Digital Transitions

Educators and publishers are working to resolve new issues as our classrooms transition to digital learning environments. Digital Transitions is a resource to help educators to provide feedback and to keep current on evolving transition topics. The current transition topics are: how to convert and create digital materials; information about online assessments; accessible online and digital materials resources; and, the transition to UEB braille code.

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Using the PixPro SL10 Distance Camera with a Smart Device in Class

Screen sharing is not always an option. Try using an external camera to view the front of the room and board!
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Note-taking Applications Part 4: Android

In the final post of the note-taking series, demonstrations of scanning and note-taking applications for the Android environment are provided.
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Data Collection Made Easy

Quick and easy self-calculating data sheets
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GoWorksheet Maker iPad App

Convert printed worksheets into customizable and interactive solutions on an iPad.
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Picture in a Flash: A Tactile Image is Worth a Thousand Words

Picture in a Flash uses special paper & heat to create raised line drawings. This article outlines the basics of the process and operation of the machine.
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3D Printed Teaching Models

3D printed resources for teachers of students with visual impairments!
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Google Meet and Screen Share

The free and easy way to use Google Meet to Screen Share
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Note-taking Applications for the iPad: Part 3

In this post I describe and present video demonstrations of the use of various types of styluses with the Noteshelf 2 and PDF Expert apps for the iPad.
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Preparing a Low Vision Student to Use a Screen Reader

This is part two of the Screen Reader for Low Vision Students series.
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Screen Reader for Low Vision Students?

My student is low vision, why should he/she be introduced to a screen reader?