Archive for the ‘Expanded Core Curriculum’ Category

Holiday Thoughts…

Happy Holidays!  I do tend to be a bit pensive this time of year. It’s a good time to take stock of what we are doing and what challenges we need to take on. Challenges: We have a new ECC law in Texas. I see evidence that some of you are using t…

November Notes

AFB’s Family Connect website has been updated. Take a look, there are some great resources for parents:  http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsitehome.aspx WAGR SYNDROME:  WAGR syndrome/11p deletion syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome in which th…

October is rolling in…

And along with a hint of fall, the BARD App has arrived from the Library of Congress Talking Book Program! But due to the government shutdown, we will not have access to BARD for a while longer. However, the Texas Talking Book Program will not shut dow…

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…

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 …

STAAR Accommodation Guides and more…

After a year in the making, the STAAR Accommodations Cheat Sheets have been posted to the ESC Region 13 website for FREE access! The STAAR Accommodations Cheat Sheets condense the information from TEA Accommodation documents so that any committee (ARD,…

Tech Updates

From the NFB AT Access blog:  Reviews of new tablets at http://nfb.org/at-blog The new Microsoft Surface RT tablet accesses Narrator, which is improved over Windows 7, but they note “is just not robust enough”. Magnifier is built-in wit…

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