Archive for the ‘accessibility’ Category

5 Points on Accessibility Features in STAAR

1. Accessibility Features May be Provided to any Student Based on Their Need Did you know that accessibility features may be provided to any student based on their need? A good rule of thumb is that if a student in your class regularly and successfully uses these procedures or materials during instruction, they should have […]

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Catching April…

All Things Tech: Bookshare Representative: Matt Sauthoff is now the Outreach Coordinator for ESC Regions 6, 7, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. Matt has been part of the Bookshare project since its inception in April 2011 and enjoys demonstrating the ways that t…

February Musings…

Don’t forget Black History Month! The Described and Captioned Media Program has a link to “Blindness and Black History” as well as material on their site . Sign up for their free newsletter with all the details: info@dcmp.org VIP So…

New Year News

  ZoomReader  The new ZoomReader app from Ai Squared is now available for purchase for the iPad. New iOS App for NEWSLINE® In addition to accessing the news from your computer NEWSLINE has launched “NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile,” a free iOS app ava…

December Drum-roll…

Well, it seems hectic everywhere…now, a few items of interest: UNC students who worked on “Hark the Sound” games for young students www.harkthesound.org now have released: http://www.ifreeware.net/download-spellgate.html a spelling …

Access 2 Science: STEM

Four scientists who are blind recently collaborated to launch  Access2science.com, a site to promote involvement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) areas by people with disabilities.  It is full of great resources you can share with…

The Khan Academy

The Khan Academy (http://www.khanacademy.org) offers a variety of FREE on-line tutorials on everything from math to science, finance to history and even some brain teasers for fun.  All the tutorials are short and easy to follow.  The website is acce…

Have You Heard of Blio?

Excerpt taken from March 2011 issue of the Braille Monitor.  Written by Marc Maurer (full article can be accessed at http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm11/bm1103/bm110308.htm According to the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and…

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  

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…

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