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Video Demonstration of APH Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphing Calculator

Video demonstrations and resources for the APH Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphing Calculator
10 Short Videos to Improve Document Accessibility

Learn to Format Accessible Documents

Learn how to create more accessible documents for individuals using screenreaders
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Lesson Plan: iOS VoiceOver Gestures Practice

Provide practice for students who are blind to use gestures with VoiceOver on the iPad.
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Free Android Apps for Children with Visual Impairments

Free Android apps for visual stimulation for young children or students with multiple disabilities
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Nemeth Lessons and Handouts

Resources for Nemeth code, which is the braille code for Math and Science
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Braille Note Taker Curriculum

Curriculum with lesson plans for braille note takers, such as the Braille Note Apex and Braille Sense
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Standards for Braille Reading Speed

Information about standards for braille reading speeds
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Fourth Grade Rats in Braille

Fourth Grade Rats is now available in braille
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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