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 […]

Suggestions for Letter “P”

1(a). Introductory Activities pop popcorn paste popcorn and peanuts and peanut shells to make a picture on paper pin p words on potato taste peach, pear, potato, plum, pepper, pickle paint pictures on paper wear perfume write poem place pegs in pegboard put parcel in pocket in pants 1(b). Gym Activities postman game parachute up […]

Suggestions for Letter “M”

1(a). Introductory Activities turn mix master on to medium light matches drop money use magnets – build with magnet shapes make muffins with margarine and molasses menu of other foods: maple syrup meat milk mustard miniature marshmallows make milk shakes with mixer cook macaroni make macaroni necklaces & bracelets make macaroni pictures (collages) wear mittens […]

Suggestions For Letter “B”

1(a). Introductory Activities blow balloons till they burst, bust, bang, break beat batter make bee bean bags wear beard, belt, boots, bib bake buns, biscuits, beans have backwards day bite bologna, bananas, butter, beets, bacon build with boxes 1(b). Gym Activities bounce balls go before or behind in line of boys climb in big box, […]

Braille Phonics Program

Suggested order of consonants in a braille phonics program b m p l f n c k d r v g h s j t y x q w z Items considered for list order: a) ease of braille tactual legibility b) ease of braille writing c) number of common words beginning with letter d) […]

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 […]