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Coffee house press logo Coffee House Press Announces Titles Formatted for Screen Readers Oct 21, 2015 Coffee House Press has converted more than 80 of their titles for use with screen readers that... more
Girl with glasses using braillewriter New York State Prepares Students for UEB Oct 18, 2015 Diane LaClair, a teacher for the visually impaired at the New York School for the Blind in... more
Logo for International Literacy Day International Literacy Day 2015 Sep 08, 2015 UNESCO declared September 8 as International Literacy Day in 1965. Since then, schools,... more
Qualtrics logo Pearson is looking for Teachers of the Visually Impaired to participate in a study! Sep 07, 2015 The study is looking at the accessibility and usability of a digital math equation editor that... more
Cover of Animal Shapes Seedlings Offers Books in UEB Aug 06, 2015 Seedlings Braille Books for Children now offers NEW Print-Braille-and-Picture Books in Uncontracted... more
BANA logo Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign Language Material in UEB Jul 21, 2015 BANA (Braille Authority of North America) announces Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign... more
Pearson logo Pearson UX Team Conducting Survey of TVIs Jul 18, 2015 Please consider taking this survey and forwarding to TVIs in your network. Pearson is leading... more
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
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
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
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
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
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