Tech Ideas

Maze Day logo: Smiling cartoon boy with flaming red hair wearing sunglasses and headphones. Text, "Maze Day 2020"

Maze Day 2020 Registration

Maze Day is an annual event with tech-related educational games and activities for students with VIB hosted by the UNC's computer science department.
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Automated Method for Creating Math Textbooks in Braille

Are you tired of waiting for the braille version of a math textbook?
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Changing VoiceOver Commands in iOS 13

Is there a VoiceOver command that you do not like and want to change? Here is how!
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Accessing and Succeeding in STEM Courses: Call

Interested in STEM careers? Hear what these successful professionals have to say!
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Electronic Canes and Traditional Canes

Interesting article about the pros and cons of creating electronic long canes for travelers who are visually impaired.
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Podcast: College Success Series

Powerful podcast about K-12 skills that students need in preparation for college!
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Freedom Scientific Tutorial Videos

Need help with JAWS, ZoomText or Fusion? Check out these tutorials!
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Dot Watch

A smart watch with braille output!
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APH Math and Science App Development Survey

What kind of math or science app would benefit your student(s)?
CodeQuest app:  3x5 grid with an astronaut's path to his rocket & arrows showing his path.  "Field Test APH's CodeQuest App!"

CodeQuest: Accessible Coding Concept App

APH is seeking field testers for this exciting new app!
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Apple expands Everyone Can Code to bring more coding resources to teachers and students

New student guide, companion teacher guide and free in-store coding classes for preschoolers through advanced coders!
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Coding Activities Workshop

Hands-on Workshop with coding concepts - perfect for TVIs, O&Ms and mainstream educators! No experience necessary!
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BADIE Contest: Benefits of Audio Description in Education

Young people who are visually impaired or blind write reviews of film and video!
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Announcing the Orbit Chat App

Orbit Chat is a face-to-face communication tool for people who are deafblind.
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Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Deliver PowerPoint Presentations

Accessible keyboard commands for presentations!
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Project INSPIRE Survey

Project INSPIRE: Increasing the STEM Potential of Individuals Who Read Braille.
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Microsoft Awarded AI for Accessibility Grants

Microsoft is supporting the Braille AI Tutor and MapinHood projects.
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Supreme Court and Web Accessibility

Are you following the lawsuit against the Domino's Pizza inaccessible website?
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Using a Braille Display on iOS: An Introduction

This resource has been updated for iOS 13.
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Silence Unknown Callers: iOS 13 Feature

Annoying phone calls? Not any more!