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How to Write AT Goals in the IEP for Implementation & Instruction

TVI Yue-Ting Siu shares an article about how to implement technology into practice and how to create IEP goals to facilitate the process.
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Story Creator App

The Story Creator app is an excellent way to support children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, to create audio books.
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3-D Printing Presentation from CSUN

Presentation and resources on 3D Printing and 3D Creation for Tactile Graphics
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Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 7: An Introduction for Blind Users

This new edition of Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 7 offers detailed instructions for beginners.
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Screen Readers Don't Always Read What's On The Screen

Find out how punctuation marks and typographic symbols are handled by different types of screen reading software.
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Super Duper Data Tracker App

This application is an easy and convenient way to track and share data on student performance.
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Shadow Puppet Free App

Ideas on how to use the free app Shadow Puppet as a tool for students who are blind or visually impaired to create their own slideshow and stories
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Math Melodies Free Accessible App

Math Melodies is a free accessible math app created for all children but specifically designed for students with visual impairments.
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StoryKit App

StoryKit is a free app that can be used to create stories with text, images, and sound.
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3-D Printing for Emerging Braille Readers

The Fittle project creates braille puzzles for beginning readers using 3-D printing.
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Braille Squad -- Free app!

This free app is designed for beginning braille readers, using an iPad paired with a refreshable braille display.
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Apps to Help You Get Started with a New iOS Device

An overview of apps for iOS devices, with an emphasis on those designed for users who are blind or visually impaired.
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App for Free Audio Books through Audiobooks HQ

This app, which is accessible using VoiceOver, can be used to download free audiobooks.
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Exploring the Use of the iPad for Literacy Instruction

Find out more about accessibility settings for the iPad and other tips for using the iPad for literacy instruction with students who are blind or visually impaired.
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BARD Mobile App on YouTube

These videos from NLS provide an overview of the BARD mobile app.
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AccessNote App from AFB

Announcing the release of the AccessNote app for notetaking on iOS devices
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Free Webinars on ZoomText

Free webinars about ZoomText
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iPad Applications, Accessories and Modifications

Applications, accessories and modifications for iPads for students with multiple disabilities
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iOS7 Accessibility Features

This article explores the accessibility features of iOS7.
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Creating a Bibliography using WORD

This video demonstrates how to create a bibliography in various formats using WORD and talking software.

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