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Here is a fun orientation lesson for October!
Download this accessible pumpkin story for your emerging/early reader!
Use this fun app to introduce digital tables to young students!
Screen sharing is not always an option. Try using an external camera to view the front of the room and board!

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

Here is a fun acorn lesson plan - perfect to do before Back-to-School Night!
What can TVIs learn from this survey?
In the final post of the note-taking series, demonstrations of scanning and note-taking applications for the Android environment are provided.
An awesome volunteer opportunity, learn how to describe YouTube videos for the blind with YouDescribe.
Encouraging a student to independently learn more and explore her tech!
Quest, an application for creating text game adventures
A review of 5 of the most common screen readers for persons who may know little about screenreaders but need some insights.
Accessible version of the Little Puppy is Lost book.
Expanding your O&M lessons with this fun activity for non-traditional O&M students.
Quick and easy self-calculating data sheets
The Control F find shortcut in Word is a useful way for JAWS users to navigate long word documents, especially if they use a refreshable braille display.
How I use the Brainfuse app with low vision to help me with my physics homework. A free resource from my local library!
Fun activities that apply coding and engineering concepts using simple robots, part 2.
Fun activities to apply coding and engineering concepts using simple robots.

Build an educational action plan personalized for your child with CVI

How and why I request certain paper sizes for different document types, and my preferred types of paper as a student with low vision.
Picture in a Flash uses special paper & heat to create raised line drawings. This article outlines the basics of the process and operation of the machine.
Challenge your students with this fun activity only requires plastic cups, a couple of command cards and brain power!
3D printed resources for teachers of students with visual impairments!
In previous posts, we've looked at a variety of Braille Displays. In the final installment, we are going to highlight the Braille XL from HIMS.
The free and easy way to use Google Meet to Screen Share
Step-by-step instructions for a science lab to dissect a cow eye
In this post I describe and present video demonstrations of the use of various types of styluses with the Noteshelf 2 and PDF Expert apps for the iPad.
Can you believe everything you read online? Teach your students how to protect themselves!

Phase II to Phase III CVI
 Christine Roman-Lantzy, Ph.D.
May 7&8, 2020

Solve these fun and accessible digital crossword puzzles!
Using To-Do with a screen reader.
How I talk to my college suite mates about my vision loss, disability, and chronic illness.
Having problems? Check out these tips!
Is your class using Google Classrooms?
This is part two of the Screen Reader for Low Vision Students series.
A tutorial on effective file management using the "Save As" command; a step by step process is presented.
A brief examination of research that explores the relationship between self-determination and computer aided instruction (CAI).
You've probably known for a while that you could make your own Alexa skills, but did you know how easy it can be?
Consider introducing your potential or emerging braille reader to a refreshable Braille Display!
ten things to know about going to college with a blindness cane and learning to use a cane in college.
Try these tried and true tips when learning VoiceOver gestures or when teaching students/adults 3-finger gestures.

This workshop focuses on recommended practices in early intervention and early childhood special education

Oct. 19, 2019

Learning to step back and allow students to be as independent as possible is a crucial step in helping them to develop independence.
My student is low vision, why should he/she be introduced to a screen reader?
Tips for TVIs and science teachers to set up an accessible science classroom for students who are blind or who have low vision
This is the third tutorial in a series on learning to play the piano.
When is too much magnification detrimental? Is there an alternative?