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UEB Technical Materials: RNIB Insight Article 3

Tips on creating technical materials in UEB (Unified English Braille)
Ballyland Magic app

Ballyland Magic App

This app is designed for children who are blind or visually impaired to learn and practice touch gestures for VoiceOver, Apple's screen reader.
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Accessible Comics for the Blind

Accessible comic books for people who are blind or have low vision
Accessible Tests Resource Center

Accessible Tests Resource Center

Information and resources on accessibility of testing for students who are blind or visually impaired
EDA play apps

EDA Play Apps

EDA Play apps are designed for young children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
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iPad Skills Checklist

Checklist of iPad skills
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RNIB Insight Articles on Unified English Braille

Ideas to promote braille literacy through fun and creative teaching ideas to implement UEB (Unified English Braille)
The process of considering assistive technology

The Process of Considering Assistive Technology

Introduction to the considerations in selecting assistive technology (AT) to a student with disabilities
Getting started with VoiceOver on an iPad

Tips to Get Started with VoiceOver on an iPad

A systematic and effective approach on how to teach VoiceOver on the iPad to students with visual impairments and blindness (VIB).
Off to the Park cover

Tactile Board Book: Off to the Park

Tactile board book for pre-braille readers and children with low vision
Front page of "Kite Flying" book; shows a kite made out of foam and the kite strings made out of pipe cleaners

Seasonal Tactile Book Ideas

These braille books with tactile illustrations can be used with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, for seasonal themes and holidays.

I-M-ABLE: Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education

I-M-ABLE approach to teaching braille to students who have difficulty learning
Animal book review

Braille Books from DK

Review of DK Braille Book Series for young readers who are blind or visually impaired
Kristie Smith holding "Not Far From Home"

Building on Patterns Videos with Kristie Smith

Videos about the Building on Patterns series for teaching beginning braille literacy to young children who are blind or visually impaired
Demonstration of student taking photo of graph

Teaching Students to Label Photos of Graphic Aid for Mathematics

Students who are blind or visually impaired learn how to turn in their assignments using a graphing aid for mathematics
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ClearVision Lending Library

Lending library in the United Kingdom, with braille and tactile books for children
Reading a tactile map

Touch Mapper

Tactile maps can be created for free using a 3D printer, for people who are blind or visually impaired. Great for Orientation and Mobility.
Tactile caliper

Tactile Caliper

Measuring device for people who are blind or visually impaired
Trekker Breeze

Accessible GPS Devices and Apps

Information about accessible GPS devices for travelers who are blind or visually impaired
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Google Drive Guides for JAWS and VoiceOver

Step-by-step guides to use Google Drive with JAWS or VoiceOver for individuals who are blind or visually impaired