Archive for the ‘accessible formats’ Category

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…

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…

RoboBraille Transcription Service

We have mentioned RoboBraille in past newsletters.  There have been some updates to their services.  Please share this info with the transcriber in your district. RoboBraille is a free email and web service capable of converting electronic documents …

Accessible Kindle

Amazon.com is releasing a new version of Kindle for PC that adds accessibility features designed for blind and low vision customers.  If a screen reader is installed on the computer, ALL English-language books in the 750,000 book collection can be rea…

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