Archive for the ‘accessible instructional materials’ Category

Back to School 2013!

Training Opportunities: Keep up-to-date with the myriad of training provided by TSBVI this year. Also, take note of all of the information that Outreach has added to the Distance Learning page:  http://distance.tsbvi.edu/ . Additionally, the Seminars…

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 …

New Updates from Bookshare

Product Updates—Book Formats for Everyone! Bookshare is continuing to expand the ways you can read Bookshare books by providing new book formats. In addition to the original formats (DAISY Text and Braille Ready Format (BRF)), they introduced two …

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  

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 …

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