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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Vital: Creating Accessible Digital Images

Educators can now create their own accessible images using this the Vital software!
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Voice Dream Scanner and Voice Dream Reader Demo

Check out this OCR app that was created specifically for users with visual impairments!
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Sonitunes (Digital Lines App): University AT Project

This app addresses the issue of how to make digital lines accessible to students who are visually impaired.
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Hidden Resources: Collaborative AT Projects with Universities

Have you tapped into your local university's knowledge and computer science skills?
Assitive tech HELP!

Need for National VI/Blind AT standards

There is an urgent need for an informed consensus on k-12 National VI/Blind AT standards
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How Important is Tech to Students with Visual Impairments?

Tech provides students with visual impairments with the tools that will take them into the 21 century.
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The Unknown Gesture: Split Tap

The split tap will quickly become your favorite gesture!
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Voice Dream Scanner: OCR App

There is a new OCR scanner in town!
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Reading Efficiently with a Screen Reader: Reading by Paragraphs

Learn to read by chunks! Part 2 in this series.
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Reading Efficiently with a Screen Reader: Headings

Using Headings to skim a website or document.