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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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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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VNC Viewer App

Tips on using the VNC Viewer app with students who are blind or visually impaired
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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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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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Archived Presentation on Assistive Technology & Unified English Braille

Presentation on the use of UEB with assistive technology devices and braille translation programs

DOT: Paving a new path for braille-Smart Braille Watch

Announcing a new Smart Braille Watch that will be released soon!
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Video Demonstration of Editing Using Bluetooth Keyboard

Video demonstration of using bluetooth keyboard to teach students with visual impairments to edit and manipulate homework in Google Docs.

Supporting Students with Low Vision Using Apple Technology

Free iBook on supporting students with low vision to use Apple technology
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Student-Created Video on Low Vision Mac Tips

Video demonstration showing how to set up speak selected text feature on a Mac, which can be a useful tool for people with low vision
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Navigating Pages Document with RBD Commands

Video demonstrating navigation of the Pages app using refreshable braille display
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CereProc Text-to-Speech

This text-to-speech technology is available for purchase for a wide range of uses.
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TalkButton Text-to-Speech Software for Macs

Announcement of TalkButton text-to-speech software for reading Microsoft Office documents on a Mac computer.
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NDscanner App for People with Low Vision

This free app is designed to scan and read on an iPad. Allows users with low vision to enlarge the text.

BLITAB: A Tablet for Braille Readers

Announcing the development of a tablet-style device designed especially for braille readers! It is not yet available for purchase, but promises increased accessibility for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

iBrailler App

iBrailler is a free app for the iPad that turns a touchscreen into a braillewriter to create, edit or share notes.
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Typing on Your iDevice

Tips for using the accessibility features on an iOS device
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Interactive Diagrams or Data Visualizations

Information and resources on interactive diagrams or data visualizations for students who are blind or visually impaired
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Archived Presentation on Assistive Technology for Students with Low Vision

Overview of assistive technology for students with visual impairments