Refreshable Braille Display

Description Refreshable Braille Displays are electronic devices that are used to read text tactually that is typically displayed visually on a computer monitor or mobile device/tablet. The device is connected to the computer or device by a serial cable, USB cable or via blue tooth and produces Braille output on the Braille display (small plastic […]

Braille Embosser

Description A Braille Embosser is a hardware device for “printing” a hard copy of a text document in Braille. A Braille translation software program is required to translate the electronic text from the computer into Braille. Most Braille embossers come with the following features: Transcribe print text into embossed Braille output Speech feedback as you […]

How the integrated accessibility standard applies to education content

Customer Service As the first AODA standard to become law in 2010, the Customer Service Standard has provided a framework for educational institutions to establishing policies, practices, and procedures for the delivery of goods and services to people with disabilities. These standards address the following: Ways to communicate with persons with disabilities, including those who […]

How the Information and Communication Standard applies to educational content

The Information and Communication Standard focuses on ensuring persons with disabilities have access to information. When applied to education, this standard focuses on ensuring that all information and communication related to teaching and learning is accessible. The definition of information and communication is broad and can include posters, handouts, worksheets, brochures, feedback forms, videos, telephone […]

Daisy

What is DAISY? Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) refers to a globally recognized technical standard for producing accessible and navigable multimedia documents. The standard was originally developed to benefit people who are unable to read print due to a disability, but it also has broad applications to improving access of information for everyone. The DAISY […]

Auditory Perceptual Skills

Auditory perceptual skills are important for all children. They are essential for blind children. There is a difference between auditory discrimination skills and auditory perceptual skills. In auditory discrimination all that is required is an ability to recognize that two words are the same or different. Auditory perception goes farther because it requires the ability […]

Grade One Braille: An alternative for some Blind People

For some blind people, Grade Two Braille has opened doors to better education, literature and employment. For others, Grade Two Braille has closed those doors. However, Grade One Braille can keep the doors open for many more people. It is evident to insightful teachers of braille that the complexities of Grade Two constitute an additional […]

Alternative mouse systems

Using a mouse requires a certain type of manual dexterity, therefore, alternative pointing devices are important for inclusion. Alternatives include trackballs, joysticks, trackpads, switches, and transmitter or reflective dots. A Trackball is a stationary device that holds a ball that you can freely maneuver in any direction. It separates the movement of the pointer from […]