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Making Sense of Math with Audio Graphs

Math is one is the most challenging subjects for many students. Graphical information and the level of abstraction in mathematics makes it inaccessible and ...
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Sonic Math Fundamentals Part I: Finding

Stand up, raise your hands, and shout, “Hallelujah!”  ObjectiveEd has created an accessible preschool and kindergarten iOS math app! General education...
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Speech Central App

Updated 6/3/22 by developer Ivan Icin There have been several very significant developments since the original post, some of them particularly affect the...
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Mantis Q40 Video Tutorials

The Mantis Q40 is a unique 40-cell braille display that has a QWERTY keyboard for input and a refreshable braille display for output. There is a 6-key entry...
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Students: How to PRESENT a Presentation

After creating the slide show, the next logical step for students is to present the content of their slide show in front of the class. When delivering slide...
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Kid-Friendly Search Engines and Accessibility

How do you keep students - especially young students - safe when they are doing online research? Can you prevent students from stumbling across inappropriate...
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Peep and the Big Wide World: Diagram Center's Accessibility Project

Peep and the Big Wide World is popular animated children's television series that revolves around the lives of Peep, Chirp and Quack. These whimsical...
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Mother's Day Activity: Presentation Tech Activity with Self-Advocacy Skills

Looking for a Mother’s Day activity to do with students? Create a heart-warming Mother's Day keepsake for the 21st century mom! Support tech skills and...
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PhET Accessible Simulations: Physics and More!

PhET is a suite of research-based interactive computer simulations for teaching and learning physics, chemistry, math and other sciences. "PhET" was originally...
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iPad Checklists: VoiceOver Gestures, Braille Display & Keyboard

Technology skills are a hot educational topic. Students are entering kindergarten with basic tech skills from playing toddler and preschool games on mobile...
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Talking Type iOS App: An Accessible Keyboarding App

Available with Quota Funds, Talking Typer is a game designed to teach keyboarding skills to students who are blind or low vision. Talking Typer for iOS is a...
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Braille Tutor: App Review (Updated)

I am always on the look-out for fun ways to teach/practice braille skills. For print students, there are literally hundreds of educational apps that encourage...
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Adding Alt Text to an Image in Word for Office 365

Alt Text description of book on the post's featured image: "Microsoft Word document displaying the image of the book cover Frank and Beanswith an alt text pane...
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Zany Touch App Review

Test your reflexes with this exciting iOS game. Beware - the better you are the faster the game play! Zany Touch is intended to teach mainstream gestures and...
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iPad with VoiceOver Course: Audio

It is challenging to teach assistive technology skills on top of all the other things you (the TVI) are responsible for! Here is a free online resource...
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Egg Idioms: Tech Activities

An idiom is a word or phrase which means something different from its literal meaning. Do you know what these idioms mean? He's as cool as a cucumber...
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Speak Screen

Editor's Note: Speak Screen is an excellent accessibility feature for users with low vision, tired eyes, when in dim light, or simply when you want to have...
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App Review: Blindfold Greeting Card

Editor's Note: Does your friend have an upcoming birthday? If so, we typically browse through birthday cards to find the perfect print card for each friend....
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Google Docs Table Activity: Warm/Cold-Blooded Animals

Preschoolers learn to group items into categories, starting with activities that group by color, shape or size. The content of what is being categorized...
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AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence: Tech Lessons 3

These blog links support the AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence Chart for K-5 students using an iPad with VoiceOver. The AT Technology Skills Scope and...
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Google Docs: Teaching Collaboration Skills with a Screen Reader Activity

"Back-in-the-day" comments added to a document meant the teacher's red pen marks on your paper, used to indicate errors or areas that need to be changed. The...
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Challenge Solutions: Google Docs with VoiceOver on iOS

As of 2021, approximately 150 million users use Google Classroom. How does a student who uses a screen reader use Google Docs on an iPad? Macy, with Challenge...
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AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence: Tech Lessons 2

These blog links support the AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence Chart for K-5 students using an iPad with VoiceOver. The AT Technology Skills Scope and...
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iOS 15.3.1 Update: Fix for Braille Displays

According to Apple, the "iOS 15.3.1 update provides important security updates for your iPhone and fixes an issue that may cause Braille displays to stop...
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Creating Video Tutorials with the Free Shadow Puppet App

I recently received a question from a reader about free apps that can be used to create video tutorials on the iPad. My favorite app to do this is the free...
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Accessible, Interactive Math with Desmos

During recent discussions about what accessible math tools students are using, Desmos is always one of the first tools mentioned. Desmos, a graphing calculator...
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Accessible Periodic Table Options

"Anyone know of good accessible periodic tables, other than the APH one or the audio tactile from Touch Graphics? I have used both, but wondering if there's...
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Sheet Music Scanner

Many students who are blind or low vision thoroughly enjoy music and participate in music-related classes. Paths to Technology often receives emails asking...
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iOS 15.3 Bug: Underscore

iOS 15.3 was recently released with the main goal of fixing security issues. However, for some - but not all - VoiceOver users, 15.3 has created a new issue....
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Snow Globe Shake-Up: Tech Skills (cut and paste)

Snow globe shake up! Just like the snow globe in the story, the Snow Globe Family, your story has been through a snowstorm - and the story plot has been blown...
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Navigating Websites: Reader Feature

Young students are reading news websites (geared for kids) and completing Internet searches as part of their class assignments. According to the Common Core...
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Browsing the Web: Video Tutorials

As an educator with vision, I have often struggled to learn the basics of various devices and accessibility features. Before I can introduce a student to...
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AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence: Tech Lessons 1

Tech Lessons: Basic Operations (Diane Brauner January 2022) These blog links support the AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence Chart for K-5 students using...
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AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence: iPad

What tech skills should your elementary student expected to know in order to keep up with his/her peers? After several years of wondering, researching, and...
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Adventures of Karna: Multisensory App!

Can you guide Karna, the crown prince, through a mysterious land and back to Lanka to save his people? The Adventures of Karma is a free, fully accessible iOS...
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Winter Puns: Comprehension Activity

When reading, some students breeze over the words without truly understanding the meaning - missing many of the humorous lines that are weaved into the story....
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CodeSnaps, Braille Blocks and Sphero City Activities

"Quiet on the Set!" With fingers crossed and breaths held, students listened carefully as the Sphero robot navigated through the Sphero City. Cheers erupted...
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The Grinch and Max: Emerging Reader Digital Book

This digital book was written for Addy because she loves the Dr. Seuss book The Grinch. Last year, I hand brailled a copy of The Grinch for her and added...
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Coding with Blocks4All App and Dash Robot: Introduction

Dash is a whimsical robot that moves, spins, talks, and makes noises. Kids select commands in the Blocks4All app that run the Dash robot. Designed specifically...
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Live Text Feature: Picking Text out of an Image

Live Text has been added to macOS Monterey and iOS 15! This means that if you take a photo or screen shot, you can now select the text and have it read aloud....

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