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Virtual Learning Tips for Visually Impaired Learners

After several weeks of distance learning, I have made note of the things that can be done to enhance the learning experience for our students with visual...
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IPEVO Camera: Near and Distance Viewing

Updated August 2020 Using IPEVO for Remote Instruction With many students starting the fall of 2020 with remote instruction, there is a critical need for...
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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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Our Cooking Adventure is Done... So Now What??

Assistive Tech for The Win! Up to this point, the content we’ve put out on this blog page has mostly about cooking. However, our wonderful meal kit delivery...
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How to Create an Accessible Formula Sheet

HOW TO CREATE AN ACCESSIBLE FORMULA SHEET In several of my math, statistics, and data science classes, the professor will provide a formula sheet for quizzes...
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Tech Standards for Students with VIB: What's Happening

Students with visual impairments and blindness are successfully using technology in the classroom and it is exciting to see how technology has a positive...
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A to Z of Assistive Technology for Low Vision

When I first started exploring the world of assistive technology, I found myself getting frequently overwhelmed with how many different items were available...
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Freedom Scientific Tutorial Videos

Freedom Scientific has recently released a series of JAWS and Google suite video tutorials. These video tutorials are in addition to their previous JAWS...
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Tech Skills for Preschoolers Part 1: Computer Literacy

When are mainstream students being introduced to technology - specifically computers? In 2005, the U.S. Department of Education reported that 67% of nursery...
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CentOS Accessibility for Low Vision

In one of the data science computer labs on my college campus, the default operating system is CentOS, a well-known Linux distribution. While a lot of my...
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Mouse Pointers and Low Vision

A few weeks ago, my friend had noticed that I was using a large turquoise green mouse pointer on my Windows 10 computer, and asked me a few questions about...
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Educational Example of Using Speech to Text and Dictation

When a student becomes frustrated expressing their ideas in writing in their primary learning medium and it has negative implications on learning and their...
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Screen Reader for Low Vision Students?

For a variety of reasons, students who have functional vision are often resistant to using a screen reader. Should these students be introduced to a screen...
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Windows 10 May Update

Developers continuously work on improving their software. Windows 10 (May 2019 release) has numerous accessibility improvements including: Bigger, brighter...
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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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ZoomText Basics

Zoomtext is a screen magnifier for Microsoft Windows - available for PCs and Macs - developed by Ai Squared. ZoomText is available in two editions: ZoomText...
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Windows Magnifier: Have Magnifier Follow

One of the key philosophies I hold is that I should teach my students to use AT solutions that are easily attainable after they graduate from high school.  The...
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Large Cursor in Windows 10

Hi! My name is Tyler Sheft. Today I would like to tell you about what might just be one of the BIGGEST accessibility updates Microsoft has made to Windows in...
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Upcoming Windows 10 software updates

Windows 10 Insiders share information about Windows 10 Build 18298 and the upcoming major Windows 10 upgrade. Windows Insiders is a program for Windows users...
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SoloLearn Programming App Review

I've been working towards learning more about programming and coding languages outside of the classroom, because I want to stand out more when applying for...
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Using Assistive Technology with Hour of Code

Today is a special day, because thousands of students from all around the world are going to be introduced to computer science for the first time with Hour of...
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Computer Lab Accommodations for Low Vision Students

COMPUTER LAB ACCOMMODATIONS FOR LOW VISION STUDENTS While it wasn’t officially written as part of my IEP accommodations, my teachers and I worked together to...
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Respondus LockDown Browser Accessibility for Visual Impairment

Since the start of my freshman year at my university, I have taken over a dozen online classes- read more about why and how in my post about virtual college...
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SAS Graphics Accelerator Tutorial #1: How to

Hi, my name is Esteban and I’m currently a senior in high school. Over the summer, I attended a STEM camp for the blind and visually impaired in North Carolina...
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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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Completing a Science Research Project using Text to Speech and Magnification

When assistive technology is integrated into the regular education classroom, students with low vision can access print materials to complete science projects...
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Using Technology to Access the Song "Here Comes the Sun"

The first evening of summer, the song “Here Comes the Sun” popped into my head, as I reflected over the school year and the progress one of my student’s has...
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Changing the Size of Windows Desktop Icons

If you are a visual computer user and you have a difficult time seeing the icons on your desktop, this post is for you! With one of two methods, you will be...
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Hoonuit Free Technology Tutorials Review

In recent times, I have been exploring a variety of virtual resources that libraries make available to library cardholders for free, inspired by one of my...
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Comparing the use of Control +/- zooming with Windows Magnifier

Windows computers are the most common type of computer that you will encounter in school, work, and community settings.  As a user who has a visual impairment...
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SoftSchools: Free online games, worksheets and quizzes

SoftSchools.com provides free online games, worksheets and quizzes on a variety of topics, all organized by grade level. SoftSchools Topics  Math Math...
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List of Microsoft Accessibility Features: Windows 10 and Office 365

Have you explored all the Microsoft accessibility options for Windows 10 and Office 365? Quick information about each features is available along with a...
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HP Sprout For Low Vision Accessibility Review

When I visited my college to set up my disability services file in April 2015 (read more about creating a disabilities file here), my mom and I decided to stop...
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Getting Started with Windows Magnifier

When I work with students, families, and teachers, I often recommend learning to use free versions of accessibility software when they are available.  One...
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Hour of Code

Students are living in a digital world - computers are a part of every day life. Just as students need print and/or braille literacy, students also need to...
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How to Fix Magnifier issues after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Are you experiencing jerky movements or jumping around the screen when using Magnifier with the Windows 10 update? The Windows 10 Fall Creators update has two...
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Accessing the Periodic Table

In many high school and college science classes, students often encounter the Periodic Table. Typically, it is presented in an inaccessible format, with lots...
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Low Vision Access in Windows 10

Note: This article is written from the point of view of a teacher of the visually impaired. For a student perspective, please see “Accessibility Settings for...
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Microsoft Office Specialist Certification and Low Vision

I had the opportunity to take a class my junior and senior years of high school that allowed students to test for Microsoft Office certifications. These...

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