Literacy and Braille

Why you should attend therapy dog reading programs, from a former participant and handler.
BrailleBlox is available now!
Here are ideas for accessible digital books appropriate for preschoolers/emerging readers.
Choose 1, 2, or 3 Days. Day 1: CVI Assessment and Programming Tools. Day 2: Consideration of CVI and Impact on O&M. Day 3: Path to Literacy: CVI Prerequisites.
There are 4 sessions included in this training module on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
Step-by-step instructions to create our own iBook using the iBook author app
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This tutorial will explore techniques and strategies that will enhance classroom materials for children who read Braille, and children with CVI.
One day FREE, hands-on workshop in New Hampshire, focuses on teaching educators to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.
Does your student have the tech skills required for editing documents, finding misspelled words and correcting punctuation errors?
Let Perkins eLearning guide you toward creating your organizational membership and launching your Bookshare program in 2 weeks!
Bookshare, an accessible on-line library for users who are visually impaired and/or print disabled, needs our support!
Want to know the VoiceOver commands used when creating a Word document on a Mac computer running VoiceOver? Watch as this tech savvy student's video!
Looking for a checklist of skills and IEP goals for Read2Go, the Bookshare digital library app?
Tips to prepare students with visual impairment to correctly interpret tables and tactile graphics in science class beginning in early grades.
There are 5 sessions included in this training module on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
This workshop is DESE approved and will meet the SEI/ESL requirements for Teachers of the Visually Impaired.
Personal reflections on the value of braille in the workplace and independence
Review of the reading A-Z app for students who are visually impaired or blind.
Follow Layla's progression as she learns more refreshable braille display chord commands on her iPad.
In this webinar, Gwyn McCormack, of PositiveEye UK shares theme-based lessons that provide a breadth of cross-curricular activities.
In this webinar, Gwyn McCormack, of PositiveEye UK shares theme-based lessons that provide a breadth of cross-curricular activities.
Registration for Spring 2018 Sign Language Classes is closed. Check back for Fall Registration.
Using tactile representations to explain iPad concepts to a first grade blind student.
Tips on how to encourage a first grade braille student to be responsible for and independent with her technology.
Learn about Bookshare's online library of accessible ebooks in Braille and digital formats and visit the Braille Central support portal.
Are you curious what techniques the blind use to read? We cover two techniques, Braille and audio. If curious in learning more, please keep reading.
Is "listening" truly a type of reading? Explore this hot topic!
Bookshare Adds New Updates to Go Read - A Free, Open Source Ebook Reader App
Blindfold Spin and Solve is a "Wheel of Fortune" type iOS game that reinforces learning braille contractions.
Bookshare is now offering an accessibility feature that helps readers maintain focus and improve visual tracking ability.
This tutorial describes the tools and resources that can help teams make appropriate decisions about accessible educational materials (AEM) and reading tools.
This webinar describes tools and resources that can help teams make appropriate decisions about Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and reading tools.
This tutorial describes how Audio Supported Reading can meet the challenges of students with print-related disabilities when used as an instructional strategy.
This webinar describes how Audio Supported Reading can meet the challenges of students with print-related disabilities when used as an instructional strategy.
Learn different strategies and tools that can be used to create and modify literacy materials for early readers in this accessible literacy course.
Tips on using interactive stories on an iPad to teach children who are blind or visually impaired to use VoiceOver and Refreshable Braille Displays
A TVI shares her experiences on starting a four year old on an iPad with a refreshable braille display.
Introducing chord commands to Layla, a preschooler using an iPad paired with a refreshable braille display.
In this webcast, Kim Charlson and Joanne Becker discuss the roll out of the Unified English Braille (UEB) and the challenges in making this transition.
Guidelines for finding the right text for students who are visually impaired with varying ability levels.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to effectively and creatively adapt classroom materials while enhancing a Braille-rich environment for your students.
These hands-on accessible science activities are designed for students who are blind or visually impaired with multiple disabilities to learn about snow.
Sharon Stelzer demonstrates a full-day calendar system that she developed for a 14 year old student.
This webinar explores experience and concept books, as well as story and conversation boxes.
Ira Padhye discusses the transition from whole to partial objects as well as the construction of the calendar system.
The tutorial explores listening as a learning strategy for students with print disabilities, including sensory, cognitive, learning, and physical impairment.
This webinar will cover the concept of "Listening" in an educational context, specifically in the development of literacy skills.

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