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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
Draw2Measure app icon

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
Screenshot of creating accessible maps

Creating Accessible Maps

Resources to create accessible maps, including tactile maps and auditory maps for people who are blind or partially sighted
Page from braille dog book


Braille and large print books for young children available for purchase through Access2Books
NOAH SchoolKit logo

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)
EIVI homepage

Early Intervention Visual Impairment Professionals

Ideas and resources for early intervention for children who are blind or visually impaired
Kristie Smith and Kerry Isham holding APH Game kits.

Create Educational Games with APH Game Kit

Create your own educational games for students who are blind or partially sighted!
Texas Early Learning Pathways

Texas Early Learning Pathways

Developmental milestones and related activities for young children birth to five years of age
Location Literacy for O & M

Location Literacy for Orientation & Mobility

Resources for Orientation and Mobility (O & M) Instructors (COMS)
Tips to navigate the web efficiently using a screen reader

Navigating the Web with Windows Screen Readers

Learn to use a screen reader to navigate the web efficiently if you have a visual impairment or if you are a teacher of students who are blind or low vision.
Maryland UEB Checklists cover sheet

Maryland's Standards for UEB

Maryland's College and Career Reading Standards for Unified English Braille: Braille, Formatting, and Tactile Graphics Checklists By Grade
Communication book with picture and tactile symbol for "eat"

Video Stories: Deafblind Families Matter!

Video stories showing how to incorporate communication and literacy into the daily routines of young children who are deafblind
CCSS tech skills scope and sequence

Scope and Sequence of Digital Literacy Skills

Scope and sequence of recommended digital literacy and technology skills
Cover of Just Enough To Know Better

Just Enough To Know Better, UEB Version

Sighted parents, friends, family members can learn enough basic braille to help children learn to read!
UEB Nemeth Guidelines

Guidance for Transcription Using the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts

Guidelines for transcribing Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics within the context of UEB (Unified English Braille)