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Functional Literacy Self-Paced Tutorial

Online self-paced tutorial on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities
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Braille Easy iOS App for One-Handed Braille Users

Free iOS app to produce braille with one hand.
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A Curriculum for Multi-Sensory-Impaired Children

Free curriculum for learners with multi-sensory impairment (deafblind) with multiple disabilities
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12 Apps for Learners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Wondering which apps are best for people who are blind or partially sighted? This annotated list is a good place to start!
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Smiley Sight Words App

Smiley Sight Words is an accessible app that teaches high-frequency sight words to your child, including those who are blind or who have low vision.
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Donut Forget Your Valentines

Print and braille valentines to celebrate Valentine's Day!
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AccessWorld App from AFB

Official app for AFB's AccessWorld, which is an online magazine dedicated to technology and people with vision loss.
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Cortana for Windows 10

An overview of Microsoft's personal assistant for Windows, Cortana, with pros and cons for people with visual impairments
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Meet Liam: A video story of a 7-year-old who is deafblind

Video stories about 7-year-old boy who is deafblind and fully included in second grade.
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Tools for Teaching Math

The Exceptional Teaching website offers a wide variety of products for tactile, visual or auditory learning needs.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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