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Literacy and Braille
Registration is now open for Spring 2019 Sign Language Classes!
Classes are taught in Signed English and meet one session per week.
Using tactile representations to explain iPad concepts to a first grade blind student.
Tips on how to encourage a first grade braille student to be responsible for and independent with her technology.
Learn about Bookshare's online library of accessible ebooks in Braille and digital formats and visit the Braille Central support portal.
Are you curious what techniques the blind use to read? We cover two techniques, Braille and audio. If curious in learning more, please keep reading.
Is "listening" truly a type of reading? Explore this hot topic!
Bookshare Adds New Updates to Go Read - A Free, Open Source Ebook Reader App
Blindfold Spin and Solve is a "Wheel of Fortune" type iOS game that reinforces learning braille contractions.
Bookshare is now offering an accessibility feature that helps readers maintain focus and improve visual tracking ability.
This tutorial describes the tools and resources to help teams make appropriate decisions about accessible educational materials (AEM) and reading tools.
This webinar describes tools and resources that can help teams make appropriate decisions about Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and reading tools.
Audio Supported Reading can meet the challenges of students with print-related disabilities when used as an instructional strategy.
Webinar describes how Audio Supported Reading can meet the challenges of students with print-related disabilities when used as an instructional strategy.
Learn different strategies and tools that can be used to create and modify literacy materials for early readers in this accessible literacy course.
Tips on using interactive stories on an iPad to teach children who are blind or visually impaired to use VoiceOver and Refreshable Braille Displays
Introducing chord commands to Layla, a preschooler using an iPad paired with a refreshable braille display.
A TVI shares her experiences on starting a four year old on an iPad with a refreshable braille display.
In this webcast, Kim Charlson and Joanne Becker discuss the roll out of the Unified English Braille (UEB) and the challenges in making this transition.
Guidelines for finding the right text for students who are visually impaired with varying ability levels.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to effectively and creatively adapt classroom materials while enhancing a Braille-rich environment for your students.
These hands-on accessible science activities are designed for students who are blind or visually impaired with multiple disabilities to learn about snow.
Sharon Stelzer demonstrates a full-day calendar system that she developed for a 14 year old student.
This webinar explores experience and concept books, as well as story and conversation boxes.
Ira Padhye discusses the transition from whole to partial objects as well as the construction of the calendar system.
The tutorial explores listening as a learning strategy for students with print disabilities, including sensory, cognitive, and physical impairment.
This webinar will cover the concept of "Listening" in an educational context, specifically in the development of literacy skills.
Marguerite describes the benefits of schedule systems as developing literacy skills, concepts, memory, and expressive and receptive communication.
In this video, Hilary demonstrates a portable calendar system that she developed for one of her teenage students.
This short video provides a brief overview of the use of a multi-step object system for students who are ready to move on from a single object system.
Megan demonstrates how she adapted the book "What's for Lunch" using prompts, a student-activated switch,simple visual and tactile representations of food.
In this video, Ira Padhye presents an experience book that she made for her students about going to the supermarket.
In this teachable moment, Kate Fraser talks about the importance of arrows in science.
Christa Hulburt demonstrates an adapted book, The Shape Surprise that she made for a preschool student and describes the skills she is teaching.
Given three reading samples, blind and visually impaired students will be able to successfully determine the theme of each story.
In this video, Megan presents the book, The Tiny Seed, that she created for her student who has CVI.
In this video Ira demonstrates a tactile book she has created for her students on the topic of brushing teeth.
This self-paced is made up of 6 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Learn how to adapt books for students with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) and other disabilities.
This video demonstrates how the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" book design is meant to develop skills related to visual attention and visual tracking.
This self-paced tutorial discusses how to modify the environment and materials for more effective access to literacy and communication for students.
This video demonstrates the use of an adapted book. It is an experience-style book that is based on a Christmas Party at school.
Students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities often require Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies.
This tutorial looks at positioning to increase access to technology for multiple disabilities students during classroom activities.
Bookshare in Depth is made up of 5 sessions, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Webinar presentation on dual media assessment and strategies for students who use both print and braille.
Deirdre Leech talks about the challenges that parents and teachers of students with multiple disabilities and deafblindness face with regard to literacy.
A webinar presentation on literacy adaptations, accommodations, and strategies used in classrooms for children who are deafblind.
This webinar explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
This tutorial explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
This tutorial discusses a variety of techniques and strategies that parents and teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students with CVI.