Assistive Technology

Webinar describes how Audio Supported Reading can meet the challenges of students with print-related disabilities when used as an instructional strategy.

BrailleNote Touch: Student being introduced to calibrating, navigating and word processor.
All of the latest rumors and speculations of what we can expect to see this year at Apple's developer's conference.
Digital books and teacher-created materials and resources shared on Paths to Technology website.
Some "must know" tips before starting college
Teaching students with visual impairments and blindness to take photos of tactile graphics to show proof of their graphs.
First experiences with the new BrailleNote Touch.
Instructions on how to post on the Paths to Technology website.

Diane Brauner provides an overview of Paths to Technology, a website for educators, families and students with visual impairments and blindness.

Speak screen feature is an iOS option that will read the text on the screen out loud.
Learn some tips and tricks on how to stay secure in our ever more tech reliant world.
Information on how students with visual impairments can become actively involved on the Paths to Technology website.
Many Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) have been incorporating audio IOS games into O&M lessons.
There are many resources out there for visually impaired/blind people. Here are just a few that I enjoy, and work for me.
A review of the iPhone SE
Introduction to Paths to Technology, a website for educators, families and students with visual impairments and blindness.
In this post, you will learn how students can access math materials digitally on a Windows computer using the NVDA screen reader.
A review of Apple's announcements from their spring conference.
Exercising the right to vote using accessible voting machines for people who are blind, visually impaired or with other disabilities

You will use an assortment of the tools and materials described in the book and on video clips to fabricate 8 assistive technology solutions.

A 2016 guide for shopping for Apple products.
For a huge majority of Americans, Internet access is not that difficult to obtain.
High School student with low vision demonstrates using Tinkercad.
A blind high school student's three favorite apps: Google Drive, JAWS and Adobe DC.
Information about earbuds and bone conducting headphones for students with visual impairments.
Listening activity for students with low vision.
Takeaways from the Mobile World Congress Conference in Barcelona.
Review of the Color App for Chrome Books.
Information about a screen reader extension for Google Chrome.
Tips on using interactive stories on an iPad to teach children who are blind or visually impaired to use VoiceOver and Refreshable Braille Displays
Excerpts from Introduction to iPad Accessibility Features for Blind and Low Vision Students manual and from the iPad Accessibility Settings manual.
Introducing chord commands to Layla, a preschooler using an iPad paired with a refreshable braille display.
Ideas on how to motivate a student with visual impairments and blindness to use a Bluetooth keyboard commands.
A TVI shares her experiences on starting a four year old on an iPad with a refreshable braille display.
Tips and guidelines on using an iPad as part of a Functional Vision Assessment / Learning Media Assessment (FVA/LMA) with children with visual impairments
A systematic and effective approach on how to teach VoiceOver on the iPad to students with visual impairments and blindness (VIB).
High school student with low vision discusses his favorite iOS apps.
Rumors and anticipated products from Apple.
Some of the best accessibility features from iOS.

This tutorial explores how to best use technology in the classroom to meet the needs of students with visual impairments or blindness.

A review of iOS 9.3 update.
What to expect from Apple in 2016.
Apple: 2015 in review
A list of accessible science apps for iPads.
A review of the Apple Watch.
Want to pay with your iPhone? Try the new Apple Pay!
The pros and cons of Apple vs. Android products.
A walk through of Apple Care policies.

In this webcast, Ed Summers and Diane Brauner discuss the work they have been doing with teachers regarding iPad accessibility.