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BrailleSense Polaris braille notetaker with a 32 cell refreshable braille display, Perkin’s style keyboard & small LCD display.

BrailleSense Polaris: April 2020 Firmware Upgrade

This month, HIMS released the BrailleSense Polaris firmware upgrade. Since my students use Google Drive to access and share files, they were highly...
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Virtual Instruction: Zoom Video Conferencing Platform

Zoom is a leader in accessible video and audio conferencing. With school closures, educators are turning to Zoom as a means to provide virtual instruction....
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One Button Shortcuts for Common Chromebook Functions

A common struggle for students with limited motor skills (gross and/ or fine) is meeting the expectation of using a laptop in a 1:1 Chromebook school. There...
Photo of BrailleSense Polaris braillenotetaker with a 32-cell refreshable Braille Display,Perkin's style keyboard.

BrailleSense Polaris: May 2019 Firmware update

Last week, HIMS released a firmware update for the BrailleSense Polaris. One of the major updates allows an individual to copy a file from the internal storage...
Screenshot of Facebook thread of a Community page for TVIs with a photo of a tactile bulletin board idea that is not described..

Facebook: How to Add Image Descriptions

Facebook is a popular free social networking website where people can create profiles, share information, share photos and respond to information posted by...
Blog post title text: Helpful Hint for Bluetooth Pairing a Braille Display with JAWS

JAWS Topics: Helpful Hint for Bluetooth Pairing a Braille Display

The other day I was helping a student of mine get her Refreshabraille 18 braille display paired up to her computer.  She has used it to pair with her iPhone...
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How to Make an iPad Accessible for Low Vision

Here are settings to enable for the iPad/iPhone to help make the devices easier to use. All are found in the accessibility menu under general settings unless...
NVDA commands used to navigate and interact with a website.

NVDA instructional video: basic commands for navigating a website

This quick video introduces the basic NVDA commands for navigating websites.  NVDA is a popular, free screen reader for Windows computers.  The video...
Teacher iPad screen displaying student IDs; student iPads in the background displaying the same chart.

Apple Classroom First Impressions

In digital classrooms with 1:1 iPads, the Apple Classroom enables teachers to monitor and manipulate multiple iPads in his/her classroom remotely.  This...
Image of an Apple computer screen showing a Zoom Window.

Getting Started on the Mac for Users with Low Vision

There are numerous accessibility options built-in to Apple Computers.  Many of these options can be selected by going to the Apple Menu (Apple symbol in the...
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Tricks to Pairing the APH 18 Refreshabraille with an iPad

Pairing the APH 18 Refreshabraille with an iPad is simple - once you know the steps!  What if you follow the steps and the APH 18 still does not pair? You...