Early Intervention

Three sizes of Pal Pad switches.

Getting Started with Bluetooth Switches on the iPad

Information on how to pair Bluetooth switches to an iPad for students who have multiple disabilities.
A-Z logo; Cartoon character robot head.

The Kids A-Z App

Review of the reading A-Z app for students who are visually impaired or blind.
Young girl with pig-tails intently pressing a chord command on her braille display.

More Braille Display Chords for the Young Student: Layla

Follow Layla's progression as she learns more refreshable braille display chord commands on her iPad.
Image of a large red switch and three smaller switches.

Top 3 Favorite iPad Switch Apps

A teacher of the visually impaired shares her favorite apps for students who use switches.
Tactile Rotor made out of a foam circle with a line (dial) and short pieces of Wikki-Styks flaring out like rays from the sun.

Simple Tactile Representations of iPad Features

Using tactile representations to explain iPad concepts to a first grade blind student.
Layla walking down a school hallway with her long cane and her braille display in it's purse-like case over her shoulder.

Assuming Responsibility

Tips on how to encourage a first grade braille student to be responsible for and independent with her technology.
Blindfold Sound Search Logo.

Blindfold Sound Search

Blindfold Sound Search is a matching sound game that's fun for visually impaired people of all ages
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How to Make an iPad Accessible for Low Vision

Check out these built-in low vision features on the iPad!
Screenshot of WhizzyKids app, a tracing game.

Using iOS Tracing Apps: Part 2, O&M

Orientation and Mobility related tracing, scanning and tracking activities to compensate for blindspots.
Picture of materials used with the interactive storybook: drum, musical instrument, switch, speaker, and iPad with app

Interactive Storybook App Ideas

Suggestions on how to use interactive storybook apps with students who are visually impaired with multiple disabilities.
Tactile representation of a cursor placed between the first and second letter of the braille word "super"

Tips for Young Students Learning to Use a Screenreader

Students who are in Elementary school and who are learning to use a screenreader require a concept base, repetition, and fun!
Toddler interacting with an iPad.

Starting Blind Toddlers and Preschoolers on an iPad

How to get started on an iPad with a bright 16 month blind baby.
Pile of multicolored LEGOs.

LEGOs in Education

Incorporating LEGOs into the classroom with students who are visually impaired or blind.
Book Creator Logo: app that creates accessible books

Book Creator App: Create Your Own Accessible Books on iOS, Android and Windows Tablets

Use Book Creator to create accessible books for iOS, Android and Windows tablets.
Logo of EDA Play Toby iOS App.

EDA Play Toby: iOS App

IOS app created specifically for infants and toddlers with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
Roller coaster tracing app

Using iOS Tracing Apps: Young Students with Blind Spot(s)

iOS tracing apps help young students with scotomas or blind spots.
An accessible teacher-made iBook about Shark's teeth.

Shark's Teeth: iBook

An accessible iBook about shark's teeth that includes fun facts, video, quiz and more!
An accessible iBook about Loggerhead Turtles.

Loggerhead Turtles: iBook

This teacher-created Loggerhead Turtles iBook accompanies the instructions on how to create an iBook using the iBooks Author app.
Fill-in-the-blank worksheet with first two answers annotated on page

Using an Annotation App in the Classroom: Low Vision Students

How to use SAS Gloss, an annotation app, to complete kindergarten coloring worksheets and fill-in-the blank assignments for students with low vision.
Cody standing at the front door of Sheetz Gas Station.

Cody went to Sheetz: iBook

A high school student with traumatic brain injury creates an iBook to remember his route around a store.