Assistive Technology

Leslie Bailiff presents the story of her student Michael, who began using Assistive Technology to support his independent travel as a youngster.

What's in the Bag, Crime Scene, Garbage Mystery, Shoe Pair and other 'detective' activities!
O&M related Blindfold games are now bundled in a pack for school discounts!
A mix of free and paid calculator apps for iPad & Android that work with large print and screen readers. Some can also be used for testing.

This tutorial presents an overview of 3-D printing technology, with an emphasis on teaching and learning strategies.

Setting up Guided Access on the iPad to use apps during testing.
This is the last of a three part series highlighting teaching resources that can be used for instruction as well as professional development & personal learning
Improving the readability of text on whiteboards, document cameras, and computer projectors.
BrailleBlox is available now!
This is a part two of a three part series highlighting teaching resources that can be used for instruction as well as professional development and personal lear
Here are ideas for accessible digital books appropriate for preschoolers/emerging readers.
Five free math websites that have large print and can be used with screen readers, great for classrooms with students with vision impairments.
How I use HP Sprout for accessibility as a college student with low vision.
Learning how to navigate around a computer with screen reading software can feel like a huge challenge. Getting around on the internet can feel even tougher.
This is part 1 of a 3 part series highlighting teaching resources that can be used for instruction as well as professional development and personal learning.
iPads are often used as accessibility solutions for students with visual impairments. However the iPad by itself is not a finished solution.
How to make science labs and activities accessible for students with low vision and blindness.
Here is a list of fun stories to help balance our obsessed plugged-in students!

This presentation will cover typical costs, material uses, and design technology for creating 3-D tools to the classroom.

Explaining the process of a child study meeting using the scientific method of problem solving.
Using accessible iPad and Android apps in the classroom
Strategies for positioning and integrating mixed media for students with low vision.
Teaching kids about blindness, low vision, braille and assistive technology.
Here is a new twist on using QR Codes!
Ten words to know before your first IEP meeting sot hat you can be prepared and get the best services as early on as possible!
How to use Snapchat on iPad/iOS with VoiceOver and Zoom enabled.
Five misconceptions about assistive technology. My 200th post!
Blind high school student with multiple disabilities learning how to answer multiple choice questions in iBooks using an iPad and braille display.
The best advice about accommodationsI ever received - Why & how to transition an iEP to a 504 Plan before Graduation.
How to switch from a physical classroom to a virtual class without a lot of drama.
Who can benefit from using a flip phone?
Goodreads is a free and accessible website and app that allows you to track what books you've read, see what your friends are reading and rate and review books.
You can use these questions, tips, and comparison chart to guide you in selecting a video magnifier (CCTV).
How to use Amazon Alexa to read. Great for users with blindness, low vision and print disabilities.
Every educator should hear what Dr. Grandin has to say about teaching students who are on the autism spectrum!
5 news apps that are free and accessible for screen readers, magnifiers, and large print. Great for low vision users with print disabilities.
When zoomed in & writing on iPads, individuals with low vision should decide between dragging on the screen or keyboard shortcuts to proofread their work.
When you or your students low vision are using a Chromebook, there is an easy way to learn keyboard shortcuts: just press (CTRL+ALT+?)!
Read Magazines for free with your participating library with RBDigital app and Zinio for Libraries.
Check out these new and future accessibility features!
How I use Notability in the high school and college classrooms, and how I get my school work done digitally.
Access free video books using QR codes - at school, at home, or on-the-go!
This article reviews the handwriting recognition feature of the Seeing AI app.
This article will introduce the relatively new Eyes-Free Fitness app from BlindAlive.
Create your own CVI images and activities!
Eight free skills that can help you relax and fall asleep using Amazon Echo/Alexa.
Windows Magnifier is a free and functional screen magnification accessibility program built into all Windows computers
Student's letter advocating for updated assisted technology.
How to Make Instructor Evaluations Accessible While Preserving Anonymity
Government websites with information on assistive technology and disability.