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APH Talking Typer App Now Available!

Talking Typer App is an accessible typing and computer keyboard tutorial app for students who are blind or visually impaired.
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7 Steps to Creating an Accessible Word Document

Follow these steps to make a Word document accessible to people using a screen reader,
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Accessing EasyBib.com Using JAWS

Step-by-step guidelines to create an accessible bibliography using an automatic citation tool and a screen reader.
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A Must-Read Section on Teaching Braille!

A 5-part series on teaching braille and promoting braille literacy
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RNIB Insight Articles on Unified English Braille

Ideas to promote braille literacy through fun and creative teaching ideas to implement UEB (Unified English Braille)
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The Right to Write

Website with videos and resources to help expand the understanding of written expression for students with significant disabilities and deafblindness.
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Guidelines for Teaching Writing to Braille Students

Guidelines to help braille students develop writing skills
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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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TacType Keyboard

This keyboard works well with an iPad.
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Sketchpad to Create Raised Line Drawings

Use this sketchpad to create tactile graphics or raised line drawings for children who are blind or visually impaired
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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ideas for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Activities for students who are blind or visually impaired honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Braille Mechanics Guidance

Tips on the mechanics of braille, including proper positioning for reading and writing braille.
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Information on Perkins SMART Brailler

Information about the Perkins SMART Brailler
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In Praise of the Slate and Stylus

This blog post presents the case for the slate and stylus as important tools for people who use braille.
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Talking Typer

Talking Typer keyboarding software is now available from APH at a reduced rate for multiple licenses.
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DIY Father's Day Journal

DIY Fathers' Day journal for students who are blind or visually impaired
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Free Slate and Stylus

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Make Your Own Adapted Paper

Make your own special paper for students with low vision!
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Sensory Curriculum Ideas - Journey to the Shop

This activity helps children who are blind or visually impaired to develop sensory skills through a trip to visit different kinds of stores and shops.
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Creating Transition Books

Students who are transitioning to new classrooms or schools can create books to describe their needs and abilities to new teachers and assistants.

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