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Ballyland Educational Software

Ballyland is educational software designed for young children children who are blind or visually impaired
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TOTLB's Top 10 Apps for the iPad!

These were voted to be the best iPad apps for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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Early Learning Access Technology Framework

The Early Learning Access Technology Framework document is a guide for families and educators to introduce technology to children who are blind or have significant visual impairment.
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Assistive Technology in Action (video)

Video of young boy with visual impairment using Mountbatten brailler and other assistive technology.
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SpellGate

SpellGate is a free app to teach beginning spelling and it is totally accessible.
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Using Microsoft Lync to provide specialized mathematics instruction to students who are blind or visually impaired

Distance learning strategies for teaching mathematics who are blind or visually impaired using Microsoft Lync
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10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing

10 free and low-cost apps that may be especially helpful for individuals who find reading and/or writing challenging. Some offer text-to-speech and others are appropriate for users with low vision.
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Accessible Technology Options for the Blind and Visually Impaired Reader

Demonstration of a variety of assistive technology devices that provide the capability of accessing books via speech, large print, or braille.
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Julia demonstrates her use of assistive technology

This 6th grade girl who is blind demonstrates some of her favorite assistive technology tools.
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5 Ways to Get a Free iPad for Your Special Needs Child!

Funding ideas for getting a free iPad (and other assistive technology) for your child with special needs
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MacForTheBlind

Macfortheblind.com is a site specifically for blind or visually impaired, who use Macintosh computers or iOS devices, such as iPad, iPhone, iPod
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ViA - By Braille Institute

ViA is an app to help users who are blind or visually impaired to locate apps in iTunes App Store that are designed for blind or visually impaired
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Pictello App for Creating Talking Photo Albums

Create talking photo albums and talking books on iOS devices with the Pictello app
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Accessibility: A Guide for Educators

Learn how accessibility features in Microsoft products can be used in the classroom.
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Perkins Smart Brailler

Find out how the Smart Brailler can help to promote braille literacy with auditory feedback and lessons
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Accessible iOS Technology & Apps

iTechnology and apps that have been used successfully with individuals with deafblindness or with visual impairments and additional disabilities
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Download 161 Free Assistive Technology Applications

Online directory where persons with disabilities can download free Windows software to make their PC more accessible.
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iPad Resources from two TVIs

Marsha Bork and Faye Gonzalez share information about the accessibility features of the iPad and iPhone for people who are blind or visually impaired
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Accessibility Features for the iPad for Users Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Overview of accessibility features on Apple iPad for users who are blind or visually impaired includes information on VoiceOver and Zoom
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Kelso Presentation on Assistive Technology

This video lecture provides an overview of some tools and devices used by students who are blind or visually impaired to assist their daily activities

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