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Cherokee language in braille Cherokee Language Now Available in Braille Jul 22, 2014 The Cherokee Nation has worked with the Commonwealth Braille and Talking Book Cooperative earlier... more
Braille Book DOTS Summer 2014 Issue Jul 20, 2014 DOTS (Development of Teacher Support) for Braille Literacy is a free online newsletter published... more
Robert J. Smithdas Dr. Robert Smithdas Passes Away Jul 19, 2014 Dr. Robert J. Smithdas passed away on July 17, 2014 at the age of 89.  He was an author, lecturer... more
iBill U.S. Currency Reader Program Jul 15, 2014 The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced... more
Cover of Insight Magazine Paths to Literacy Featured in RNIB's Insight Magazine! Jul 10, 2014 We are honored to be featured in the July/August 2014 issue of RNIB (Royal National Institute of... more
FingerReader FingerReader Increases Access Jul 09, 2014 The FingerReader from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) scans text and uses a synthesized... more
Meeting of WIPO Accessible Books Consortium Accessible Books Consortium Launched through WIPO Jul 03, 2014 WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) and a group of key partners launched the... more
Pediatrician showing picture book to mother and baby Pediatricians Help to Promote Reading Aloud Jun 25, 2014 The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced that they will help to promote reading aloud to... more
Antonio Guimaraes Accessibility and Google Jun 12, 2014 An article in the Braille Monitor titled When Just Listening Is Not Enough: Google Falls Short on... more
APH logo Early Numeracy Materials Jun 03, 2014 APH would like to know your thoughts about early numeracy materials.  Combining math into... more
Beta testing New ZoomText in Beta Needs Feedback May 24, 2014 Ai Squared announced that ZoomText 10.1 for Windows 7 is now available in a beta version and ready... more
Students with iPads The iPad as a Learning Tool for Students with Visual Impairments May 16, 2014 Blogger Tara Mason talks about ways in which the iPad is an ideal learning tool for students who... more
boy with sunglasses A Young Composer is Motivated to Learn Braille Apr 28, 2014 A recent article in Perkins Perspectives looks at the role of music in motivating a teenager to... more
Girl in a wheelchair at a pretend storefront Accessible Playgrounds Apr 25, 2014 NPR did a story on Accessible Playgrounds and they have created an app more
Two young boys sit on a wooden cart Brotherly Love Apr 25, 2014 Blogger Liamsmom tells about her experience raising two young boys, one of whom is deafblind in a... more
gold medal with blue ribbon Winners of the Contest for Most Popular Strategies Apr 16, 2014 Congratulations to the winners of our contest for the most popular strategy posted in March 2014!  ... more
Teddy Bear holding balloon CVI iPad Package Grant Now Open! Apr 14, 2014 Little Bear Sees has announced that their third CVI iPad package grant will take place in April... more
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
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
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
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