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Access and Engagement Survey Results

The Access and Engagement Survey examined the impact of COVID-19 on the education of students birth-21 with visual impairments, their families, and...
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Help Validate O&M Standards

Please help us validate O&M standards for children with visual impairments. We are offering CEUs for ACVREP COMS and NBPCB O&M Professionals who...
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Recruiting computer science and/or programming teachers

The questions about which programming languages are accessible and how to teach computer science/programming to students with visual impairments are asked...
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Survey: High School math education for students with visual impairments

Study Participants Needed: A survey of TSVIs to assess the current status of high school math education for students with visual impairments. C. Rett McBride...
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Access and Engagement Survey: COVID-19 Remote Education for Students with Visual Impairments

We hope you will participate in a survey to help us better understand the challenges and successes students with visual impairments, including those with...
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National Tech Standards; General Education Perspective

The Perkins' College Success program is actively working to develop technology standards for students who are visually impaired and is seeking input from YOU!...
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High School Math Study

Study Participants Needed: HS Mathematics Teachers and Students with Visual Impairment C. Rett McBride is a Mathematics Education Ph.D. student at the...
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Sonification

The Diagram Center is a research and development center whose goal is to make it easier, cheaper, and faster to create and use accessible digital images. Bruce...
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Automated Method for Creating Math Textbooks in Braille

Researchers are developing an automated method for creating math textbooks in braille. Traditionally, math textbooks are expensive and require months of work...
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Project INSPIRE Survey

In October 2019, Dr. Herzberg at the University of South Carolina Upstate, was awarded a five-year grant titled Project INSPIRE: Increasing the STEM Potential...
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Microsoft Awarded AI for Accessibility Grants

The Microsoft AI for Accessibility grant program's mission is to ". . . harness the power of AI to amplify human capability for the more than one billion...
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APH Products Survey

Reposted on behalf of APH. If you have purchased APH products and services, we want to hear from you! By responding to this brief, 11-question survey, you are...
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SAS Recruits Employees with Disabilities

WRAL interviews Sean Mealin, a PhD computer science student at North Carolina State University about his summer internship at SAS. Simba, Sean's guide dog lays...
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APH Braille Display Needs Survey

APH is extending its line of braille displays. To determine the features that will be included, we are conducting a short survey to discover what you believe...
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Need for National VI/Blind AT standards

I am requesting all bloggers on PTT to submit resources, ideas, comments, etc. on formulating a set of National K-12 VI/Blind AT standards. This appears to be...
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Objective Ed wins Louis Braille Touch of Genius Award

I had the honor to receive an award on behalf of Objective Ed at CSUN recently. Thanks to the team at Objective Ed, and for the help of advisors: Diane, Anna...
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Survey for Swift Playgrounds

Attention to TVIs who have (or not) used Swift Playground in the classroom! Hello, my name is Jang Hee I. I have been doing research to help TVIs and students...
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Survey Results: Braille and Born Digital Curriculum

Last October (2018) the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) conducted a survey to gather information about how the transition to the use of...
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Microsoft Hackathons

In 2018, more than 18,000 people across 400 cities and 75 countries came together for Microsoft's annual Hackathon. What is a hackathon? It is an event,...
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Survey of Users with Low Vision #2

WebAIM conducted its first survey of users with low vision in 2013. Their second survey is available for completion by September 30, 2018. These surveys are...
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How has Google products helped you?

Share your story about how a Google product or accessibility feature has helped you in your daily life and possibly be featured in a video! Do you - or you...
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How we created a culture of accessibility at SAS

How can companies grow a cutlure around accessibility? Let's take a look at SAS, a global software giant for advanced analytics, business intelligence, data...
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Blindfold Games: Educational Curriculum Survey

Over the past 4 years Blindfold Games has created 80 accessible games downloaded by more than 20,000 visually impaired people.  These games range from Puzzle...
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Assistive Technology Skills & Products Survey

Dear Colleagues: In the hopes of better understanding more about what assistive technology skills are being taught to high school students with visual...
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Technology Review from CSUN

The 33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference was held in March, 2018. CSUN Assistive Technology Conference provides an inclusive setting for researchers,...
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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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Research and Information Shared by Disability Wisdom Consulting

In the letter below, Dr. Arielle Silverman highlights 2017 research, research-related summaries and additional information centered around preparing students...
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3D printed 'eyes' for babies with microphthalmia

More than ten percent of blind children have a condition called microphthalmia or anophthalmia (underdeveloped or missing eyes).  Babies born with these...
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Way Self-Driving Minivans: Phoenix

Self-driving white minivans are offering free rides to the public in Phoenix, AZ.  Waymo currently has 100 autonomous minivans with plans to increase to 600...
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Microsoft Accessibility: A look Back and a Look Ahead

In the past year, Microsoft has restructured their approach to accessibility.  There are 1.2 billion disabled people in the world, in a world which is becoming...
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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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Free OnLine Library and iPad to Eligible Students Who Are Visually Impaired

The Lighthouse Guild and Bookshare announce an exciting new student literacy program.  Eligible students with visual impairments or print disabilities will...
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Swift Playgrounds - The VoiceOver Challenge

Then ... The look of horror on my wife's face said it all.  "How much did that cost?!" she exclaimed, as I unboxed my the iMac 24inch computer, to which I...
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Project Bloks

This article was originally posted on codingBox - a review and discussion site for all things code- and kid-related.   Project Bloks is an active research...
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Can a Tablet Really Replace Your Traditional Notebook?

A few months back, Apple released a commercial advertising the iPad Pro. In it, they position the iPad as a full-fledged computer, in other words, one that can...
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Eschenbach SmartLux Review

I was at a low vision exam when I got on the subject of assistive technology with the ophthalmologist. He told me he had some "toys" that I could try out. At...
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The value of GPS System in Orientation and Mobility

Abstract Orientation and mobility specialists have gained basic information about the use of GPS through their university personnel preparation programs. ...
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College Board Simplifies Request Process for Test Accommodations

The College Board has streamlined its process for students with IEPs or 504 plans to receive the same test accommodations when taking the SAT, PSAT 10, PSAT/...
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Congress Allows NLS to Explore Providing Refreshable Braille Displays

The National Library Service has provided free books in braille and audio formats for patrons who are visually impaired and blind since the Pratt-Smoot Act was...
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Brain training video games help low vision kids see better

Can video games help improve peripheral vision with students who are visually impaired?   According to a study by vision scientists at the University of...

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