Assistive Technology

Looking for ideas on how to teach O&M virtually when schools are closed and students are staying home?
COVID-19 Response: Complimentary Socrative Pro & Showbie Pro for Schools Moving to Distance Learning.
Looking for free, accessible lessons that students can do at home if your school closes?
Project ideas for students mainstreamed students who are temporarily receiving virtual instruction due to the Coronavirus.
How to prepare your student with visual impairments for virtual instruction at home.
Comprehension questions and techniques should be embedded into all activities! Use this simple interactive book app to teach listening comprehension.
YOUR elementary students with visual impairments can become "citizen scientists" in this exciting opportunity to explore space, stars and planets!
Teach many screen reader concepts using these tactile activities!
In this post I describe an activity using QR codes to create a scavenger hunt to find small metal turtle sculptures around a town.
Spotlight Search is a powerful and efficient Mac tool!
Interested in becoming a blind vlogger? Here's how!
Tips from parents who have raised extraordinary kids with visual impairments.
How does your student/school/district's tech skills compare to others across the country?
Kodu, a visual programming tool used to teach basic coding with the use of blocks and pictures.
How and why I use accessible voting machines in local, state, and federal elections with visual impairment/low vision
How to make accessible copies of educational posters for students with low vision, blindness, or other print disabilities.

How to develop foundational charting and graphic skills.

Introducing dictation to an emerging reader and writer.
Here is an accessible astronomy activity that demonstrates how CCD Cameras capture the light of images of objects in space.
Comma activity to practice grammar skills and tech skills (navigating a table and navigating to add commas).
Confused by all the Apple terminology?
How (and why) do you provide feedback when field testing a Beta version of an iOS app?
What tactile math skills should be taught before transitioning to math activities in a digital format?
Here is a list of A-Z terms that cover common assistive technology terms used for low vision tools.
Are your students using the Epic! app - it is accessible!
Escape room activities are a fun way to develop team-building and other skills. This post describes an O&M-themed escape room activity.
Here is a sneak peak at two future refreshable braille displays that will be available through APH!
Practice braille contractions while reading about Noelle the cat!
This post describes the use of "escape room" activities to develop team-building and other skills in a fun context.
Ways for students to customize their college Blackboard website so it's easier to see and actually helps with learning and studying.
Phonetic Announcement is both a useful feature and an annoying one
A curriculum for a basic middle to high school computer course
Basic Windows keyboard shortcuts that have been most helpful for quickly and efficiently teaching BVI k-12 students to navigate and use Windows
What math-related tech skills should we be teaching now?
Teaching students decision making for safe and healthy living.
Sol shares his experiences of living with tunnel vision in his interesting and funny video.
Which is the most appropriate term?
Create a tactile telescope model that students with visual impairments can feel and explore!
TVIs, we need YOUR feedback about math skills/activities for K-3rd students.
The Novel Effect app adds sound effects to APH's tactile book!
Why every Android user with low vision needs the Google Lens app, and how I use it several times a day.
This VoiceOver lesson covers the Rotor.
Bring reading to life with Novel Effect app!
Use the hundreds chart to teach students to find the missing number.
How to use the Zoom magnifier on iOS and iPad OS with low vision. Includes an overview of Zoom settings and how they are used.
Use this simple template to share your student's needs with general ed teachers!
Turn your emerging braille student into a braille wizard!
Assistive technology considerations for people who have fluctuating eyesight or changing vision.

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