Apps Posts

Ballyland Keyboarding for Desktops and Laptops: A Fun Game for Early Learners

Sonokids, the creators of the Ballyland iPad apps, have broadened out into PC software with their new Ballyland Keyboarding program! Here's a sneak peek!

Teaching VoiceOver Gestures: 1-Finger Tricks and Tips

Try these tried and true tips when learning VoiceOver gestures or when teaching students/adults 1-finger VoiceOver gestures.

CodeSnaps Activity Part 2

More coding challenges using the Sphero Ball bot and the CodeSnaps app!

Editing using the Orbit Reader 20 and iPad

Editing without router buttons!

Choosing a Habitable Planet: Data Analysis Activity

Use the SAS Graphics Accelerator to access planet data and determine which planet is suitable for human life.

Charts and Graphs Skills Review

Review your knowledge using tactile charts and apply this knowledge to accessible digital charts!

You Are Not Alone: Connecting with Others

Connect with these YouTube vloggers who share about their visual diagnosis and how it impacts their vision.

From a Distance Part 3: Screen Sharing Options

In the third and final installment in this series, we will look at apps and services for screen sharing.

Keyboarding for Young Children

Experiences and suggestions for teaching keyboarding to Pre-K and early elementary BVI students in a group class (computer lab)setting.
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Android Phone Training Videos

Learn more about Android's low vision features!

UEB Math Online

UEB Online’s new Braille mathematics program introduces students to Braille mathematical symbols and expressions.
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Read Books from Bookshare in Apple Books

Directions on how to download Bookshare books in Apple Books (iBooks).

Note-taking Applications for the iPad: Part 2

In this 2nd of 3 posts on the topic, two iOS note-taking apps are compared, and the pros and cons of each are discussed.

Note-taking Applications for the iPad: Part 1

In the first of three posts on this topic, the use of two note-taking applications for iOS devices is discussed.

How Do People with Vision Impairments . . . Take Selfies?

How I take selfies with my friends using assistive technology. Great for smartphone users!

Podcast? What is that?

Learn how to access podcasts on your preferred device!

Choosing Wallpapers and Backgrounds with Low Vision

How to choose a desktop background or wallpaper with old contrast for low vision users.

Text Game Adventures

A brief examination of a couple of websites that offer accessible, online text only games.

From a Distance Part 1: Take a Picture, It Lasts Longer

This article is the first in a three-part series featuring ways for students to access classroom materials at a distance.

Vital: Exploring Accessible Digital Graphics

Have you tried these accessible digital images?