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Ocean Animal Sounds Book and Activities

Heading to the beach for a summer vacation? Summer is the perfect time to build concepts about ocean animals and things that you might find at the beach....
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International Network of STEM for BLV

Why is STEM important? "STEM education goes beyond school subjects. It gives a skill set that governs the way we think and behave. Merging science, technology...
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Frog Activities

Summer evenings are full of nature sounds! Can you identify the kind of frog by its sound? Each page of this fun emerging reader book has one clear frog image...
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Nemeth Code with UEB Contexts Course: Project Inspire

Editor's Note: Another great opportunity to hone your Nemeth code skills! Project INSPIRE is a tried and true method to learn or enhance your skills. "INSPIRE...
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Hide and Peep App: Visual Scanning App

Whimsical Peep and his friends peek out from behind items in the tool shed. Can you find them? Tap the spot where the character is hiding! This mainstream...
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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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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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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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Touching the News: Tactile Graphics

I remember back in middle school when my social studies teacher required every student to clip an article from the newspaper each week to discuss in class....
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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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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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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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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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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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Labeling Images: Parts of a Bat Lesson

Remember that biology class when you had to label the various parts of the frog? Or when you learned the circulatory system and had to label all the veins in...
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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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Pumpkin Life Cycle Lesson: Presentation (Powerpoint)

Young students are embedding technology skills into daily classroom activities. Use these pumpkin-themed activities to reinforce concepts, reading/writing...
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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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Spider Activities

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are turning colors, school has started and classrooms are diving into fall themed activities! Here are some creepy crawling...
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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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The Eclipse Soundscapes: Mobile Application makes eclipses accessible

Total solar eclipses are wondrous events that can inspire awe and a desire to learn more about our solar system. Because solar eclipses cause changes in light...
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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 for Tactile Graphics Machines, Part 1

We know that students need tactile graphics to learn new concepts and we have been looking at a variety of tools used to create tactile graphics. (See Tactile...
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Highcharts: Accessible, Interactive Charts and Graphs

As an educator, I am always seeking information about how to make digital resources accessible for students who rely on a screen reader or who need low vision...
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Teacher's Pet Online: APH Online Quiz Tool

Teacher's Pet Online is a free, accessible tool to create and share practice materials, quizzes and tests. The tool works with your platform's screen reader...
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3D Printing the Universe

Despite our very limited abilities to travel to distant objects in outer space that can be thousands of light years — if not millions or billions of light...
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Tactile Graphic Tools

Drawing engages your student's imagination to become more active. Each time he/she draws or creates, they access their imagination and make physical...
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Creating Tactile Graphic Machine Images with Word: Cycle Chart

"Work smart not harder!" That has to be my motto after working from home during the pandemic. One classic tool that many TVIs are taking advantage of - now...
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Sonification of Chandra and Hubble Space Images

We can explore the X-ray universe, a kind of light that no human can ever naturally see.  Since human eyes cannot detect X ray light, we have to translate it...
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Chandra X-Ray Observatory and Accessible Resources

The Chandra X-ray Observatory is one of NASA’s Great Observatories, along with the Hubble Space Telescope. Chandra detects X-ray light from very hot (millions...
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Visual Descriptions of Space Images

An accessible digital project to help connect users - particularly those who are blind, have low vision, or have different learning needs - with the science of...

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