Literacy and Braille

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.
Marguerite describes the benefits of schedule systems as developing literacy skills, concepts, memory, and expressive and receptive communication.
In this video, Hilary demonstrates a portable calendar system that she developed for one of her teenage students.
This short video provides a brief overview of the use of a multi-step object system for students who are ready to move on from a single object system.
Megan demonstrates how she adapted the book "What's for Lunch" using prompts, a student-activated switch, and simple visual and tactile representations of food.
In this video, Ira Padhye presents an experience book that she made for her students about going to the supermarket.
In this teachable moment, Kate Fraser talks about the importance of arrows in science.
Christa Hulburt demonstrates an adapted book, The Shape Surprise that she made for a preschool student with low vision and describes the skills she is teaching.
Given three reading samples, blind and visually impaired students will be able to successfully determine the theme of each story.
The workshop teaches participants how to use Bookshare resources and tools so that teachers can provide timely access to textbooks and print materials.
In this video, Megan presents the book, The Tiny Seed, that she created for her student who has CVI.
In this video Ira demonstrates a tactile book she has created for her students on the topic of brushing teeth.
Learn how to adapt books for students with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) and other disabilities.
This video demonstrates how the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" book design is meant to develop skills related to visual attention and visual tracking.
This training discusses how to modify the environment and materials for more effective access to literacy and communication for students.
This video demonstrates the use of an adapted book. It is an experience-style book that is based on a Christmas Party at school.
This online course offers education specialists the tools necessary to guide and instruct teachers on how to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.
This course will offer practical AAC strategies for educators who work with early communicators with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
This tutorial looks at positioning and other best practices to increase access to technology for multiple disabilities students during classroom activities.
Bookshare in Depth is made up of 5 sessions, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Webinar presentation on dual media assessment and strategies for students who use both print and braille.
Deirdre Leech talks about the challenges that parents and teachers of students with multiple disabilities and deafblindness face with regard to literacy.
A webinar presentation on literacy adaptations, accommodations, and strategies used in classrooms for children who are deafblind.
This webinar explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
This tutorial explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
This tutorial discusses a variety of techniques and strategies that parents and teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students with CVI.
This tutorial introduces Paths to Literacy, a new online resource about literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired.
This training module demonstrates teaching strategies to improve literacy and writing skills of students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
This presentation focuses on the various literacy adaptations, accommodations, and strategies used in classrooms for children who are deafblind.
This tutorial provides an overview of the SMART Brailler's features and benefits, and how the SMART Brailler can promote braille literacy.
Teaching children who are dual media learners presents challenges, but offers incredible rewards as they develop the literacy tools needed for success.
This tutorial examines elements that make Common Core different from previous state standards and the challenges they present for visually impaired students.
There are two webcasts in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairment.
This tutorial explores the role of the teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) in reading and writing instruction.

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