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Fast Facts About Tactile Pavement

On March 18, 2019, the Google homepage featured an image that shows a blindness cane user standing on tactile pavement, with the word "Google" written across...
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Understanding Service Dog Training with Technology

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to one of my faculty mentors about their service dog. Some of the topics we discussed included the importance of service...
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Location Tracking with Google Maps

We are all well aware of how Google manages to keep tabs on our virtual movement online as well as our every move in real life. Many of you have opted out of...
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Clew: Navigation App Review

Clew is an iOS app that records a user's path and then guides the user back to his starting point. Clew was created to help travelers who are visually impaired...
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How I Use My Phone for Orientation and Mobility

Over the weekend, an image went viral of a woman holding a blindness cane and using a phone at the same time. Many people assumed that the woman was faking her...
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Touring Colleges with Virtual Reality

As technology continues to evolve, future college students now have an additional way to search for higher education by touring colleges with virtual reality....
Tips for Be My Eyes Volunteer from a Vision Impaired User. www.veroniiiica.com

Tips for Be My Eyes Volunteers from a Vision Impaired User

Since he is used to helping me with various tasks, my brother decided to download the Be My Eyes app and learn how to be a Be My Eyes volunteer. I use the Be...
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Be My Eyes App Review

During my senior year of high school, I was researching assistive technology apps and found a Be My Eyes review. I was interested in the concept of having a...
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Airaport - How I Use Aira at the Airport

Back in March, I had the opportunity to go on my first ever flight, from Washington, DC to San Diego. I had to make the trip through the airport and onto my...
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Bringing Freedom Indoors

Over the past two years, Esteban Wu has worked to implement BlindSquare Beacon Positioning System Technology in Rhode Island. BlindSquare is an application...
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Incorporating Blindness Canes into Halloween Costumes

I started using a blindness cane about two months before Halloween, and found myself wondering how I was going to incorporate my blindness cane into a...
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Cane Songs

So many of our O&M students love music and songs. You can use the songs rhythm and the words in the song to help motivate students to use great cane skills...
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Introduction to Blindfold Games: Video

In the video below, Marty Schultz, founder of Blindfold Games, shares his story about how Blindfold games came to be, discusses the science behind the games...
Colorful 3D printed tactile maps: each room is a separate tile that is placed together like a puzzle to show the entire building

Tactile 3D printed classroom maps

By law, emergency exit routes are required in all public buildings. But these maps are not accessible to students with visual impairments. The University of...
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Get Ready for College: O&M Skills

What O&M skills do high school students with visual impairments or blindness need to know in order to be successful in college or in job situation? Meg...
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BlindSquare Integration for Future Dog Guide User

My student is 20 years old, moved to her new apartment in downtown Winooski, VT one month ago, and is getting a dog guide at the end of the month. She rarely...
Screenshot of You Doodle app showing annotated map image. Map has colored and labeled the Library, Gym and Room 110 and routes.

Adapting a Floor Plan Using You Doodle App

About the App You Doodle comes as both a paid app for the full version, or can be downloaded for free. While the free version does not have as many features...
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Mobile App Review: Compass, by Apple Inc.

App version: Version 1.2.1 Size - 663.6 KB Category Compatibility - Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone. Developer: Apple Inc...
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Treasure Hunts and Geocaching: O&M lessons

Occasionally I have little ones who just aren’t motivated to get up and go. They may have decent cane skills but just don’t want to practice and refine their...
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Whiteboard and Compass App: O&M Lesson

I work with a second grade student with albinism who moved to a new classroom in a large combined elementary/ middle school building. The student needed to...
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O&M Lesson: Teaching Distance Estimates using BlindSquare

Sally is a 7th grade student who is totally blind and has classes that often use ‘feet’ and ‘square feet’ as a measurement. She encounters this in her math...
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O&M Lesson Using BlindSquare with VoiceOver

Instructor: Laurie Wright Objective: Student will explore BlindSquare main page using VoiceOver gestures, and ‘set’ 2 points of interest in “my places.”...
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Welcome to Wyatt's House: O&M lesson

The challenge put forth to me was to create a mobility lesson while using a high tech app. Imagine my student, a 2 year old child who is totally blind trailing...
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Google Earth O&M lesson

My student is a 16-year-old high schooler who wants to walk to his friend’s house in a city environment. We have been working on intersections and street...
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Transit App Tutorial: Part 3

Editor's Note: This video was created by Penny Stevenson and is posted on Paths to Technology with permission. Transit is a public transport app that works...
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Transit App Tutorial: Part 2

Editor's Note: This video was created by Penny Stevenson and is posted on Paths to Technology with permission. Transit is a public transport app that works...
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Transit App Tutorial: Part 1

Editor's Note: This video was created by Penny Stevenson and is posted on Paths to Technology with permission. Transit is a public transport app that works...
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How to Use Campus Alert Systems

While I was waiting for my plane to take off a few days ago, I got a message from my campus alert system saying that the power was out, so classes may be...
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Lazarillo: A Free Accessible GPS App for the Blind and Visually Impaired

I have a coworker whose favorite saying is “if it’s for free it’s for me”. Everyone likes a freebie, but when it’s a particularly useful freebie, it just feels...
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How Do People with Vision Impairments . . . Navigate School Hallways?

My friend and I were talking the other day and they asked me how I had learned to navigate the hallways of my school before I started using a blindness cane-...
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How to create a digital pushpin map

We all know Google Maps are a very useful tool when it comes to previewing locations and getting directions, but did you know that you can create a digital...
Folded long cane with text, "The shaft has 4 sections that allow me to fold my cane when I am not using it."

My Long Cane Book

I initially created a My Long Cane Book with a student who was being introduced to the long cane. The idea came after I had combed the internet for a children’...
Student standing on a street corner using his iPhone to magnify and trace the curb across the street.

Tracing Lines with the iPhone

Objective The student will locate and read posted information using the iPhone camera or magnifier by spotting, fixating, and then tracing environmental...
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How Tinted Glasses Help My Light Sensitivity

When my eye doctor first recommended that I get tinted glasses in eighth grade, I was worried people might tease me for looking like I wear sunglasses all the...
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Is This My Bus Stop?! The Reminders App

I started using the iPhone Reminders app during city bus lessons when I taught a high schooler who has low vision and significant social anxiety.  The idea of...
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Creating Simple O&M Low Vision Maps with a Little Gloss!

My name is Joseph Kolb, a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist with The Carroll Center for the Blind in the Boston area.  My work is community-based...
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iOS Native Magnifier App

For those tech savvy low vision folks who have been handily using their iPhone cameras to capture images of restaurant menus and then using zoom to enlarge it...
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BlindSquare app and unique rural travel environments

I recently attended Diane Brauner and Ed Summer’s High Tech O&M training through Perkins E-learning and was excited to learn some wonderfully helpful tools...
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How Do People with Vision Impairments. . . Go To Waterparks?

A few summers ago, my friend and I would frequently go to a waterpark one town over from us. I have to give my friend major credit here, because they were very...
How a TSA Pre-Check helps me as a visually impaired traveler. www.veroniiiica.com

How a TSA Pre-Check Helps Me as a Visually Impaired Traveler

TSA Pre-Checks are incredibly useful for any traveler, but I was surprised by how helpful they are for travelers with blindness and low vision. This past March...

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