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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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How Web Accessibility Impacts My Life with Low Vision

For the last few days, I haven't left my dorm very much. But during that time, I have been able to do the following: Read a virtual library book on George...
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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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Transportation Education Curriculum

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) has created a free 9 module curriculum that includes videos, downloadable templates and tools....
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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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ClaroCom Pro Communication App Review

As many of my students with visual impairments and additional disabilities approach transition, I have really taken it upon myself to find AAC apps that would...
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Podcasts About or For People with Visual Impairments

Podcasts! They are a great way to be entertained and informed. I enjoy listening to a wide variety of podcasts, but recently started exploring ones that are...
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Caring for a Child with Disabilities Resource Guide

Families are often challenged to find proper care options for children with disabilities. AssistiveLiving.org created a guide that provides comprehensive...
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Introduction to 7 common Adaptive Switches

An adaptive switch enables a person who is physically challenged to activate assistive technology devices in their environment. There are a variety of...
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Vocational Rehabilitation for Students with Vision Impairments

Three years ago, my family and I were preparing for my high school graduation, which was mere days away- read more about graduation ceremonies for people with...
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A New Twist on Applying Voice Assistants

Voice-activated assistants, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home, are being integrated into our homes and lives. These are mainstream devices which respond to...
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How to be an ally for disabled friends

This post is dedicated to S, who helps to advocate for acceptance, not just awareness for disabled friends Whenever I speak at conferences or on panels, I...
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STEM Field Mentors: STEM Career Showcase

A 'role model' is defined as a person who others admire and want to emulate. All students benefit from teachers and professionals who are role models. Students...
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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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Sesame Enable: Touch-Free Phone

Open Sesame is an app that enables users to control and interact with an Android smart phone or tablet using simple head movements. Users who are unable to use...
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How Amazon Alexa Can Help You Sleep

I’ve had a lot of trouble falling asleep lately, and have been trying many things to help me fall asleep faster. For the last few nights, I have been trying...
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Cody's Favorite LOGOs iBook

Cody, a high school student with multiple disabilities due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI), is learning to visually identify and name fast food signs in his...
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Using Siri on a Mac

Siri is a built-in "intelligent assistant" that enables Apple device users to speak commands to operate their device and to interact with apps. Siri is often...
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Smart Home by Wasserstein: Smart light bulb and smart plug Review

A 'smart home' is a home equipped with appliances, lighting, heating/air conditioning, camera systems, security systems, etc. that can be monitored and...
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Eye Control: Eye Tracking in Windows 10

Microsoft recently announced an upcoming accessibility feature for Windows 10, called Eye Control. This feature supports users with severe motor issues to be...
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EziSmart: Making the smartphone easy and accessible for all

Written for Paths to Technology by Richard Chan Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter says: “The mobile phone is the hyperlink of humanity.” While the majority of...
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How do YOU use Apple Products?

Apple released a series of videos showcasing how individuals with a variety of disabilities have integrated Apple devices and apps with accessibility features...
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SkoogMusic: Accessible Music Technology

Skoog is a musical instrument that anyone can play!  Music and creating music draws and intrigues children; however, most musical instruments can be...
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Blindfold Games & Cerebral Palsy

Last week, I received an email from Jim H. telling me how much he enjoyed some of my games and that he thought the Talking Information Center interview was...
Amazon Alexa, Echo Dot Review: Great for College Students and Low Vision!

Amazon Echo Dot Review

Last month, a new device joined my technology collection, and has quickly become one of my new favorites. I don't have to worry about making it accessible,...
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4 Ways to Entertain Tech-Savvy "Seniors"

Technology has helped many seniors (senior citizens) stay connected with family, friends and what is happening in the world - even when these senior citizens...
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You Belong

Last year, I found myself having a conversation with someone who was not knowledgeable about people with disabilities. They were shocked that I was in college...
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Setting up Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is a "smart" wireless speaker that is connected to the Internet and is controlled by voice command. The Amazon family includes the Echo with it...
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Tecla Shield: Use assistive switches to access smartphones and tablets

How can a student with limited mobility use a smart phone, tablet or computer?  One option is the Tecla Shield, a small, portable device that is used by...
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Using BlindSquare with students who have Traumatic Brain Injury

Modified Teaching Strategy to Locate a Sidewalk Intersection Teaching BlindSquare has been such a successful part of the curriculum.  I recently taught a...
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5 Top Apps for People with Limited Mobility

Do you work with a student who is visually impaired and in a wheelchair?  Here are five must-have apps recommended for people who use a wheelchair followed by...
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Digital Literacy for Students with Multiple Disabilities

Digital Literacy is defined as the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring...
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Tech Jobs for Students with Disabilities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that more than half of all jobs require some degree of technology skills.  How does this impact students with...
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Apple Introduces their New Accessibility Website

Accessibility continues to remain a top priority with Apple;  Apple kicked off the October "Hello Again" press event with a video highlighting built-in...
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Becoming a Hi-Tech Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Hi-Tech O&M lessons? Back in the stone-age when I was in college, we were taught all the traditional O&M skills, such as street crossings, public...
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HI-Tech O&M Progress Reports

After taking the Hi-Tech O&M professional development class taught by Diane Brauner and Ed Summers through Perkins eLearning, I realized that the...
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25 New and Unique Siri Commands in iOS 10

Meet the new and improved Siri! Siri has many new abilities in iOS 10, including contextually-based natural language capabilities that enable users to talk...
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How to take a Photo, Video or Selfie with Siri in iOS 10

In iOS 10 Siri, a personal assistant, has new tricks that can simplify tasks for everyone, including users with visual impairments and blindness and for users...
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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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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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