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A tech savvy high school student with a vision impairment is leading the way!
Ten free technology accommodations for low vision students on Windows computers.
How to identify problems with inaccessible documents and fix them with ease.

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.

These accessible books have predictable text and image descriptions - perfect for emerging readers!
This is an accompaniment to my previous post on creating Halloween games in PowerPoint, a general description of creating presentations using keyboard shortcuts.
A short description of the process used to create a simple Halloween game in PowerPoint, the audio features make this process and product accessible and enjoyable for students.

Cortical Visual Impairment... a whole new paradigm.

Adapting and customizing Kindergarten Reading Street program using Visiobook Orbit 20 paired with an iPad.
Trick or Treat! Ten DIY inexpensive Halloween costumes for blindness cane users that incorporate the cane.
Looking for a way to help motivate students to use great cane skills?
Using assistive technology with Respondus LockDown browser for taking tests in college.
This second installment on the Orbit Reader 20 will focus primarily on the file structure.

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

Follow Aedan's journey as he learns to use an iPad with VoiceOver.
Learn how math and game development go hand-in-hand.
A guide on how to use twitter for users with blindness and low vision
Great app to help develop visual skills for students with CVI and/or complex special needs!
Perfect for students with CVI or students who have complex needs!
Learn more about ten artists from history that had suspected or confirmed vision impairment, and how their eyesight influenced their work.
Here is a fun activity that also teaches magnification and zoom skills!
Increase functional vision and visual motor skills with this fun app for young children!

"O&M Programs" is made up of 3 modules, each containing video segments, readings, lectures, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.

Discussion and demonstration of over 75 different assistive technology solutions
Therese Willkomm, Ph.D
March 20, 2020

The Orbit Reader 20 is in demand and available from APH using Federal Quota.
Learn more about Chromebook accessibility!
Status bar layout change and VoiceOver Pop features

We met with Ellen Mazel and she just said that everything's going to get better. Can you believe it?

This module addresses how students with visual and multiple disabilities communicate, why they communicate, and what they communicate

Perkins eLearning has developed a course specifically to practice scoring in The CVI Range.

The 06 Smart bluetooth Remote is a great addition to an iPad using VoiceOver.
The final article in the Juliet 120 series will continue our focus on settings on the unit.
With little notice to me, school administrators decided to offer Web Design as a course at our Visually Impaired School. A brief narrative of survival:

The CVI Umbrella: A Community of Ideas

Information about uploading and downloading documents from Google Docs or Google Drive.
Copy and paste using the terminal clipboard on the BrailleSense Polaris.
A quick way to use Text to Speech when reading on the iPad.

This presentation analyzes the different types of glare, and strategies for formally assessing each.

Create customized digital counting activities in the Pages app!

Scoring The CVI Range correctly provides the foundation for service to students with CVI.

A beginner's guide to using VoiceOver, no prior technology skills or sight required.

Creating quality IEPs will foster visual improvements and recognition of materials and learning sequences.

February 25, 2020

This is Part 3 in a series on the Juliet 120 embosser from Enling Technologies. Part 3 2ill continue our focus on settings on the unit.
Learn about accessible digital graphing with the Braille Note Touch!
O&M lesson ideas to prepare for traveling with a dog.
The Accelerator makes digital charts and graphs accessible! Learn more about accessibility options here.
The Accelerator makes digital charts and graphs accessible! Step-by-step instruction to using the Accelerator.