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Tactile Coloring Books

These tactual coloring activities and materials are accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Nemeth/Braille Sense Video Tutorial

Video tutorial demonstrating how to input Nemeth Braille Code on a Braille Sense Note Taker
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What is the Expanded Core Curriculum?

Overview of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) from TSBVI
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Including ALL Students in Transition from Paper Classroom to Digital Classroom

Video discussing the importance of enabling students with visual impairments to participate fully in the transition to digital classrooms.
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Pop Cake Braille Cell

Use sillicone baking molds to make braille cells!
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Q & A re Inclusion of English Learners with Disabilities in English Language Proficiency Assessments

This guidance document addresses the issue of whether or not students who are English Learners who also have disabilities should be included in English Language Proficiency assessments.
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Access to Literacy and Sustainable Societies

Update on literacy statistics and the challenges for individuals with visual impairments
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Video Trainings from Iowa on Abacus

Video trainings on the use of the abacus to teach mathematics to students who are blind or visually impaired
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VNC Viewer App

Tips on using the VNC Viewer app with students who are blind or visually impaired
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The Rules of Unified English Braille

Rules of UEB (Unified English Braille)
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List of JAWS Keystrokes

Cheatsheet of JAWS keystroke commands
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How to Convert Bookshare Books to ePub & Dropbox NIMAC Textbooks for a Student

Step-by-step instructions for teachers to convert NIMAC books to ePub and share via DropBox to enable students who are blind or visually impaired to access them
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Motor Activities Checklist to Encourage the Development of Pre-Braille Skills

This checklist looks the fine motor and tactile discrimination skills of children who are blind or visually impaired to help to determine their readiness for braille.
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Texas UEB Transition Plan

Texas shares their transition plan to move from English Braille American Edition (EBAE) code to Unified English Braille (UEB).
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Using Bookshare and Voice Dream Reader to Make Reading Accessible

Video demonstration of Bookshare and VoiceDream Reader app to make reading accessible to people who are blind or low vision
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iZiggi Document Camera

This video demonstration of the iZiggi Document Camera shows how the camera can be used to view and zoom a document on an iPad
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Multi-Step Object Calendar System

5-minute video describing how to set up & use a calendar system as a pre-literacy tool for blind, visually impaired, deafblind, multiply disabled
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Unified English Braille: Australian Training Manual

UEB (Unified English Braille) manual from Australia, with lessons and practice exercises
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Archived Presentation on Assistive Technology & Unified English Braille

Presentation on the use of UEB with assistive technology devices and braille translation programs
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Geometry Resources for Students with Visual Impairment

Geometry materials for teaching students who are blind or visually impaired

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