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VR for VI: How Visually Impaired Students Can Use Virtual Reality

"Hey Veronica, What are some of the accessible VR apps?  Some of the schools I work at now have VR kits and I want to see how I can have my blind and visually impaired students access them also.  Thanks.  I'm also toying with the idea of making VR videos for O&M, but not totally sure how it will work yet.  "
- mplansker
, Feb 06, 2019

Accessing the Periodic Table

"Hi Roy, Thanks for sharing on Paths to Technology! I have added a quick Tech Idea post about your accessible Periodic Table and that you are recruiting beta testers.  Keep us posted as things progress! We are always excited to see new products for our students!  Diane "
- Diane Brauner
, Jan 07, 2019
"Hi Diane, I have developed just such a 3D model of the periodic table for which you are looking. It is called the Alexander Arrangement of Elements ElementBook, and I am looking for beta testers for moving toward design for production. Details can be found at If someone wants to volunteer, s(he) can email me for a conversation regarding the ElementBook and his/her... read more
, Jan 04, 2019

Ten Facts about Braille for World Braille Day

"Thanks for reaching out to the Paths to Technology community! I'll respond to your questions offline. "
- Diane Brauner
, Jan 07, 2019
"working on smart campus project and looking to add facilities and technologies to help blind students in the campus , navigation and e-learning and exams systems . Like to receive any available information , or common practice ways in other countries to help me in my project . Best regards "
- Ayman Narmug
, Jan 07, 2019

Transitioning to a 504 Plan Before Graduation

"I still a little confused if it is necessary or not. A student who does not currently have an IEP or 504 plan, but has a disability that significantly limits a life activity will qualify for DSPS services at a college. I'm not sure what sort of proof the college asks for. In my experience it's not a good idea to move from an IEP to isn't necessary. The student simply... read more
- Christine Denarola
, Dec 18, 2018

From a Blind Developer's Perspective

"Hi, I am wondering how much memory Florian has in the mace with VMware on it? I just got a new MacBook and have 16 gig in this one. I am going to put the VMware software back on this Mac, which ran a bit slowly on my old one but this may be due to only 8 gig of memory and a mechanical hard drive.Hi "
- John Farina
, Dec 13, 2018

BlindSquare--Liberating Blind People from a Square of Restriction

"As an O&M, I have taught BlindSquare to numerous students as well as trained O&Ms on the basics of BlindSquare. I also have colleagues who are visually impaired who use BlindSquare regularly and love it. BlindSquare is terrific! BlindSquare tends to be chatty, so selecting the desired settings makes a much better user experience. (This BlindSquare post includes suggested BlindSquare... read more
- Diane Brauner
, Dec 12, 2018