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Ballyland Rotor app

Ballyland Rotor App

This app is designed to teach children who are blind or low vision the gestures for the rotor in VoiceOver.
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Braille Music Notator

Braille Music Notator is an online tool for creating braille music scores.
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Introducing a Braille Display to a Child Who Is Deafblind

A parent of a boy who is deafblind describes her son's refreshable braille display and her hopes for the doors that will open to him through assistive technology.
Tactile book of dinosaurs

Tactile Vision Graphics

Find tactile graphics for educational and personal use, including braille coloring books, braille biology tactile diagrams, and materials to promote braille literacy.
Cover of Sarah, Misty, and Scribbles

Children's Book with Characters Who Are Visually Impaired

This picture book about toys with visual impairments is a great resource for teachers and families to help children understand about vision loss.
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Just Books Read Aloud

Free website with videos of books being read aloud.
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Webcast: Strategies for Assessing and Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities

This video examines how learners at the sensorimotor level acquire information and progress through the learning stages.
Cover of A Blind Guide to Stinkville

Book Review: A Blind Guide to Stinkville

A TVI with albinism reviews a young adult novel about a 12-year-old girl growing up with albinism.
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OverTHERE Free App

This free iPhone app provides increased accessibility to the environment and is a helpful orientation and mobility tool, which assists with independent travel
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A Must-Read Section on Teaching Braille!

A 5-part series on teaching braille and promoting braille literacy
Learn NVDA

Learn Tech Assistive Technology Videos from AFB

Free online training for individuals who are blind or visually impaired to learn to use assistive technology tools, such as NVDA screenreader and Google Drive and Google Docs
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Draw2Measure Protractor App

Free accessible app to measure angles on an iPad or iPhone. Great math tool for students who are blind or low vision!
Teacher reading braille book with young boy

Sources of Free Braille Books

Wondering where you can get free braille books? Check out this listing of sources of free braille books in the United States and Canada for children who are blind or visually impaired.
Sit with Us app

Sit with Us App

Free app to help students find lunch buddies
Slant board with different types of balls attached

Fall CVI School Checklist

Tips for teachers working with children with CVI
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Creating Accessible Maps

Resources to create accessible maps, including tactile maps and auditory maps for people who are blind or partially sighted
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Access2Books

Braille and large print books for young children available for purchase through Access2Books
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NOAH SchoolKit for Students with Albinism

Educational tips and resources for teaching students with albinism.
Boy reading braille book while using tactile sign

Story about 7-year-old boy who is deafblind

Inspirational story of a boy who is deafblind due to meningitis, but has learned braille and more!
Screenshot of Orientation and Mobility documents on Google Drive

O & M Organizational Documents

Organizational documents for Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS, O & M)

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