It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Natalie Barraga.  Born in Texas in... more
Student with tablet Looking for TVIs to Participate in Survey Dec 19, 2014 Dear Colleagues,   Yes, we are re-visiting one of those hot topics again! My name is Ting Siu... more
finger touching refreshable braille display Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation - 2015 Dec 11, 2014 The Touch of Genius 2014 Application is available now through National Braille Press.  Deadline... more
Hand under hand The Role of the Intervener for Children Who Are Deafblind Dec 01, 2014 This article examines the role of the intervener for children who have a combined vision and... more
Katie Cagen Refreshable Braille Gets and Engineer's Touch Nov 21, 2014 Katie Cagen, a student at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, invented a device... more
UNCO logo Study to Determine Needs of Educators of Students Who Are Deafblind Nov 07, 2014 As an educator of students with sensory disabilities, we would like invite you to participate in... more
low cost braille printer Low-Cost Braille Printer Gets Intel Backing Nov 04, 2014 Middle School student 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee received back from Intel Capital for his... more
Games of Squares APH Seeking Feedback on Games of Squares Nov 01, 2014 APH is seeking feedback from users of Games of Squares, which is a recreational game board that was... more
Girl reading braille 77 Perkins Students Participate in Read for the Record Oct 31, 2014 Recently 77 students and staff from Perkins School for the Blind participated in Read for the... more
Lions Club International Logo Essay Contest for Students with Visual Impairments Oct 28, 2014 Lions Club International is hosting an essay contest, which is open to students who are visually... more
I'm the Best Giant Print & Braille Is Access2Books Useful to Your Work? Oct 21, 2014 Can you tell me if your work has a use for our books at  It would... more
Toddler looking at tablet with picture of camel on it. Is e-Reading Story Time or Screen Time? Oct 18, 2014 The benefits of reading aloud to young children is well documented, but as tablets and eBooks... more
BANA logo The UEB Reader Oct 16, 2014 BANA (Braille Authority of North America) has announced the release of The UEB Reader.  This is a... more
Yue Ting Siu Survey on Technology Use Among TVIs Oct 15, 2014 Dear Colleagues,   Yes, we are re-visiting one of those hot topics again! My name is Ting Siu... more
iOS 8 Bugs Affecting Accessibility in iOS 8 Sep 19, 2014 Before upgrading to iOS 8, you may wish to review this information from AppleVis about reported... more
APH Customer Satisfaction Survey APH Looking for Input on Customer Satisfaction Sep 08, 2014 Each year, the U.S. Department of Education seeks input from vision professionals on the... more
iBraille challenge app icon Pilot Testing the iBraille Challenge app Sep 07, 2014 New project seeks teachers of students with visual impairments and their students to pilot test the... more
Mocking Jay cover New Titles from Seedlings Sep 07, 2014 Seedlings Braille Books for Children announces the publication of new braille books with fiction,... more
Seedlings logo New Print-Braille-Picture Books from Seedlings - 2014 Aug 29, 2014 Seedlings Braille Books for Children has announced their list of new books as of August 2014.  ... more
3-D illustration of tactile book Picture Books Using 3-D Printing Aug 18, 2014 This article on 3-D Printed Books for the Blind discusses the use of three-dimensional printing to... more
A house of cards made of math facts Why Americans Stink at Math Aug 06, 2014 A recent article in the New York Times magazine discusses the challenges that many American... more
Smartshoe Indian Smartshoes Help Users Find Their Destinations Aug 05, 2014 Indian startup Ducere Technologies Pvt. will begin selling its Bluetooth enabled Lechal shoes for... more