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Freedom Scientific: Student of the Month

Do you have a student who uses a Freedom Scientific device? Showcase your student's success by entering him/her into this contest!  K-12 students in the United...
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Crowd Sourced Lesson Library

Update: The Lesson Library is now LIVE under the Paths to Technology Resource Library. Here is the direct link to the Lesson Library. Note: The Lesson Library...
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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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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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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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STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, in collaboration with SAS Institute, will host our annual STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities on...
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WebAIM Screen Reader Survey #8

Accessing the web is a critical component in today's classroom. WebAIM's goal is to help make the web more accessible to individuals with disabilities by...
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There's a New Light in Town! APH Light Box

From APH: In an effort to comply with the U.S. government’s initiative to phase out florescent tube lightbulbs, the current version of APH’s Light Box (1-08669...
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Marrakesh Treaty Updates

Background The Marrakesh Treaty was adopted on June 27, 2013 in Marrakesh, Morocco and it forms part of the body of international copyright treaties...
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Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS)

UPDATE!!!! Space Camp 2019 Registration is now open! (May 3, 2019) Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS) is a week long camp held at...
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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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Web Accessibility Proposed Regulations Withdrawn

As educators working with students who are visually impaired, we are very aware of accessibility issues, especially website accessibility. In recent years,...
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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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Bookshare Receives Funding!

Benetech's Bookshare is a free accessible online library for students with print disabilities. Bookshare is used in over 25,000 schools and school districts...
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STEM Career Showcase 2017: For Students with Disabilities

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities is an annual educational event where attendees meet role...
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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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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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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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BeeLine Reader Adds Color to Bookshare

Bookshare is now offering an accessibility feature that helps readers maintain focus and improve visual tracking ability. This integration is made possible...
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Audio Described Contest for Students and Teachers!

Kids love movies!  Movies, videos and other forms of multimedia are integrated into our society and classrooms.  Audio description provides access to visual...
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If Your Apps Could Talk: SayKit SDK

Screen readers make apps accessible; however, learning the navigation commands can be challenging for some students and for a large percent of elderly people...
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The Tech Giving People Power to Deal with Disability

This article discusses technologies that help disabled people contribute more in the workplace - and improve their quality of life.  Discussed are technologies...