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Envision #6: Simplify Syllabi!
Invest minutes to save hours for self care!
What I wished I Had Learned about AT Before Starting College: Video
My talk from a Future Date virtual conference about what I wish I learned about Assistive Technology before starting college: a 15 minute video for all!
What I Wish I Learned About Assistive Technology Before Starting College: Part 1
A list of skills and concepts I wish I learned and developed about assistive technology prior to starting college with low vision.
4to24 App: Preparing Your Child for Success!
4to24 is a resource for parents of children and youth who are blind or have low vision and are between the ages of 4 and 24 years.
Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 7: Color the Picture Worksheet
Quickly convert the color-by-number or color-by-shape worksheets into accessible tactile graphic worksheets.
How to Make Classroom Videos Easier to See
Make videos and movies easier to see for students with visual impairments with these tips.
Envision #3: Keep It Simple! How to Simplify College Notes
A video tutorial for students on how to take notes in class using Word and JAWS and how to organize these notes.
Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 6: Characters and Counting
Continue building math numeracy with fun tactile characters (animals and objects) and counting skills.
The under-utilized tool for students with visual impairments and/or blindness.
Creating Digital Images Part 2A: Braille Font and GoodNotes App
You can add Braille Font to your iOS device - including importing braille font to apps like GoodNotes!
Understanding the "Ribbon" in Microsoft Word: Screen Reader Activities
Build a mental map and full understanding of the ribbon using these activities!
Going to College with a Visual Impairment: My Talk At West Virginia AER
Event summary and resource list for my West Virginia AER talk on July 7, 2021 about going to college with vision loss.
General Guidelines for Creating Non-Visual Maps of K12 Schools, Camps and Parks
This Eagle Scout Project includes guidelines for creating accessible maps and map examples.
CVI Presentation for Classroom Teachers
Terrific resource explaining CVI designed for gen ed staff training!
Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 5: Shapes
Build beginning math skills with simple to create - and share - shape-related graphics worksheets!
Envision #2: Let Me Check My Schedule!
A video tutorial for students to create an effective agenda, organize months, dates, times and events.
Microsoft Immersive Reader Update
Immersive Reader, a reading tool, is now available in Outlook Desktop, Teams mobile, OneDrive and SharePoint!
O&M Forms & Handouts that Make YOUR Job Easier!
Love your job but hate the paperwork? Here are handouts and forms just for you!
Envision #1: Create and Organize Class Folders
Preparing students for college success through Envision, a series of videos by Dany Acosta!
Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 4: Maze Worksheets
Build those preschool & early elementary skills with simple to create - and share - Mazes using the GoodNotes app and a tactile graphics machine.
Creating Tactile Graphic Images Part 3: Tips for Embossing
Helpful tips for embossing using a tactile graphics machine.
Creating Non-Visual Digital Maps of Metropolitan Areas
Best practices when creating metro maps!
Back to School Activity: How I Like to Learn
Get to know each student's preferred learning style while introducing self-advocacy concepts with this student survey!
How I Outline Research Papers with OneNote
Learn how I outline research papers with OneNote, a free Microsoft Office application that is available across many devices and supports AT.
Back to School Activity: Accessible Find My Friend
Start the school year off with this friendly accessible ice breaker activity!
Creating Digital Images Part 2: 3 Braille Tips
How to quickly create tactile iPad overlays using a tactile graphics machine, how to add sim braille, and how to add print and braille.
Creating Digital Images for Tactile Graphics Machines, Part 1
Step-by-step tutorial on how to quickly and easily create digital images to run through a PIAF or Swell machine.
Highcharts: Accessible, Interactive Charts and Graphs
Making charts, graphs and maps on websites and mobile apps accessible!
Getting Started on a Mac with VoiceOver: Teaching Students
Find the right Mac VoiceOver tutorial for you!
Tips for Handling Academic Ableism in the Classroom
Tips for disabled students experiencing academic ableism, bullying, or discrimination in the classroom, from a student with low vision.
3D Printing the Universe
Touch the Universe with these 3D printed materials from NASA and its Chandra and Hubble telescopes!
Tactile Graphic Tools
A variety of tools that enable students to create tactile images and diagrams.
Math Apps and Activities Summary Post for Students K-3rd Grade
Wondering how to get started with introducing young students to accessible digital math skills?
Ice Cube Tray Math Activities: Greater Than and Graphing
Using fun manipulatives to introduce and teach greater than/less than and graphing math skills to students K-3.
Creating Tactile Graphic Machine Images with Word: Cycle Chart
Use Microsoft Word templates to create quick and easy digital files for PIAF and Swell machines.
Sonification of Chandra and Hubble Space Images
Turning satellite images into sounds!
Spatial Tech Standards 2: Rows
Spatial Tech Standards are unique to students who are blind or low vision; learn how to teach these foundational skills to young students!
How to Request Accessible Textbooks in College
How to request accessible copies of textbooks in college for students with visual impairments and print disabilities.
Using Tech to Develop Critical Thinking Skills
It's all about the teaching method! Simple apps can be used to support critical thinking skills!
One State’s Approach to Building Competence around CVI
#26 in the CVI for the TVI webinar series
Low Vision Simulator Apps and Frequently Asked Questions
Tengo Baja Vision and Tengo Baja Vision VR are two low vision simulation apps for iOS and Android.
Creating a Non-Visual Digital Map: Video Tutorial
Step-by-step instructions and best practices when creating a non-visual digital map for students who are blind or low vision.
Making Geology Accessible: Free Tactile Image Files
80+ tactile graphic images for geoscience education!
Kids Listen Podcast: Practicing Tech Skills
Here is a fun way to practice the read/pause tech commands and listening comprehension skills!
Desmos Audio Tracing: Introducing Sonified Graphs
Multi-week lesson ideas for introducing a second grade student to audio graphs.
Tactile to Digital Part 5: Addition and Subtraction
Understanding the spatial layout when regrouping and carrying in additional and subtraction problems using a digital game.
Creating Customized Non-Visual Digital College Campus Maps
Strategies for creating the perfect customized university maps for students who are blind or low vision.
Tactile to Digital Part 4: Positions in a Table
Using a tactile overlay to reinforce the table format in the digital Math Melodies game, Absolute Positions.
Tactile to Digital Part 3: Creating a Tactile Overlay On the Go!
Two quick and easy methods to create simple iPad overlays of screens with rows, grids, tables, etc. designed to develop spatial skills.
Tactile to Digital Part 2: Math Melodies
Introducing tactile and digital math skills through a progression of models, tactile graphics, and digital activities using the Add or Delete iOS game.