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Making Sense of Math with Audio Graphs

Math is one is the most challenging subjects for many students. Graphical information and the level of abstraction in mathematics makes it inaccessible and ...
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Creating PowerPoint with JAWS: Commands

As educators, we are very familiar with creating and using PowerPoint Presentations. There are numerous posts on Paths to Technology about simple content for...
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Headphone/Earbuds Hearing Safety

Recently the news has been covering a story about a 12-year-old boy who was watching Netflix on his phone with AirPods on a low volume when an Amber Alert went...
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How BLV Users Can Create Digital Accessible Maps

There is quite a buzz about the SAS Graphics Accelerator, a free Chrome Extension that enables blind and low vision users to access digital charts, graphs and...
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Mantis Q40 Video Tutorials

The Mantis Q40 is a unique 40-cell braille display that has a QWERTY keyboard for input and a refreshable braille display for output. There is a 6-key entry...
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Chromebook Accessibility Training Program: ACVREP

Chromebooks are popular tablets used in classrooms. In January 2020, Google stated over 40 million Chromebooks were being used in classrooms worldwide and...
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Using the iPad Markup Tool with Low Vision

After I was helping them fill out several pages of medical paperwork, one of my friends asked me about my experience using the iPad Markup tool with low vision...
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Students: How to PRESENT a Presentation

After creating the slide show, the next logical step for students is to present the content of their slide show in front of the class. When delivering slide...
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iPad Checklists: VoiceOver Gestures, Braille Display & Keyboard

Technology skills are a hot educational topic. Students are entering kindergarten with basic tech skills from playing toddler and preschool games on mobile...
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TypeAbility: Typing and Computer Tutor Program

Update April 2020: TypeAbility 4.4.1 supports JAWS 13 through JAWS 2022, and Fusion 2018 through 2022! TypeAbility is a typing and computer program for...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Part I: Sharon's Shortcuts

Do you use a PC?  Chances are you know and use some keyboard shortcuts, such as the keyboard commands to copy (Control + C) and paste (Control + V).  You...
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iPad with VoiceOver Course: Audio

It is challenging to teach assistive technology skills on top of all the other things you (the TVI) are responsible for! Here is a free online resource...
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Speak Screen

Editor's Note: Speak Screen is an excellent accessibility feature for users with low vision, tired eyes, when in dim light, or simply when you want to have...
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Inclusive Android Website

Join a community of people with disabilities who are Android users; share information, ideas, apps and tips!  Just starting?  Browse the getting started guides...
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Google Docs Table Activity: Warm/Cold-Blooded Animals

Preschoolers learn to group items into categories, starting with activities that group by color, shape or size. The content of what is being categorized...
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Google Docs: Teaching Collaboration Skills with a Screen Reader Activity

"Back-in-the-day" comments added to a document meant the teacher's red pen marks on your paper, used to indicate errors or areas that need to be changed. The...
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Challenge Solutions: Google Docs with VoiceOver on iOS

As of 2021, approximately 150 million users use Google Classroom. How does a student who uses a screen reader use Google Docs on an iPad? Macy, with Challenge...
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Chromebook Settings & Accessibility videos

EdTechTeach.org has created 8 quick Chromebook accessibility videos. "The Chromebook provides a wide variety of settings and accessibility options for users -...
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Introduction to Python Computer Science Course

Exciting course offered this fall! Kansas State School for the Blind is offering an Introduction to Python Computer Science Course tailored for students who...
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Navigating Google Slides with ChromeVox

Students of all ages are accessing presentations (PowerPoint, Google Slides, Keynote) for educational purposes. Even before school closures, young students...
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Navigating Google Sheets with JAWS Lesson: Arctic Animals

Navigating Google Sheets with Jaws Lesson Allotted time: 45 minutes Group size: small group Standards Expanded Core Curriculum, Assistive Technology...
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Tech Skills: JAWS Commands Checklist

In recent discussions with college transition programs for students who are visually impaired, across the board, the main issue is the need for stronger and...
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Accessible, Interactive Math with Desmos

During recent discussions about what accessible math tools students are using, Desmos is always one of the first tools mentioned. Desmos, a graphing calculator...
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ChromeVox: From Basics to Mastery in 6 weeks!

Chromebooks are popular tablets used by numerous school districts. ChromeVox is the built-in screen reader for Chromebooks. Have you tried ChromeVox recently?...
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Snow Globe Shake-Up: Tech Skills (cut and paste)

Snow globe shake up! Just like the snow globe in the story, the Snow Globe Family, your story has been through a snowstorm - and the story plot has been blown...
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JAWS and Grammatical Errors: Turn ON/Off Announcements

When a student is editing (or writing!) a document, it is important that the student have the same editing tools available as his/her sighted peers. Both...
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Navigating Websites: Reader Feature

Young students are reading news websites (geared for kids) and completing Internet searches as part of their class assignments. According to the Common Core...
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Browsing the Web: Video Tutorials

As an educator with vision, I have often struggled to learn the basics of various devices and accessibility features. Before I can introduce a student to...
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Lesson Plans for JAWS and for iOS

Hello. My name is Rebecca, but everyone calls me Becca. As a blind user of assistive technology for many years, I’ve loved technology since I was little. I...
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AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence: Tech Lessons 1

Tech Lessons: Basic Operations (Diane Brauner January 2022) These blog links support the AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence Chart for K-5 students using...
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Windows Magnifier and Low Vision

Recently, one of my friends texted me asking for tips on using Windows Magnifier with low vision, and asked how to customize settings for Window Magnifier....
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Dark Reader Extension

Struggling with the brightness or glare when using Google Docs or other websites? During the pandemic school closures, students are spending more time using...
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Coding with Blocks4All App and Dash Robot: Introduction

Dash is a whimsical robot that moves, spins, talks, and makes noises. Kids select commands in the Blocks4All app that run the Dash robot. Designed specifically...
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Live Text Feature: Picking Text out of an Image

Live Text has been added to macOS Monterey and iOS 15! This means that if you take a photo or screen shot, you can now select the text and have it read aloud....
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Elf Activities: Image Descriptions

Our mischievous elves are back! What is your little imp up to? The classic "Elf on a Shelf" is a prankster little elf who helps children behave as he observes...
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JAWS Update: Sound Splitter

How can students/adults use listen to Zoom audio while listening to JAWS? This new JAWS feature, Sound Splitter, enables users to route all JAWS or Fushion...
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Map Explore: Using Customize Maps

ObjectiveEd has done it again! ObjectiveEd has taken a challenging need and found a digital solution using cutting edge technology! Using Google Maps and...
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iOS 15 Siri Bugs

The iOS 15 Siri update has created some bugs for VoiceOver users when using Siri commands. Many VoiceOver users use Siri to quickly open and interact with apps...
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Envision #8: My Sweet Sixteen Tips to Note Taking Success!

To write everything, or not to write everything? Now that’s a question that has lost every note taker throughout history! Well, let me give you a hand! From...
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iOS 15: Haptic Feedback

Haptic feedback is the tap or quick vibration you feel when interacting with different elements of your iPhone. Apple is researching how to make swiping across...

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