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Envision #9: Even Storm Troopers Need Accessible Books!

I hope the Star Wars fans out there appreciate this creative new intro and Stormy Scout may be coming back for more! Envision #9 Even Storm Troopers Need...
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Envision #6: Simplify Syllabi!

We’re 3 weeks into the semester, so by now you have realized that you have hundreds of pages to read, including your syllabi. How can one make time for self-...
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Challenge Solutions: Canvas on a Mac with VoiceOver

Macy, a recent high school graduate, shares how she uses Canvas with Mac running VoiceOver to access her AP Biology class. Canvas is a web-based learning...
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Envision #4: Making PowerPoints Easy to Navigate!

Envision #4 Blind People Need PowerPoints Too! Making PowerPoints Easy to Navigate! PowerPoints are crucial in college and university, yet everyone waits to...
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Envision #3: Keep It Simple! How to Simplify College Notes

Taking effective notes is a corner stone to being a successful student! Unfortunately, this corner stone can be easily misunderstood when notes becomes...
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Envision #2: Let Me Check My Schedule!

Staying organized can be a hassle for anyone, especially when it comes to creating an agenda!  Enough with post-it notes scattered on a fridge, brailled papers...
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Kaleigh's Tools to Access Education in College Interview

Using a CCTV and reading 4 or 5 words per minute at the end of second grade to reading 79 words per minute using JAWS; learn how technology was a game changer...
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It's My Job! Podcast #19: Sajja Koirala

Welcome to episode number nineteen of the It’s My Job podcast. In this episode of It's My Job, Cheyenne, a student from Colorado, interviews Ms. Sajja Koirala...
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How to Find and Fix Issues in Swift Playgrounds When using VoiceOver

Hi! My name is Tyler Sheft. Today, I want to show you how to use VoiceOver to find and fix issues that may come up while coding in Swift Playgrounds. Watch the...
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AtYourLevel Podcast: Invite to Talk

Update: April 5, 2021 Ari's recent podcast covers the exciting topic, Video Games! Ari interviews Minecraft's Rebecca Gordius who shares the inside scoop,...
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The JAWS Song by Spinrockers

Sing along with Devin Gutierrez and Mary Rose, the Spinrockers, as they put a country music twist to learning JAWS commands! A parody of Little Nas X song, "...
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How to Learn Another Language with Duolingo: A Student's App Review

Sienna is back with another video blog! In this video, she reviews and demonstrates the accessibility of the Duolingo app on her iPad while using VoiceOver. ...
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Learn How to Code Being a Blind Kid: Video #2 Swift Playgrounds

Sienna, a vivacious 4th grader from Guatemala, created a quick video demonstrating the Swift Playgrounds app. Swift Playgrounds is Apple's app that teaches...
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Learn How to Code Being a Blind Kid: Video #1 CodeQuest

Sienna, a fourth grade student in Guatemala, shares her experiences about coding/robotics class at school and her search for accessible coding applications for...
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Creating Videos with Visual Impairments

Students are creating videos to use in multimedia presentations in early elementary school. While tech standards vary across the country, by 4th or 5th grade,...
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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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You Are Not Alone: Connecting with Others

Many students feel that they are different or alone. Connecting with a positive role model can influence actions and can motivate a student to strive to...
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Sideman: Accessible Music Accompaniment Software

Eastman Hackney is an accomplished musician who also writes software. He created Sideman as a solution to complicated digital pianos with a multitude of...
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Understanding Swift Playgrounds

Hi! I’m Tyler Sheft. I enjoy working with Swift Playgrounds. I love coding and all the sounds the characters make. They sometimes crack me up. This video is...
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Popular Blind YouTubers

Want to learn how to ______? Just YouTube it! Do-it-Yourself projects are popular YouTube videos in this digital information age. Learn how to cook, build a...
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Google Search Tips

Google Search is defined as a web search engine developed by Google LLC. It is the most used search engine on the World Wide Web across all platforms, handling...
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Free Hadley Tutorial Videos

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired has created iFocus videos - short and easy-to-follow videos on on the accessibility features of Apple...
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Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts

Facebook is a popular social media website first developed by Mark Zuckerberg while he was a student at Havard in 2004. Registered Facebook users create...
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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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Screen Recorder: iOS 11 Feature

iOS 11 has several new features, including the Screen Recorder feature. The screen recorder feature enables you to capture of video recording of what you are...
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Riley's Transition to Middle School Video

Transitioning to a new school and tired of all those questions about blindness? Here is a fun way to educate teachers and peers! The goals for this video were...
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Graphing with Microsoft Excel and JAWS

Graphing with Microsoft Excel and JAWS video.To move around the graph, you have two options. You could either click on the graph with your mouse. You could...
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Cars 3, accessible movie app and activities!

"Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lightening McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport thathe loves. Hoping to get back...
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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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Blind Video Gamers

Kids love video games - including kids who are blind!  Here is a great article that describes the sound clues that blind gamers use when playing mainstream...
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How Android Accessibility Has Evolved

Over the past few years Android has evolved quite a lot. Back when Google TalkBack first came out to compete with Apple's voiceover screen reader, voiceover...
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Isabel: Demonstrating using the iPad and Bluetooth Keyboard with VoiceOver

Isabel and her TVI, Chris Maniscalco, demonstrate a variety of iPad tasks as she completes a homework assignment using a Bluetooth keyboard and VoiceOver.  ...
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LEGOs in Education

LEGOs are a favorite childhood activity - did you know that LEGO are also educational?  Educational Technology and Mobile Learning shares 7 Skills Kids Can...
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iStudiezPro: Task Organizer and Planner iOS App Review

iStudiezPro is a task organizer and planner app for high school and college students that is available on iOS devices that are running on iOS 8.2 or higher...
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Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO is a smartphone game craze that is a combination of 1990's Pokémon TV series with augmented reality, GPS and the smartphone camera.   Sweeping...
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3D-Touch with VoiceOver on the iPhone 6s Plus

How does 3D Touch with VoiceOver on the iPhone 6s  actually work? Photo App:  In the Photo app running VoiceOver, pick a photo and hold your finger on the...
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How to use the New Facebook Reactions: Android and IOS

Two great videos on how to use the new facebook reactions with and without a screen reader from Circle of Blind Mice.