Prepare your students now for the PARCC testing. You can download a .brf and begin with your fingers along the practice tests….just make sure you open in nemeth for the math section in duxbury
In case any of you have Russian-speaking friends interested in this
subject: Dr. Denise Robinson of TechVision has been interviewed on Radio
VOS, the Internet radio station of the All-Russia Association of the
Blind. On the show, Dr. Robinson discusses the importance and the
techniques of introducing young kids to computers and other IT devices.
Of course, the interview has been dubbed into Russian; but you can still
hear the English in the background.
Here is the direct link to this episode:
If you are blind or cannot read or need help remembering when to take your medications, here are a few options to help
1. The ScripTalk by Envision America-(click on link to open) is free to any person who signs up to use a participating pharmacy. It is a loan, so if you change pharmacies you need to return the device. Participating pharmacies include CVS mail order, some individual pharmacies, and some Wal Mart Pharmacies. You can see the participating pharmacies on the Envision Website or if you go to your local Wal Mart and request they get one, they have been very receptive according to Envision America.
2. Walgreens offers talking prescription labels, they use a different system. The recordable label also has an alarm to remind patients of the time to take their medications. Even if you do not use Walgreens pharmacy they are selling the recording devices with alarms for $10 each.
UEB Online is a training program for sighted people to learn Unified English Braille (UEB). Unified English Braille has been adopted by many countries and replaces standard english braille. This program is the first online UEB training tool. The program is suitable for classroom and specialist teachers, parents, teacher aides and other professionals supporting children and adults with vision impairment.
This program has been created by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s Renwick Centre. We acknowledge the support and permission from the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities and Australian Braille Authority for the adaptation of content from the Unified English Braille: Australian Training Manual, 2013 (edited by Howse, J., Riessen, K., & Holloway, L.).
I am presently taking this online class. I like to get the jump on knowledge so I can teach my students along the way to keep updated with braille in general. This class is excellent, self paced…on either a Mac or PC…learning the new Braille code. I highly recommend this great and easy way to learn. When you finish, get the certification you need….and it is free!
The National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)’sEffective Practices for Description of Science Content within DigitalTalking books at: http://ncam.wgbh.org/
The “Accessible image sample book” (DIAGRAM PROJECT) at:
Tthe UKAAF (UK Association for Accessible Formats ) Guidance at:
Other examples of equivalent text descriptions (Accessed) at:
Virtual Learning academy has flash pages but all flash images are backed up with text version only pages. I was very impressed as I went through the steps to complete lessons. This is an online school that will help children learn at their own pace.
For more information, go to: http://vlacs.org/http://vlacs.org/
The Audio Description Project
An Initiative of the American Council of the Blind
The following table is an alphabetical listing of movie titles which have been released commercially on DVDs and/or Blu-ray discs with audio description tracks, followed by the year in which they were released (on disc, not necessarily the year the movie itself was released). The word "The" has been left in place alphabetically; so if you can't find your video, you may wish to look under "T."
For complete list, Go to the Audio Description Project
When you click on the wanted item, it will auto load you to Amazon to pay for it and then download
Incredible Instamorph solves those Geometry problems with making instant shapes….of any kind. Think big and do just about anything you need. Youtube video at : Instamorph
The incredible changes on how we raise our children today will be challenged by this article. The author a past teacher, into head teacher for a school presents thoughts of independence or lack of independence of our children today.