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Hour of Code

Students are living in a digital world - computers are a part of every day life. Just as students need print and/or braille literacy, students also need to read computer language. Coding is a way to...

Screen Recorder: iOS 11 Feature

iOS 11 has several new features, including the Screen Recorder feature. The screen recorder feature enables you to capture of video recording of what you are doing on your iPhone or iPad - the video...

What's Cooking? Finding Recipes using Big Oven

  This time of year, everyone is looking for recipes.  Cookies, fruitcakes, pies, and that special side dish to make your holiday meal that much more special.   There are lots of great ways to find...
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Animal Watch Vi Suite: Math App

Endangered animals and invasive species and MATH? This exciting iOS app incorporates motivating content into word problems, graphs and other core math skills. Cheetahs, black rhinos, gray wolves...

Blindfold Slide Puzzle

About two years, I created Blindfold Tile Puzzle, based on the game 2048. 2048 is played on a 4 by 4 grid, where you combine identical numbers to produce their sum.  Hence, in the above puzzle, with...

Blindfold Barnyard: Cardinal Directions Game

Some of you may have played Blindfold Barnyard.  It’s an easy game, where you drag your finger around on the screen until you find an animal, such as a goat, and then drag it to the fence where you’...

Google Maps Offline

As an O&M, it would be a dream for all of our community traveling students and clients to have a smartphone with an unlimited data plan.  In reality, many of our students are assigned a tablet...
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Sprint and free KNFB Reader app

Sprint Corporation, commonly referred to as Sprint, is a U.S. telecommunications holding company that provides wireless services and is an internet service provider. KNFB Reader is a mobile OCR app...

Quizlet and Low Vision

In the last two weeks, it seems like every time I turn around, I have another test or quiz that demands my attention- sometimes several in one day. While each class I study for is unique, I use the...

Talking Turkey: Using the Butterball for iOS App

I’ve never hosted Thanksgiving. OK, that’s not quite true...I had it one year, but since it was just me and my mom, I don’t think that counts. I have no idea what I made, but chances are it involved...
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Want more educational apps that are accessible? Blindfold Games

Blindfold Games are auditory-based games specifically created for students and adults who are visually impaired or blind. Many of these games are accessible, auditory versions of popular mainstream...

Now Where Did I Save that Assignment??

I currently teach in two school districts which provide Chromebooks to students and use the Google Platform for online communications and instruction. For progress monitoring of skills, I needed some...

Use Adobe Fill and Sign to Scan and Complete Print Documents

An age old issue that TVIs face is the matter of general education teachers providing students who have low vision with regular sized, print worksheets.  The TVI might work hard to emphasize how...
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BrailleBlaster: Free braille transcription software

The American Printing House for the Blind has been making educational materials more accessible for almost as long as braille has existed. And now we’re transforming access as dramatically as braille...

How to Make Music Accessible with Microsoft Publisher

I frequently create my own accessible copies of music for band, where I play clarinet. I don't use any specific music software, and instead choose to use Microsoft Publisher, a desktop publishing...

Ballyland Sound Memory Game: Matching and Math Grids

Students and educators are clamoring for educational apps that are accessible - especially apps that teach skills that are unique to students who are visually impaired. Ballyland Sound Memory is an...

How to Create Accessible PowerPoints

Out of all of the presentation software out there, PowerPoint is by far the most used in all of my classes. It's not difficult to see why- it's easy to use, supported across many devices, and...

Five Low Vision Twitter Accounts to Follow

I've been on Twitter for a little less than a year now, and didn't start actively using the platform until March. Since then, I've discovered that there is a whole world of resources on low vision,...

Going Paperless with Dropbox

As itinerant teachers, organization and access is key to being productive.  One thing that I have found helpful is going paperless by uploading paper versions of documents onto the Dropbox app.  That...

1Password: An Accessible and Secure Password Storage Option

Introduction I hate remembering passwords. And making new ones is particularly hard because it’s a stretch to deviate from my standard go-to options (and no, I’m not going to tell you what those...

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