Assistive Technology

These amazing virtual academies are available to students everywhere!
Tips for maximizing remote video instruction for students with CVI.
Claire Stanley, a lawyer and advocacy expert for the American Council for the Blind, is interviewed by Elle.
Unable to teach face-to-face O&M lessons? What are current expectations for O&Ms and what virtual resources are available?
Dr. Cynthia Bennette, postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, is interviewed by Sienna.
Here are my favorite tips for attending live video lectures and synchronous virtual classes without falling asleep or getting distracted.
Mr. Mark Richert, Esq., the Interim Executive Director of AERBVI, is interviewed by Mohammed.
This TVI shares her experiences setting up and using remote learning tools with students who are visually impaired or blind.
Learn how to get started with Objective Ed, a fully accessible digital curriculum for students with VIB - it's free during school closures!
This vivacious fourth grader created a video demonstrating how she uses block coding in the Swift Playgrounds app.
This vivacious fourth grader created a video to share her love of coding with other students who are visually impaired.
Improve your student's tech skills during school closures.
Follow this dynamic TVI and family of a young girl with CVI as they share resources, experiences and lesson plans!
Does your student/child need educational materials in braille or other access to educational materials during the COVID-19 school closures?
Here are a couple of fun videos and activities to explain what hand washing does to germs - perfect for young kids!
Does your student able to access educational resources at home?
Here is a great list of fun math activities that students can do at home!
Does your K12 student with visual impairments need qualified help with homework during the COVID-19 school closures?
Here is the Zoom information you have been looking for!
PBS Kids created a new accessible math game based on the PBS Kids series Cyberchase.
Take advantage of these accessible educational games!
This post describes the provision of vision services remotely using distance communication applications.
A vision teacher/Orientation & Mobility Specialist shares the challenges and rewards of serving VI students enrolled in K-12 virtual schools.
Here is a list of companies offering free subscriptions.
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.
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!