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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

Carrying around cheat sheets definitely helps when you are teaching students K-12th grade. Texas School for the Blind puts out all major math sheets for easy reference.

Just go to: Nemeth Cheat Sheets

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.
REACH HIGH!!

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)

Web Site Resources

Also, if you purchase any product from this site, yourtechvision, you can email: yourtechvision@gmail.com (or click on link and go to contact page) and get a free phone  time with Dr Denise Robinson to get you going on the lesson you purchased

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

Read2Go Highlights

  • 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.

Watch video on read2go and zoom effects:

iPad-Read2go-Read books with audio and zoom effects for Low Vision

The Technology is brilliant, but the magic is in the teaching.” Phyllis Brodsky

       Just like any other learning medium, before using an iPad with your child or student, you

must first know the child’s vision and hearing, their level of foundational information, what

additional supports are needed. Apps should be chosen based on the desired outcome.

Think about what skills you are trying to teach, think about accessibility – can the child

see it, hear it? What additional learning supports need to be in place to make this understandable.

As with all aspects of teaching a child (either at school or in the home) you

must first ask why. What is the purpose of this activity? Is this to assist in communication, for

helping the child in concept development, to use in social interactions, to increase independence,

or to promote more positive behaviors. There are many apps that can be

used in each of these areas. Let’s separate them out!

 Communication: Answers Yes No, First Then Visual Schedule, Proloquo2go, Tap To Talk

Check out this video about Victor’s Voice!  http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/

us/2011/01/17/dnt.ipad.helps.boy.talk.WFMY

 Concept Development: Uzu, Cosmic Top, Pocket Pond, Vocal Zoo, Peekaboo Barn

Social Interactions: Fruit Ninja, 10 Pin Shuffle, 2 Player Xylophone, 1 on 1 Hockey, Align

Four, Tic-tac-toe

 Literacy: Pop Out! The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Bob Books #1, Alphabet World, Letter

Tracer Preschool Letters, Flying Word

 Math: Math Ninja, Math Bingo, Baseball 1 – 6 Facts

 Independence: LookTel Money Reader

 Behavior: That’s How I Feel, iReward,

 Other Uses: Fluidity turns your iPad into a Light box!

          A simple but powerful app, That’s How I Feel, uses brightly colored and easy to understand

illustrations to help children express their feelings. The app is easy to use. Designed

with a traffic light in mind, the app uses three primary colors to express different emotions.

The app contains children’s most powerful feelings. Simple voice recordings convey appropriate

intonation for each feeling on That’s How I Feel.

 For more on iPads go to:

 •  Apps for Children with Special Needs

  Apps for Digital Storytelling

  Babies with iPads

 •  iPad Academy

  iPodsibilities

 Taken from the West Virginia SenseAbilities newsletter, Winter 2012, pg. 8

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