Assistive Technology

Singer/songwriter, author, and speaker Ginny Owens is interviewed by Elora
This classic game is now a easy-to-play computer game!
Use a local map to learn about nearby urban, suburban, and rural communities
What does Emma have to say about the ECC area of Recreation and Leisure?
Where can you find . . . ? Check out this vendor list!
How can I edit a map that I did not create?
Seven disability accommodations I had to request after I started taking classes and exams online as a college student with low vision.
Using the Zoom video conferencing remote control feature to teach BVI students virtually and effectively
Methods for adding and subtracting negative numbers
Audio math lessons for middle and high school students!
How can maps be used to encourage critical thinking? This lesson can be taught remotely!
Emma shares her thoughts about the ECC are of social interaction skills.
Quick Assist provides a simple, free, built-in distance troubleshooting option for vision professionals and students who use Windows computers.
Have you tried these accessible educational games?
Computers running Windows offer a highly capable and accessible platform suitable for facilitating virtual learning.

Explore the growing library of Non-Visual Digital Maps in the online Map Library

Looking for fun literacy activities that can be taught remotely?
Need free accessible digital materials? Check out Paths to Technology's new Resource Library!
Teach your student to build a strong mental map of the whole area then fill in the details!
Learn what Emma thinks about the ECC area, Independent Living Skills.
Can your student answer these social studies questions using the linked accessible map?
Strategies, games and activities: a combination of braille, magnification and tech for an emerging reader!
Using non-visual digital maps to teach street concepts to an elementary student.

Overarching Principles and practical advice

COMS, CATIS, and TVIs earn credits by sharing your knowledge!
Introducing VoiceOver to students? Check out these VoiceOver gesture teaching strategies and apps!
What does Emma think about the ECC area of O&M?
What are the "must haves" for a home learning space in case students do not go back to the classroom?

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How to introduce non-visual digital maps to an elementary student and the first in a progressive series of orientation lessons.
Accessible, interactive digital maps for early elementary students? Absolutely!
Learn how to use the non-visual digital maps without a screen reader!
How to unapologetically ask your professors to help over email and get what you want.
We are sad to say that our month of Meal Kit fun has come to an end... but that doesn't mean our blogging has to! Find out what our next topic will be!!
Emma shares her experiences with the ECC area, Assistive Technology.
Quickly create customized, accessible digital maps that students can use to build mental maps and answer map-related educational questions.
Let's play Bocce - a fun outdoor summer game!
This post describes a method for using a shared document for students to document their independent work.
This post describes an activity that allows instructors and students to work together to create and post online quizzes.
An overview of Splashtop secure remote access software for education
How to teach computer technology remotely successfully.

Exploration of considerations for distance learning

Eight different high tech and no tech ways to create an accessible formula sheet for students with print disabilities.
Hear what Emma thinks about the the ECC area, Sensory Efficiency.
This user-friendly update streamlines the process of creating and opening non-visual digital maps!

Overarching Principles and practical advice

This blog describes my initial thoughts on the Mantis Q40
A refresher on special education law as it relates to students on IEPs.

There are many benefits for teachers to upgrade their instructional practice to embrace 21st Century teaching