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Graphic Literacy Skills: Survey

Editor's Note: Graphic literacy is a critical and foundational component in preschool and elementary school classrooms. Students who are visually impaired...
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Nemeth in a Box: Summer 2022

Do you have a student who reads braille that will be in Grades 5-8 next year? Does your student need to work on their Nemeth or math skills? Does your student...
Cartoon characters, Peep, Chirp and Quack with text, "Accessible Peep and the Big Wide World"

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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Math Test Accommodations for Low Vision

Even though I have trouble seeing in all my classes (and outside of my classes for that matter), my math test accommodations for low vision look a bit...
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CosmoBally on Sonoplanet: Intro to Sonification App!

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast Off! Astronaut CosmoBally has discovered Sonoplanet, a planet full of sounds to be explored! This fully accessible free app...
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Recruiting for Accessible Equation Editor User Study

Dealing with inaccessible mainstream digital math resources can be exhausting and frustrating! Here is a chance to provide your feedback and to support efforts...
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Egg Carton Unplugged Coding Activity

This activity is from Teach Your Kids Code website and is reposted and modified for accessibility on Paths to Technology with permission. On the blog today we...
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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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Supporting TVIs in Technology, Digital Math and Computer Science

With diverse and often huge caseloads, Teachers of Students who are Visually Impaired are expected to be experts in all subjects, ages, abilities and visual...
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Project INSPIRE: Mission Inspire

At Project INSPIRE we are excited to announce an activity for U.S. braille readers who are 11-15 years of age. We’re calling this free program Mission INSPIRE...
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Code and Go Robot Mouse Activities & APH Tactile Graphics

Introducing a coding robot to young students promotes positive, creative, and educational engagement with technology. Designed for young kids, Code and Go...
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International Network of STEM for BLV

Students, educators and professionals are all buzzing about STEM. "Why is STEM important in the classroom? STEM-based education teaches children more than...
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Navigating Google Sheets with JAWS Lesson: Arctic Animals

Navigating Google Sheets with Jaws Lesson Allotted time: 45 minutes Group size: small group Standards Expanded Core Curriculum, Assistive Technology...
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Tech Skills: JAWS Commands Checklist

In recent discussions with college transition programs for students who are visually impaired, across the board, the main issue is the need for stronger and...
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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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Student's Tactile Preferences for PIAF/Swell Machine Graphics

After the numerous Paths to Technology posts about Creating Tactile Graphics Images series, the practical blogs with activities (each with accompanying free...
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Braille Math Editor: Student Video Tutorial

I like to say that now is a great time to be a blind person interested in STEM, as both accessing and presenting math and other STEM content is becoming...
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Project Inspire: Online Courses on Nemeth Code within UEB!

Are you a teacher struggling with Nemeth Code? Does your braille middle school student need support in math - or maybe you are looking for a fun math program?...
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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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Project INSPIRE: Nemeth in a Box for Middle School Students

The Project INSPIRE (Increasing the STEM Potential of Individuals who Read Braille) team developed “Nemeth in a Box for Middle School Students” to provide a...
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Season-Themed Summary Post

Educators are always searching for ways to make lessons fresh and exciting. Embedding seasonal activities provides creative learning opportunities while...
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How I Use the Apple Pencil with Low Vision

When I recently upgraded to the iPad Air 4th Generation (also known as the Model A2316), I decided to get the Apple Pencil 2nd Generation, as my friend had...
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Math Games and Activities for Home for Students with Visual Impairments

Post was updated on 10/14/21. Original post was published March 16, 2020. Sue Sullivan, an amazing TVI at Perkins School for the Blind, shared the following...
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Halloween Suduko Part 2: Tactile Graphics

In the original (and very popular!) post, Halloween Suduko Puzzle: Grids and Tables, we learned how to create an accessible Suduko table for the iPad and how...
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Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 8: Multiple Pumpkin Worksheets

Now that we know how to quickly create a variety of preschool and early elementary worksheets, let's quickly create themed worksheets to teach a variety of...
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Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 8: Same and Different Worksheets

In the recent tactile graphics series, preschool and early elementary worksheets have been used to teach common concepts. These worksheets can be easily...
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4to24 App: Preparing Your Child for Success!

Transition skills start EARLY! This valuable resource begins at age 4 and is designed specifically for parents of students who are blind or low vision. Created...
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Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 7: Color the Picture Worksheet

This series focuses on how to create tactile educational materials using simple software and a tactile graphics machine, such as a PIAF or Swell machine. The...
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Project Inspire Fall 2021 Courses

We are beginning to recruit for fall courses that will begin on Monday, October 11. We will be repeating the course, “Geometry and Tactile Graphics for...
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Digitally Accessible Math Worksheets

Many math worksheets are not accessible to people who use screen readers. The worksheets found below are accessible to people who use screen readers too. ...
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Field Test APH's Practice2Master Abacus App

APH is seeking teachers to test an iOS and Android app called Practice2Master Abacus. The app is designed to help elementary school students with visual...
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Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 6: Characters and Counting

In the previous post, Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 5: Shapes, we continued the discussion on creating simple preschool and early elementary worksheets...
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Cranmer Abacus

According to Rosenblum and Smith (2012), 25 of 26 universities' teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) preparation programs include abacus...
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Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 5: Shapes

In the previous Maze post (Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 4), we discussed that worksheets are not "busy work"; rather, these worksheets are used to...
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Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 4: Maze Worksheets

Preschool and kindergarten classrooms are full of worksheets with fun images to color, find, circle, count, etc. Students with vision are learning and...
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Creating Tactile Graphic Images Part 3: Tips for Embossing

The first post in this series, Creating Digital Images for Tactile Graphics Machines Part 1, we learned how to create a simple digital image for a tactile...
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STEAM Career Showcase 2021 for Students with Disabilities

The 9th annual STEAM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities, a free virtual event for learners in grades 6–12, is an opportunity to connect with role...
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Creating Digital Images Part 2: 3 Braille Tips

The first post in this series, Creating Digital Images for Tactile Graphics Machines Part 1, we learned how to trace and/or mark up an image of worksheet or...
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Cards for Learning Math: CVI

TVI Lisha Yoch shares how to use the card game War to reinforce the math concepts greater than, less than and equals. Choosing the right deck of cards is...

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