Visual Impairment and Blindness

What does a school district need to know about the needs of students who are blind or visually impaired?

Simple techniques and shortcuts to easily access web content with common browsers and a screen reader.
In spite of vast technological innovation, a significant portion of the BVI populations’ technology use lags significantly behind the general population
VoiceOver may be enabled on your iOS device, yet it may be stuck with its volume off.

Ellen Mazel discusses UMass Boston's Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) courses

A review of 5 of the most common screen readers for persons who may know little about screenreaders but need some insights.
A brief examination of research that explores the relationship between self-determination and computer aided instruction (CAI).
Where does the national shortage of TVIs and schools merge brilliantly? The answer is quite simply, Career Day!
Experiences and suggestions for teaching keyboarding to Pre-K and early elementary BVI students in a group class (computer lab)setting.
UEB Online’s new Braille mathematics program introduces students to Braille mathematical symbols and expressions.

 No coding experience necessary!  Participants will learn about at least three unplugged coding activities.
April 2, and 3, 2020

3 Day Blended Workshop  focuses on CVI: causes, assessment and strategies 

Dates: April 7, 8, and 15, 2020

 

A brief examination of a couple of websites that offer accessible, online text only games.
Once you have opened up a program, you will want to know how to navigate around its menu bars.
In order to use a screen reader like JAWS, you need to know the basics to navigation.
The Freedom Scientific Ruby 7 HD has a great combination of features that are ideal for students who have low vision.
A brief examination of the cost of Microsoft Office and alternatives for a VI student.
Use the Page Width Microsoft Word zoom setting to improve your visual access to documents without having to change the font size!
Converting a semi accessible .pdf textbook quiz into a completely accessible quiz in MS Word.
Remote Desktop Computer Lab Management Software can help create a more enjoyable learning experience for teachers and students

An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children. Extensive knowledge of CVI is a prerequisite.

Use the "What's the Complexity" Framework to design a visually accessible school day for for children with CVI.

The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.

The BrailleNote Touch Plus was recently announced by Humanware
A VI advisory on an MIT sponsored site that teaches Calculus
Blind individuals can achieve quality access to high-level mathematics using LaTex code.
Some ruminations on edtech in general and the beginning of an idea to create an electronic audio jigsaw puzzle for creating an audio math game

Monika Jones, of the Brain Recovery Project, shares information presented at the 2018 AER International Conference.

There are 2 sessions included in this training module that examines assessment of and intervention for students with behavioral challenges.

This online course provides theoretical and practical information for teaching social communication skills to students with visual impairment and autism.

This course will provide content related to students who have cortical visual impairment (CVI) and who are considered to be in Phase III CVI.

An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children. Extensive knowledge of CVI is a prerequisite.

Use this amazing BETA feature from Desmos online calculator to create beautiful embosser ready graphs. All you need to do is input your equation!
A solution to the problem of Excel spreadsheets not reading column and row headings for particular cells for the visually impaired
Using HTML numeric representations of numbers, the visually impaired can see colors on web pages.

Monika Jones, of the Brain Recovery Project, shares information presented at the 2018 AER International Conference.

During this 1 1/2 hour webinar, Karen Barrows will discuss working with children who have CVI

Here are two tips for making iOS voiceover work a little better for you if you pair your device with a braille display or a keyboard.
WebbIE is a free text-only web browser for the visually impaired. WebbIE browses web pages, searches the web, allows for filling in forms, ecommerce, etc.

Support students’ pathways to success through this facilitated approach that empowers the student to lead the team

He was looking at lights. He was looking at me for short periods of time. He hated baby toys. We tried to pretend everything was normal.

An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children. Extensive knowledge of CVI is a prerequisite.

Learn to use the What's the Complexity Framework to guide the educational team in designing a visually accessible school day

An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children.

Hands-on practice to increase your reliability in assessing children with CVI.

WORKSHOP CANCELLED. How to successfully introduce iOS technology and to teach tech skills to toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students with VIB.

This workshop will focus how to successfully introduce iOS technology and teach tech skills to toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students with VIB.

In this tutorial, learn how to distinguish between concrete and abstract thinking and design learning activities that develop abstract thinking.

This post will show you how to change the size of desktop icons on Windows computers

This tutorial has 6 sessions that demonstrate theories and best practices for teaching students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.

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