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Accessible Digital Picture Books for Preschoolers

Just like their peers, young students with visual impairments and blindness are being introduced to technology at a very early age. Exposure to books - including picture books - is critical for...
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YouDescribe iOS App

YouDescribe is a free and easy method that enables educators and other volunteers to describe YouTube videos for viewers who are visually impaired or blind.  Recently released, the fully accessible...

Blindfold Space Invaders App

Translating a video arcade game into an audio game is never easy.  In many of them, the layout on the screen requires that you see everything going on, so you can make the right moves. As an example...

Review of Percentally App

At the beginning of the 2017-2018 School Year, I went on a quest to look for an app that Special Educators could easily use to take data.  My hunt stopped at Percentally. Percentally offers special...

iPads and Preparing for Productivity

Woohoo! I just got an iPad! This is awesome! Err... wait a second, is this it?  What do I do now? The above is likely to be something all of us have thought at some point when dealing with some sort...

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...

Snapchat and Low Vision

Recently, I was talking to one of my friends who asked me how people with low vision can access social media applications. With so many visual apps out there, it’s easy for people with vision...
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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...

Brian: Learning to Answer Questions using a braille display

Students who are blind with additional disabilities may struggle to read, write and answer questions independently.  However, mainstream technology such as an iPad paired with a refreshable braille...

Goodreads: The Bookworm's Best Friend

I don't know about where you are, but here it's colder than a politician’s heart! Seriously, though the days are getting longer and the sun is shining, it's still below freezing almost every day and...

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...

QR Codes and Children's Video Books

Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading award winning children's books. These riveting video books are free! Teacher guides/activities are also available for each book....
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Record Classroom Lectures: Just Press Record App

Just Press Record is a mobile audio recorder bringing one tap recording, transcription and iCloud syncing to all devices. This app is fully compatible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use....

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...

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...

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