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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
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
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
Happy Birthday, Louis Braille Happy Birthday, Louis Braille! Jan 03, 2017 Louis Braille 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
Braille Blaster logo Braille Blaster Beta Testing Nov 03, 2016 Beta testing of BrailleBlaster software has been expanded to teachers, transcribers, students, and... more
Blindness Awareness Month logo Many Blindness Events in October! Oct 11, 2016 There are numerous dates throughout the month of October that aim to bring heightened awareness to... more
Little Paths cover Little Paths Tactile Book Sep 24, 2016 Little Paths is the latest book for emerging tactile readers.  Available from APH (American... more
50th anniversary of International Literacy Day 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day! Sep 07, 2016 September 8, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day!   UNESCO officially... more
CUDA logo Low Vision Volunteers Needed for Online Accessibility Research Sep 02, 2016 Dear Members, We are a group of researchers at Center for Usability in Design and Accessibility (... 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 for Mac! To learn more, see:  http://www.... 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
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
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