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CCLVI logo Video Magnifier Award Applications Now Open Apr 13, 2014 The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) has announced applications for this... more
frog crawling through the letters "v" and "i" Still Recruiting Academic Students who are iPad Users! Apr 12, 2014 Do you have a blind or low vision student in grades 5-9 who is studying math?  Does your student... more
NFB assessment collage Common Core Assessment Survey from NFB Apr 07, 2014 NFB (National Federation of the Blind) is conducting a survey on the Common Core Assessment.  They... more
amazon gift card Professional Development Survey Apr 02, 2014 We invite you to take the Perkins eLearning Professional Development Survey to be entered into a... more
Collage of Literacy and Autism World Autism Awareness Day Apr 02, 2014 April 2, 2014 is World Autism Awareness Day.  Check out these strategies from Megan Mogan and... more
NAEP logo Read-Aloud Accommodations and the Common Core Mar 26, 2014 According to a study of about 2,000 California 4th and 8th graders who were given the National... more
Voicee banner Volunteers Needed to Test Voice-Only Apps Mar 22, 2014 Voicee Freedom Technology is looking for volunteers ready to test Voicee Free,  a new voice-... more
finger reading braille 2014 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest Mar 21, 2014 The Onkyo Braille Essay Contest is being administered by the National Federation of the Blind (... more
Spring 2014 Issue of DOTS Now Available Mar 18, 2014 The Spring 2014 Issue of Dots for Braille Literacy is now available through AFB:  http://www.afb.... more
drawing of two people reading on a couch Research Study on Leisure Reading Mar 03, 2014 The Professional Development Institute on Research and Blindness at Louisiana Tech is conducting a... more
AFB logo Big Sale on AFB Press! Mar 01, 2014 American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) will have a big sale March 4-6, 2014.  Examples of some of... more
Celebrate literacy for all Enter Our Contest for Read Across America! Feb 26, 2014 Literacy for All! Monday, March 3, 2014 is our national Read Across America Day. We invite you to... more
NFB and PARCC logos Settlement Will Make K-12 Assessments Accessible to Students Who Are Blind Feb 25, 2014 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced that it has reached a settlement agreement... more
Emily Wharton with Paul Parravano, Chair, NBP Board of Trustees Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation Feb 20, 2014 The Louis Braille Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation was developed by National Braille Press to... more
Braille printer made of legos Braille Printer Made Out of Legos Feb 15, 2014 7th grader Shubham Banerjee is a 12-year old boy from Santa Clara, California who has developed... more
Girl with braille notetaker Research survey: The Perception and Use of Technology Within Braille Instruction Feb 08, 2014 Natalie Martiniello is a Graduate student completing a Masters degree in Vision Rehabilitation at... more
Live streaming at Tennessee School for the Blind Literacy Conference Streaming from Tenn. School for the Blind Feb 05, 2014 Tennessee School for the Blind will be streaming the sessions from the literacy conference being... more
BANA logo Developers of Tactile Graphics Guidelines Win Award Jan 08, 2014 BANA has announced that the developers of Tactile Graphics Guidelines and Standards have been... more
Animal Watch Vi Suite logo Recruiting Students for iPad Study Jan 07, 2014 Colleagues, I hope this email finds you and your students enjoying the first part of 2014. At The... more
WebAIM logo Screen Reader User Survey Dec 30, 2013 WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) has posted a screen reader user survey, which needs to be... more
Rob Sinclair Microsoft Launches New Association for Accessibility Professionals Dec 22, 2013 Microsoft plans to launch a new association for accessibility professionals.  "This new association... more
OBI logo DAISY Consortium Releases Obi 3.0 Dec 22, 2013 The DAISY Consortium has announced the latest release of Obi, the open source DAISY 3/2.02 audio... more
Texas Tech University logo Survey on Improving Text-Equivalent Descriptions for the Blind Dec 14, 2013 Texas Tech University invites you to take a 12-question dissertation survey designed to capture... more
TSBVI logo with person reading braille User Review of TSBVI websites Dec 14, 2013 TSBVI invites you to fill out the user survey of its sites:,, and www... more
Animal ViSuite Recruiting Academic Students who are iPad Users! Nov 27, 2013 The Animal Watch Vi Suite research project at the University of Arizona is looking for academic... more
NASA logo 2014 Summer Jobs at NASA Nov 15, 2013 Students with disabilities are invited to apply for summer internships at NASA.  Application... more
NFB logo NFB 2014 Scholarship Program Nov 15, 2013 National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has announced the 2014 Scholarship Program.  College... more
Diagram Center logo Survey: 3D Printing for Accessible Materials Nov 09, 2013 This survey from Benetech (the people who brought you Booshare) is designed for people who... more
BANA logo BANA Plans for Implementation of UEB Nov 03, 2013 A Braille Authority of North America (BANA) forum met on October 31, 2013 in Louisville, KY to plan... more
Vocabulary words displayed in a classroom Language-Gap Study Points to the Importance of Early Years Oct 23, 2013 A new study by psychologist Anne Fernald at Stanford University has found that found that affluent... more