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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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Eclipse Soundscapes app and citizen science project

On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be seen by millions of people in the United States.  The Eclipse Soundscapes Project will help students with visual impairments experience the eclipse through...
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Rain Rain Sleep Sounds App: iOS & Android app for sleeping and anxiety

Many students who are blind or visually impaired have trouble sleeping.  Some students have switched day and night schedules, making it hard to fall asleep at night and to stay awake during class.  ...
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Intro to G Suite Accessibility

Google continues to expand and improve accessibility of Google suite.  Google suite (G suite) is a combination of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools developed in 2006 by Google.  G...
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Path Guide: Indoor Navigation App

Path Guide is a recently-released Android app that takes a unique approach to providing step-by-step navigation information for indoor travel. Microsoft's research project, Path Guide, uses the '...
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EziSmart: Making the smartphone easy and accessible for all

Written for Paths to Technology by Richard Chan Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter says: “The mobile phone is the hyperlink of humanity.” While the majority of people take the smart phone for granted,...
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Test-approved Graphing Calculator App

The next generation of graphing calculator - the Desmos app - is available at no cost! This app, which is accessible for users who are blind and visually impaired, is backed by Pearson and is...
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Text Relay for Deaf Blind Users

Students are taught what to do in case of an emergency.  Preschoolers and kindergarten students learn their address and phone number.  They also learn about fire safety and how to call 911 for help...
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335 Navigator App: Android music and audio app

Listen to over 10,000 on-line radio stations as well as media using the 335 Navigator App.  This free app is designed specifically for users who are visually impaired or blind and is fully accessible...

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