Early Intervention

Photo of Aeden doing a two-finger swipe down gesture and text, "Aeden's Journey on the iPad: Part 4"

Aeden's Journey on the iPad: Part 4

Aeden learns two-finger reading gestures.
Screenshot of Valentine's Day Puns iBook with a red heart, title, and pun definition.

Valentine's Day Puns: iBook

Love zany puns? This book or PDF is for you!
Braille Tutor iOS app logo.

Braille Tutor: App Review (Updated)

Braille Tutor is a new iOS app to learn/practice braille!
BrailleBuzz, a black & yellow bee shaped toy for braille readers with honeycomb shaped braille letter keys & Perkins keyboard.

TVI and Kindergartener's Review of the Braille Buzz

Is your student an emerging braille reader? Check out this fun device!
text: "Rhyming Activities for Early Readers. Glue/blue, label/table"

Rhyming Activities for Early Readers

Check out these rhyming words activities!
Image of Orbit reader 20 with text, "Orbit Reader 20: with an iOS device."

Orbit Reader 20: Using the Orbit with an iOS Device

This article will focus on the unique aspects of using the Orbit Reader 20 with an iPhone, iPad, or other iOS device.
Blindfold Simon logo and text, "Blindfold Simon: Educational App Review"

Blindfold Simon: Educational App Review

This fun memory app can be used to teach spatial terms, listening skills, gestures, auditory patterns and increase memory!
Ladybug image and text, "Ladybugs: Accessible ePub Book"

Ladybugs: ePub Book

Young readers will enjoy reading this short story about ladybugs. Learn how to quickly create ePub books!
Covers of two books: I Can (boy jumping) & My Glasses (pink glasses) and image from book: doll wearing glasses & holding a book.

More Digital Books for Early Readers

Creating 'triple-media' books for early readers: print, braille, auditory books!
Photo of Aeden laughing at the Joke of the Day and text, "Aeden's Journey on the iPad: Part 3

Aeden's Journey on the iPad: Part 3

Aeden learns how to turn speech on and off and, he learns about titles.
Decorated Braille cookies made with candy pearls for dots,  almond bark, and edible white pearls.

Braille Code Cookies

Celebrating the Braille Code in a tasty treat! Fun activity for World Braille Day, holiday treat or participating in the Expanded Core Curriculum
Cover of a digital book titled Zoey the Dog. The title and a picture of a golden retriever puppy are on the cover.

Zoey the Dog: iBook

This third grade student created a digital book about her dog.
Screenshot of More Trucks HD when it is opened on the iPad.

More Trucks HD: A Fun and Accessible iPad App!

This post describes the "More Trucks HD" app, which the author has used successfully with students of varying ages and developmental levels.
Cover of the digital book titled We Look. A young girl and a boy are holding large bottles of milk to feed a calf.

It Is All About Motivation

Learning kindergarten sight words in large print and braille using teacher-created ePub books.
Image of book cover with a red sports car and a small yellow school bus with text, "Things that Go"

Digital Books for Beginning Readers

These accessible books have predictable text and image descriptions - perfect for emerging readers!
Photo of a furry Yak with two horns and the text, "At the Zoo"

Using Technology to Support a Dual Media Learner

Adapting and customizing Kindergarten Reading Street program using Visiobook Orbit 20 paired with an iPad.
Photo of 6 year old Aeden tapping the iPad to turn the page in his  Pictello book.

Aedan: Introduction to the iPad and VoiceOver

Follow Aedan's journey as he learns to use an iPad with VoiceOver.
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Big Bang Pictures: App Review

Perfect for students with CVI or students who have complex needs!