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Technology-themed stories for elementary students

Students love everything about technology - and they can quickly become tech-obsessed. Students (and adults!) can't resist one more scroll down, one more video clip, one more video game, and one more...

Five Apps That Help Students with Low Vision in the Science Classroom

I love science and technology, so it's only natural that I use a wide range of educational technology and apps in the classroom. Because I have low vision, not every app I find is a perfect fit for...
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Is Social Media Accessible?

Social media is important to students - including students with visual impairments. Social media is a convenient way to access information, provide information and communicate. Social media is a...
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Microsoft Badges and Certifications: For Educators and Students

Digital badges are earned by completing and showing competency of additional online coursework on a specific topic. Badges are a way to distinguish competency of skills and to distinguish educators...
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Samsung phone with TalkBack

Inclusive Android shares information on how to get started with a Samsung phone and TalkBack, Android's screen reader. This post includes step-by-step information, gestures, and keyboard commands....

5 Free Accessible News Apps for Low Vision

In the last few years, several news apps have been released so that users can keep up with what is going on in their town, in their country, and in their world. A lot of these apps are highly visual...
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Sesame Enable: Touch-Free Phone

Open Sesame is an app that enables users to control and interact with an Android smart phone or tablet using simple head movements. Users who are unable to use their hands/fingers can now access...

How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Sleep

I’ve had a lot of trouble falling asleep lately, and have been trying many things to help me fall asleep faster. For the last few nights, I have been trying out functions on my Amazon Echo Dot to see...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why Every Student Needs Microsoft Office Lens

I was getting ready to complete an assignment the other day, and discovered that I couldn't see the copy that was provided for me. My professor started to panic and wonder what to do. Luckily, I was...

Gmail Inbox Filters/Folders

One thing that some busy teachers that I encounter say most often is that they didn’t get or see an email that was sent to them.  There could be two culprits.  The first is that teacher simply didn’t...

Google Forms

One accessibility challenge that some of my Visually Impaired and blind students faced last school year was independent access to the same form of multiple choice tests that their peers were taking...
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BrailleBack Beta: Braille for Android Devices

BrailleBack app enables a blind user to connect a refreshable braille display to his/her Android device.  With your Android device running TalkBack, the BrailleBack app enables users to navigate,...

Smart Home by Wasserstein: Smart light bulb and smart plug Review

A 'smart home' is a home equipped with appliances, lighting, heating/air conditioning, camera systems, security systems, etc. that can be monitored and controlled remotely by a phone or computer....

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