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Braille Letters from Santa

Braille letters from Santa Claus can be sent to children in many parts of the English-speaking world this Christmas!
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Apps to Support Mobile Literacy

Apps to support mobile literacy for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, through accessing text and accessing environmental print
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Treasure Stop from WPSBC

Treasure Stop shares ideas to adapt materials, games, books and more to encourage skill development in children with visual impairments.
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No Barriers Podcast

No Barriers Podcast with Erik Weihenmayer provides inspiration by sharing journeys of those who have faced barriers in their lives and persevered.
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Novel Effect App Adds Sound Effects

Just in time for Halloween, the free Novel Effect app adds sound effects, music, and character sounds that help to bring "The Littlest Pumpkin" to life for young children who are blind or visually impaired.
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TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC

TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC
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Tutorial for the Focus 14: Writing an Email Message

A parent-created tutorial to send an email message with the Focus 14 refreshable braille display from Freedom Scientific
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Google Keep App: A Tool for Getting Organized

Google Keep is an app that can help you organize and prioritize tasks. This is a great tool for busy itinerant teachers who are always on the go!
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Braille Books with a Character Who Is Blind and/or Deaf for Middle & High School

Are you looking for braille books with a character who is blind and/or deaf for middle & high school students? Check out this list for students with visual impairments or deafblindness!
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Short Stories for Adults Learning Uncontracted UEB

Short Stories for adults learning uncontracted UEB
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Visual Acuity Tool

Visual Acuity Tool to simulate what individuals with macular disease may experience
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Beginning the School Year with Bookshare

Tips and resources to use Bookshare with students who are blind or visually impaired
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Resources from CA School for the Blind: Assistive Tech & Braille Standards

California School for the Blind shares helpful resources to get started with assistive tech Braille Note Takers, Web Navigation with Screen Readers, iOS and apps, and braille standards for math & ELA.
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CVI Online Resources from Perkins eLearning

Perkins eLearning offers a number of videos, webinars, and online classes on the topic of cortical visual impairment (CVI).
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Emma Bear's Day: Book for Children with CVI

This picture book with black backgrounds and strong contrast was created by the mother of a child with CVI (cortical visual impairment)
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Ballyland Stay Still, Squeaky! App for Beginning iPad Users

This app for beginning iPad users who are blind or visually impaired is designed to teach basic iPad skills through cause and effect, while the Bonus Game builds spatial awareness on the screen.
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Data Disability Portal

The Disability Data Portal provides a snapshot of the data globally available on people with disabilities in 40 countries.
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UEB Practice Sentences

UEB Practice Sentences can be used to teach braille students contractions.
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Understanding Learning Challenges for Children and Young People with Multi- Sensory Impairments

Recording of multi-sensory impairment seminar held in Melbourne, Australia, May 28, 2018, focusing on CHARGE Syndrome, with presentations by Prof. Tim Hartshorne, Prof. Nancy Hartshorne & David Brown
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The Bridge School: Cortical Visual Impairment

CVI: Bridge School

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