Archive for August, 2012

Budget Lessons: Online Banking

When working on budgeting lessons with your students, discussion about the accessibility of online-banking options is sure to come up.  Here’s a link with some very helpful information on Financial Technology: http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?Doc…

New Apps for the Visually Impaired

LookTel has released two $9.99 apps that recognizes US currency and identify common objects.  Consumers report that they are easy and highly effective. http://www.looktel.com/products LookTel Money Reader Available now for iPhone (4S, 4, 3GS), iPod …

Kindle Books in Braille

Here’s a link explaining how to convert most Kindle books to html files, enabling students to read them in braille! http://kindleformatting.com/formattin g.php  

Wonderbaby.org

WonderBaby.org is a great website that offers information geared toward parents of early/potential braille readers as well as early literacy in general.  I highly recommend this free e-Newslet- ter for the families you work with. Sign up at http://www…

Social Networking for Families

AFB’s FamilyConnect has launched a new social networking feature called FamilyFriends.  Users can create their own personal profile, upload a photo, share their news through status updates, and become friends with other parents who are registered on…

AVIT Update (March 2011)

AVIT (Alliance of and for Visually Impaired Texans met on February 9, 2011.  Here are a few updates from their meeting: Agency update from DBS (Division for Blind Services): The agency’s total request was $120 million for the biennium.  HB1 and SB1…

Making Photos without Seeing…Blind Photographer Pete Eckert

Article taken from Photojojo.com You’re ready to frame your shot. Lifting your camera to face, you see nothing.  Blinded for just a moment, you’ve left your lens cap on (again!). What a relief it is to see that glorious image through your viewfind…

Accessible YouTube

YourTube-Accessible YouTube This website provides an accessible web interface for the wildly popular YouTube.  Search for audio/video material on YouTube effortlessly using Povidi’s YourTube interface.  Enter search terms, and browse the results wh…

Accessible Online Games

The All Abilities ePlayground is an online space offering fun and games for children of ALL abilities.http://www.allabilitiesplay ground.net.au/index.html  

Keyboard shortcuts

The following is a link to a Complete Guide to Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts from Windows Secrets.  Very useful!  http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/a-complete-guide-to-windows-7-keyboard-shortcuts/  

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