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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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Math Melodies App Part 1: Addition

Teachers of the Visually Impaired are jumping for joy! Why? Math Melodies is a fully accessible math app covering a wide range of math topics ranging from...
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Zoom 101: Basic Steps for Using Zoom

In recent times, there has been a huge increase in the use of video conferencing software.  So many educators and other professionals have been required to...
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Tech Lesson Week #1: Presentations (PowerPoint, Google Slides, Keynote)

This is a perfect time for students with visual impairments to learn and master new tech skills; having strong tech skills will have a significant, lasting...
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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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APH Accessible Crossword Puzzle App Review

Update 9/4/2019 APH recently updated their APH Crossword  web-browser game. There are several noteable updates, including: Letters are larger -  match the...
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So Many Braille Displays, Which One is Right for My Student? Part Four

NOTE: Please see other posts in this series including So Many Braille Displays Part One (focusing on the Brailliant BI 40 and BI 80 models) So Many Braille...
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Easter Writing/Tech Activities for Students Who Use Screen Readers

Are you looking for some fun Easter-themed activities? Use these activities to practice tech skills! This is a great way to review tech skills in preparation...
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Reading Efficiently with a Screen Reader: Headings

Educational content is strategicially organized and formatted into sections. This helps readers to quickly find specific things and to mentally organize the...
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Using Twitter with Vision Impairment

I was having a conversation with one of my mentors on Friday and was telling them about all sorts of cool articles I had found while using Twitter about vision...
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Office Lens Commands and Software Updates for Screen Readers

Office Lens converts print to accessible digital materials. Office Lens is the built-in camera available in OneNote (a Microsoft  Office 365 product) that...
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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...
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Braille Me: new refreshable braille display

The Braille Me is a new smart braille display by Innovision Tech. This refreshable braille display is a 6-dot, 20-cell display with a Perkins style keyboard...
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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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Hoonuit Free Technology Tutorials Review

In recent times, I have been exploring a variety of virtual resources that libraries make available to library cardholders for free, inspired by one of my...
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PowerPoint and Screen Readers

Even young students are learning to create simple multi-media presentations using PowerPoint. (Read more about  teaching students PowerPoint here and another...
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Samsung phone with TalkBack

Inclusive Android shares information on how to get started with a Samsung phone and TalkBack, Android's screen reader. This post includes step-by-step...
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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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Google Maps: Bus and Train Stations

Smart phones are used for navigation purposes by everyone, including people who are visually impaired. Google Maps has some interesting bus and train transit...
KNFB Reader: an accessible OCR app.

KNFB Instructional Videos

KNFB Reader is a mobile app that reads print aloud.  Designed specifically for users who are visually impaired or blind, KNFB Reader is accessible and easy to...
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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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Word for Android: How to Read a Document

Microsoft Word is now accessible on Android devices with TalkBack! Learn how to use TalkBack commands to read Word documents on Android devices. These same...
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Voice Dream Reader App

Voice Dream Reader is a text to speech app that has 186 voices to choose from and includes 30 languages.  Voice Dream Reader has synchronized highlighting...
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Changing Accessibility Settings on Computers, Tablets and Mobiles

AbilityNet provides easy step-by-step instructions on how to change accessibility settings on computers, tablets and mobiles to enable users with visual...
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Facebook Accessibility for Users with Visual Impairments

Facebook's accessibility team has been hard at work to make Facebook even better for users with visual impairments and blindness.  Facebook, which began as a...
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Google Classroom with a Screen Reader

Google Classroom is a tool designed to help teachers and students communicate and stay organized in the paperless classroom.  Students with visual impairments ...
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Accessibility of Samsung Smartphones and Smart TVs

This video created by Samsung, showcases the built-in accessibility features including settings and gestures - on Samsung smartphones or smart TVs.  These...
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Making Images Accessible for People on Twitter

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short messages called "tweets".  Tweets can include photos; do you know how...
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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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TalkBack: Android Screen Reader Help Center

Android Accessibility Help has a comprehensive page focused on how to use TalkBack, the Android screen reader. Topics include: Get started on Android with...
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Google Launches Vision Settings

Google has launched Vision Settings, which will allow users to control specifications such as magnification, font size, display size and TalkBack on their...
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O&M Live Binders: Resources

Chris Tabb has put together an incredible online O&M resource using LiveBinders.  LiveBinder is your digital 3-ringer binder on the web!  It can be used to...
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15 Talkback Navigation Gestures

Want to learn more about navigating an Android phone (or tablet) with Talkback?  Here is a great video that shows more than 15 Talkback navigation gestures!  ...
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Browse the Web with Talkback

Erik Burggraaf shares information and tips on how to browse the web with Chrome and Talkback. To read the article, go to Browse the Web with Chrome and...
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Google Now Voice Commands

Google Now is the virtual assistant for Android devices.  Do you know all the things Google Now can do for you?  Check out this article Huge Cheat Sheet Tells...
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Inclusive Android Website

Join a community of people with disabilities who are Android users; share information, ideas, apps and tips!  Just starting?  Browse the getting started guides...
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Lessons for Beginners Using Screen Readers

This article explains how to introduce a student - particularly a young student - to using a screen reader.  Sharon demonstrates several fun activities and the...
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TalkBack Gestures (Android Accessibility)

  TalkBack is the built-in screen reader on Android devices.  TalkBack gestures has three types of finger movements: basic gestures, back-and-forth gestures...