Literacy and Braille

This module addresses how students with visual and multiple disabilities communicate, why they communicate, and what they communicate
The final article in the Juliet 120 series will continue our focus on settings on the unit.
Using Pictello, an iPad, the P.I.A.F. and braille to create an O&M book for a 2 year old child who is totally blind child.
An iBook created by a student to share with her teacher and class about the technology she uses to access her the regular ed. curriculum.
How a seemingly small gesture opened my mind to how I needed to learn and changed my experience of learning and learning media.
The second article in this series will focus on Creating Tactile Graphics with Firebird Software.
BrailleSense Polaris Series #1: Learn strategies for teaching students Word processing on the BrailleSense Polaris.
This is part 1 in a series on the Juliet 120 embosser from Enabling Technologies. Part 1 will focus on the direct translation that is embedded into the unit.
This students uses all her 'tools in the toolbox' to complete her assignment!
Use your favorite songs to teach braille contractions and tech skills!
Help peers learn about a long cane used by students with visual impairments through this free children's book!
How students with vision impairments can benefit from Tumblebooks, a free digital picture book service in schools and libraries.
This tutorial has 6 sessions that demonstrate theories and best practices for teaching students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
New Hampshire: 1 day workshop - October 26. The workshop will emphasize the foundation principles used to facilitate literacy skills in children with CVI.
The iOS version of the BARD mobile app recently underwent some changes. curious what they are? Then read on!
Word enables users to customize text for even more accessibility!
Bookshare offers special summer reading lists for hours of enjoyment.
You may need to check this setting if you're having issues pairing a braille display to a computer over bluetooth.
Download this free, accessible beach experience book!
Tough Boris is a mean, greedy old pirate - tough as nails, through and through. Or is he? You will love this richly adapted version of the book!
Brian Charlson demonstrates a variety of devices that provide the capability of accessing books via speech, large print, or braille.
In this webcast, Lucia Hasty discusses the importance of early literacy, language and concept development for children who are blind.
In this webcast, Lucia Hasty discusses spatial relationship and graphic literacy and strategies for teaching students to read tactile graphics.
In this webcast, Linda Hagood addresses the importance and challenges in teaching writing skills to students who are blind and deafblind.
Activities for teaching braille and other concepts through songs and videos.
Are you looking for an accessible spelling game?
Five tools that eliminate distractions and let readers focus on content. Can be used in the classroom or with assistive technology.
How does the web based version of Book Creator work with Chrome Books?
Using pictures - with alt text descriptions - to learn about information that is not spelled out.
Check out these creative ideas for using audio labels with students!
Check out Feelif Creator's accessible educational games!
Here is a popular new reading tool!
What's in the Bag, Crime Scene, Garbage Mystery, Shoe Pair and other 'detective' activities!
Why you should attend therapy dog reading programs, from a former participant and handler.
BrailleBlox is available now!
Here are ideas for accessible digital books appropriate for preschoolers/emerging readers.
Pick 1, 2, or 3 Days. Day 1: CVI Assessment and Programming Tools Day 2: Consideration of CVI and Impact on O&M Day 3: Path to Literacy: CVI Prerequisites
There are 4 sessions included in this training module on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
This tutorial will explore techniques and strategies that will enhance classroom materials for children who read Braille, and children with CVI.
One day FREE, hands-on workshop in New Hampshire, focuses on teaching educators to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.
Does your student have the tech skills required for editing documents, finding misspelled words and correcting punctuation errors?
Bookshare, an accessible on-line library for users who are visually impaired and/or print disabled, needs our support!
Want to know the VoiceOver commands used when creating a Word document on a Mac computer running VoiceOver? Watch as this tech savvy student's video!
Looking for a checklist of skills and IEP goals for Read2Go, the Bookshare digital library app?
Tips to prepare students with visual impairment to correctly interpret tables and tactile graphics in science class beginning in early grades.
There are 5 sessions included in this training module on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
Differentiating for English Learners workshop is DESE approved and will meet the SEI/ESL requirements for Teachers of the Visually Impaired.
Personal reflections on the value of braille in the workplace and independence