Only using the arrow keys, just about anyone can move around and navigate this website. Go to a multitude of different games and have fun by answering questions with yes, just the arrow keys. Try this site out: Hark the Sound
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Learn how to create work on a Mac or Pc and send to your student on their iPad, ipod or iphone using Dropbox (iPad example is given, but same techniques work for other iTools). After the student opens and completes the work, they send it back to the teacher for correction.
For more lessons on Mac/iTools and braille display, go to: Mac/iTools
For more lessons on writing in Word and braille display, go to:Word
AndreasHead wikki has a host of information about the blind tools out there. If you need a manual to read about the tool you are having difficulty with, she most likely has information on it or has links that will lead you to another informational page.
If you raise the bar of expectation for yourself, your children, your students, you will raise to that expectation.
However, if you expect little, do little, you will have little and reach that low bar of expectation too.
People live down or up to one's expectations. If you are a teacher, and we all are, raise the bar, expect a great deal, teach to that level and you will see people do more than they ever expected.
Apple has recently launched a telephone number for accessibility related questions and technical support. The toll-free number is (877) 204-3930.
Representatives are available to assist with iOS inquiries Monday-Friday 6 am to 11 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 6 am to 10 PM central time. For all other products, specialists are available 8 am to 10 PM central time, 7 days a week. This number can also be used to file accessibility bug reports, according to the representative we spoke with.
This list has been on going for years of all the many resources I constantly use with my students and parents. It is in no particular order yet, as it is constantly growing. If you use a particular site that has helped you greatly and is not on this list, please let me know and I will add it for everyone else also. Download your free copy by clicking on link, add to cart and check out and a digital download will be waiting for you in Your Lessons (a link at that top right hand corner of the site)
Read2Go is the most accessible e-book reader app for readers with print disabilities. Directly from within the Read2Go app, Bookshare members can find, download, and read books all on a single Apple device. No need to download books to computers, transfer files, or decompress files! Just download and READ! from the Read2Go website
Browse and search Bookshare’s entire collection
Download and automatically unzip books
Store books on the Read2Go bookshelf
Connect via blue tooth to specific braille displays to read in braille
Read books multi-modally (see and hear words at the same time)
Read in text only or text-to-speech mode with built-in Acapela voices
Control font size, color, background, reading speed and more!
Volume purchase discounts available for schools
This ereader is truly one of the easiest readers to use. Once you type in your basic information and picks your configurations, just type in the title you want and it will instantly download from the bookshare site. Go out and find other periodicals and more with this incredibly easy reader. It will bring the world to your finger tips. Anyone with a reading disability will achieve the ability to see and hear a book and what a great way to back that up with a braille display.