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Teacher-Created Resource Library!

Finding Solutions Students in today's classrooms are using digital educational materials - especially now with remote instruction, online courses and virtual...
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Ballyland Keyboarding Software: Special Offer!

Special Offer Ballyland Early Keyboarding Home Access License! Ballyland Keyboarding for desktop and laptop computers is a unique software designed to enable...
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SAS Accessibility Webinar: Exploring Accessible Campus Maps

SAS Graphics Accelerator recently released the ability to create and access customized digital maps using their cutting-edge software. With the current school...
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Webinar: Creating Accessible Maps Using SAS Graphics Accelerator and Google Maps

Updated 06.10.20 to include the recorded webinar! About the Webinar  Are you a person with a visual impairment or blindness who would like to access online...
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JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion: Free Home Use During COVID-19

Freedome Scientific press release (3/24/20). Freedom Scientific today announced its plan to help students and employees in the US and Canada affected by COVID-...
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Be My Eyes: Microsoft Tech Support Story

Sam is a tech support agent at the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk, where he answers calls from customers who are blind or have low-vision calling through the...
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I Have VI Technology, Now What?

I had the pleasure of presenting at the 2019 DC/MD annual AER conference.  My presentation focused on common issues that TVIs and service providers faced when...
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Level Up: A summer program for students with visual impairments

Level Up is a summer camp in Wichita, Kansas where middle and high school students with visual impairments learn to use screen readers, magnification software...
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Braille Me: new refreshable braille display

The Braille Me is a new smart braille display by Innovision Tech. This refreshable braille display is a 6-dot, 20-cell display with a Perkins style keyboard...
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Universal Standard for Braille Displays

In this age of technology, braille displays are frequently connected to devices (computers, tablets and smart phones). Braille display manufacturers and...
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Project Zanzibar

Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled its latest research project, Project Zanzibar. Project Zanzibar blends digital and physical worlds by sensing touch, gestures and...
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Professional Development for Educators: Accessible Computer Science Principles

AccessCSforAll will be holding an AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) Professional Development for teachers of the blind and visually impaired. AP CSP helps...
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DictationBridge: Voice Input for Screen Readers

DictationBridge is a fully featured FREE, open source add-on for the NVDA and JAWS users. DictationBridge enables users to control their screen reader through...
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WebAIM Screen Reader Survey #7 Results

Over the years, WebAim has facilitated surveys about the preferences of screen reader users. The 7th survey, which was done in October 2017, received 1,792...
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Seeking field testers for Math Editor

Traditionally, a braille student completes math equations using a manual Perkins Braille Writer. However, 21st Century classrooms are completing assignments...
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Help Make Math Accessible in Microsoft Edge web browser - Your Vote Counts!

A few of us here in the DIAGRAM community have been hard at work coming up with the best way to get accessible math into EPUB and Microsoft’s new Edge web...
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Microsoft's Eye-Tracking System Review

Microsoft recently announced the new built-in eye-tracking technology for Windows.  This technology is currently available for beta tesing. Eye-tracking...
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Window-Eyes no longer being sold

Window-Eyes is no longer available in the US and Canada. Ai Squared is offering current Window-Eyes 9.x users to migrate to JAWS 18 at no cost.  For details...
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New SAS Software helps blind users see data in unique way

Charts and graphs provide data in a visual representation; how can students with visual impairments in a digital classroom access the same visual information...
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Accessible Computer Programming Workshop for TVIs!

Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation Announces Grant Award to Quorum Outreach and Research Foundation Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation...
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Creating Digital Accessible Materials Workshop

Your VI students are using technology successfully, but are you and your general education teachers creating accessible materials? Learn how to create...
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Window-Eyes Screen Reader: Free to Microsoft Users

Ai Squared and Microsoft are working together to provide users who are visually impaired, blind or print disabled a free copy of Window-Eyes screen reader.  ...
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SAS Data Science Lab: March 2 at CSUN

Register for the SAS Data Science Lab and experience data visualization in an entirely new way. SAS will present unprecedented access to data science and data...
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Accessible Equation Editor: Online Braille Math

As our classrooms become online classrooms, providing digital math in a braille format has been a critical issue.  Math has traditionally been provided as hard...
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NVDA Branding and Experience Survey

NVDA and NV Access would like your input about your experiences with NVDA and about the NVDA branding.  Your input is important - please take a few minutes to...
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Middle School Project: Affordable Braille 3D printer and software

An inspiring middle school student, Shubham Banerjee, has created an affordable Braille 3D printer and accompanying translation software prototype, called the...
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Windows 10 Upgrade for Assistive Technology Users

For the general public, the free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends on July 29, 2016.  However, if you use assistive technologies, you can still receive the...
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Learn Google Docs and Google Drive with NVDA: AFB training

AFB wishes to extend a special invitation to you to participate in an exciting new technology training initiative under the new AFB Technology Training and...
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JAWS and MAGic Student Edition Available on Quota Soon!

UPDATE: JAWS and MAGic Student Editions are now available on Federal Quota funds! APH recently announced that JAWS and MAGic Student Editions will be available...
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Google Accessibility Survey

Has your school gone Google?  Have you or your students found an accessibility bug?  Do you have suggestions on how to make Google better?  Students with...
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Duxbury Braille Translator Updates for Windows 10

Duxbury Braille Translator for Windows 10 (version 11.3) updates include the ability to convert older braille files to UEB, import and export to Microsoft Word...