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BrailleSense 6 Overview: Video Tutorial

This faster and more robust BrailleSense has 32 braille cell with cursor routers and Android 10 operating system. This is an excellent video tutorial by Jenny...
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Exploring Math with Demos: Getting Started

TVIs - our mission is to help our students learn math and to love learning math! What mainstream, approved digital math tools are you teaching your students?...
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Braille Note Touch Plus Resource Guide

Learning and using a dedicated braille notetaker can be very challenging, especially during times when contact with a TVI or AT Specialist is inconsistent. ...
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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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Remote Instruction using Seesaw for Dual Media Learner

Seesaw is an online platform that had been used by schools prior to COVID- 19 in New Hampshire to communicate with parents and share student work. Once schools...
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Chromebook and Low Vision: Maximizing Success

Since learning has gone online in most places across the country, I am getting many questions about what the best Chromebook setup is for a student with low...
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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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SAS Graphics Accelerator Summary Page

Are you interested in learning about accessible digital charts and graphs? SAS Graphics Accelerator is a free Chrome extension that enables users to access...
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BrailleSense Polaris: Using Google Classroom

Google Classroom, one of the many google suite products available to users of the Polaris, is an app that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store onto any...
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Alexa Blueprints: The Easy Way to Make Your Own Skills

Alexa seems like it (or she) has become a part of our culture.  As more and more homes are subscribing to WiFi services, smart speakers such as Google Home and...
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Ballyland Keyboarding for Desktops and Laptops: A Fun Game for Early Learners

What is Ballyland? Ballyland is a fictional location that most of the apps and programs created by Sonokids take place. There are five familiar characters...
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Chromebooks: FAQs for TVIs

What are they?  A very common device in classrooms for going online and completing curricular activities. Most classrooms use 9 or 11 inch Chromebooks....
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MATT Connect Updates

There is an update coming available later today that will be pushed to all MATT Connect devices. This software update will introduce a three-interface set up:...
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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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New MATT Connect Tutorial Videos

HumanWare has recently published new tutorial videos for the MATT Connect. The MATT Connect is a magnifier, distance viewer, and an educational tablet with pre...
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Intro to Chrome & Chrome OS Accessibility Video Series

Many schools are using the Chrome browser (on any device) and/or have adopted Chromebooks. Want to learn more about Chrome and Chrome Operating Systems (OS)?  ...
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Using the Chromebook Help Feature for Keyboard Shortcuts

For students with low vision, learning to use keyboard commands in place of the mouse for some tasks is an important skill. As a vision teacher, I sometimes...
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Test-approved Graphing Calculator App

The next generation of graphing calculator - the Desmos app - is available at no cost! This app, which is accessible for users who are blind and visually...
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New on Paths to Technology: Software Updates and Curriculum Pages!

We are excited to announce two new sections on Paths to Technology!  Have questions about new features in iOS 10, TalkBack, NVDA, JAWS, Windows 10 and other...
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BrailleNote Touch Tutorial #11: Configuring Second Voices and Typing in Another Language

Greg Stilson demonstrates how to switch between two languages.  Want to read or write in a second language? No problem!  You can easily switch between...
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BrailleNote Touch Snapshot Tutorial #8: Creating, Editing and Deleting Contacts with KeyList

Greg Stilson demonstrates how the BrailleNote Touch keeps your contacts synchronized.  Learn how to add, edit or delete contacts which will then be updated...
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BrailleNote Touch Snapshot Tutorial #7: Adding, Editing, and Deleting Appointments in KeyPlan

In this video, Greg Stilson demonstrates how to use KeyPlan, the BrailleNote's calendar.  This calendar will synchronize with other devices that you use. There...
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BrailleNote Touch Snapshot Tutorial #6: Connecting to Wi-Fi

In this video, Greg Stilson demonstrates how to connect the BrailleNote Touch to Wi-Fi.   There are additional Paths to Technology Tech Ideas posts and blog...
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BrailleNote Touch Snapshot Tutorial # 5: Downloading and Reading BookShare Books

In this video, Greg Stilson demonstrates how to download and read Bookshare books in braille using the Victor Reader and Go Read apps on the BrailleNote Touch...
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BrailleNote Touch Tutorial #4: Searching in YouTube

In the BrailleNote Touch Tutorial #4 video, Greg Stilson demonstrates how to search and watch YouTube videos on the BrailleNote Touch. There are additional...
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BrailleNote Touch Tutorial #3: Creating, Editing, and Opening Documents

In the BrailleNote Touch Tutorial #3 video, Greg Stilson demonstrates the new and improved KeyWord, a word processor application.  Documents created in KeyWord...
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BrailleNote Touch: UEB Math

This short video demonstrates how to write math problems using UEB. Nemeth Code is not available at this time on the Touch, but my students have learned the...
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Introduction to BrailleNote Touch: Calibrating, Navigating and Word Processor

I think these 2 videos are fairly self-explanatory.  My student goes through the Key soft menu in the first video.  Anyone that has used a Humanware...