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Apple Pay

Apple Pay (and Google Pay for Android users) is a mobile contact payment system and digital wallet service that enables users to pay for products and services...
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IPEVO Camera: Near and Distance Viewing

Updated August 2020 Using IPEVO for Remote Instruction With many students starting the fall of 2020 with remote instruction, there is a critical need for...
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Editing a Non-Visual Digital Map from the Map Library

You found a map in the new Map Library on Paths to Technology - but what if you want to make some changes to the map? The university maps are detailed; a...
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Teacher-Created Resource Library!

Finding Solutions Students in today's classrooms are using digital educational materials - especially now with remote instruction, online courses and virtual...
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John's O&M Lesson 1: Non-Visual Digital Maps for Elementary Student

When creating orientation and mobility lessons, O&Ms should carefully consider the goal(s) of each lesson and the current lesson. As an O&M, my mission...
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Our Cooking Adventure is Done... So Now What??

Assistive Tech for The Win! Up to this point, the content we’ve put out on this blog page has mostly about cooking. However, our wonderful meal kit delivery...
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How to Create Accessible Digital Maps Using SAS Graphics Accelerator and Google Maps

This post was updated on July 3, 2020. Summary This post explains how to create non-visual digital maps that contain points of interest such as intersections...
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How to Create an Accessible Formula Sheet

HOW TO CREATE AN ACCESSIBLE FORMULA SHEET In several of my math, statistics, and data science classes, the professor will provide a formula sheet for quizzes...
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Webinar: Exploring Accessible Campus Maps

Update 6/18/20: The recording of the Exploring Accessible Campus Maps Using SAS Graphics Accelerator webinar is now available! This spring has been challenging...
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Best Practices for Creating Non-Visual Digital College Campus Maps

O&Ms are off and running with the new non-visual maps, especially during this challenging time of remote O&M instruction! Now that you are ready to...
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Getting Started with Non-Visual Digital Maps

Since I lost my vision, I have not had access to maps. It is true that I get my hands on a good tactile map from time to time. However, those instances are...
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Remote O&M Instruction for Students Transitioning to College: Building a Mental Map

Victor is a high school senior who will be attending Elon University for a week this summer for the Odyssey Scholars program and will start full time in the...
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Using a Digital Map for Work Travel

Research Triangle Park is one of the largest high-tech research and development centers in the US and is a model for research, innovation, and economic...
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Remote O&M Instruction for Students Transitioning to College: Getting Started

How are YOU handling the high O&M needs for your soon-to-graduate high school student who is transitioning to college? Ideally, this student would have...
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SAS Accessibility Webinar: Exploring Accessible Campus Maps

SAS Graphics Accelerator recently released the ability to create and access customized digital maps using their cutting-edge software. With the current school...
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What Distance Learning Means to Me: 8th Grader with Low Vision

COVID-19 school closures have thrown students and teachers into the 21st century and for many students with visual impairments, this new classroom format has...
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Webinar: Learn how to create accessible charts, graphs, and maps

Update: The recording of the webinar and the related resources are now available on the SAS website here. I’m a blind professional. I lost my vision about 15...
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Preparing Middle School and High School Students with VIB for Remote Learning

Since our state has moved to remote learning while all public schools are closed for a minimum of three weeks because of the Coronavirus, students have had to...
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News by the Numbers: Online Workshop

News by the Numbers: High-Contrast and Nonvisual Access to Data Representations Remote-only workshop with Ed Summers, Director of Accessibility, SAS; and...
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Virtual Schools: Serving Students in Online Education

As a vision teacher/Orientation & Mobility Specialist working for a private non-profit agency, I have had the opportunity to work with several virtual...
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A to Z of Assistive Technology for Low Vision

When I first started exploring the world of assistive technology, I found myself getting frequently overwhelmed with how many different items were available...
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Tech Skills for College Bound Students

My colleague, Adrienne Shoemaker and I completed a presentation at the NEAER Conference in New Hampshire this past November titled Tech Skills for the College...
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How to Recognize Phishing Attempts with Vision Impairment

Yesterday, I received a phishing attempt in my email that was telling me about a file that someone had shared with me. The email asked me to click on a link to...
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SAS Graphics Accelerator Summary Page

Are you interested in learning about accessible digital charts and graphs? SAS Graphics Accelerator is a free Chrome extension that enables users to access...
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Brainfuse Online Tutoring Review

This semester, I discovered that I need some extra help with some of my data science coursework involving physics and statistics, so I went looking for online...
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Microsoft "To-Do" Task Manager Accessibility

Microsoft To-Do is an intelligent task management app that makes it easy to plan and manage your day. As educators - especially itinerant TVIs and COMS - it is...
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Preparing a Low Vision Student to Use a Screen Reader

This is the second post in the screen reader for low vision series. The first post, Screen Reader for Low Vision Students? Includes common indicators that a...
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Screen Reader for Low Vision Students?

For a variety of reasons, students who have functional vision are often resistant to using a screen reader. Should these students be introduced to a screen...
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Bigger is Not Always Better: Understanding Magnification

Students who have functional vision should certainly use their vision and - when appropriate - low vision tools. For educational tasks, some students with low...
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Sonification: Sounds with Meaning Activity

Sightlings - students with vision - are able to glance at a chart and instantly identify the trend and general information without exploring each data point....
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Choosing a Habitable Planet: Data Analysis Activity

The year is 2029 and global warming disaster scenarios have become real - temperatures have increased drastically, glaciers have melted and sea levels have...
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Charts and Graphs Skills Review

Part of the SAS Accessibility Team recently taught this activity with students in the SAVVY Transition Program in North Carolina. This post is follows the...
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Microsoft Office Alternatives

A student who is graduating received a laptop for a Christmas present and he asked me about obtaining Microsoft Office or an equivalent for the laptop, the...
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Be My Eyes: Microsoft Tech Support Story

Sam is a tech support agent at the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk, where he answers calls from customers who are blind or have low-vision calling through the...
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How to teach your students to read at 600 words per minute – Part 4

Let the student drive It is important to let your student be the person interacting with the device during practice sessions. The ability to control when...
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Calculus for Beginners and Artists

Calculus for Beginners and Artists "Calculus for Beginners and Artists" is a website sponsored by the math department of MIT and is the work of Dr. Daniel J....
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How to teach your students to read at 600 words per minute – Part 3

Use content that fascinates The most important criterion for choosing content that your student will use to practice reading speed is the degree to which the...
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Access to High-level Mathematics Using LaTeX

In my short time as a vision teacher and assistive technology specialist, I have come to appreciate the vast lengths that developers have gone to in order to...
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Coursicle Class Scheduling App Review

A few semesters ago, I had to switch around a bunch of my classes. I went through my school's class database and made notes of the new classes I wanted to take...
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Using Apple Vis to Connect My Students to the VI Tech Community

As a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Assistive Technology Specialist, I seek opportunities for my secondary students to read about the authentic...

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