The Windows Desktop with an open explorer window depicted using Legos.
Posted by Amy Mason | 04/05/2018 | Education
“This is hard! I don’t understand why I have to go left and right and up and down. My notetaker is so much easier.” I encountered several statements like this the summer I worked as a tech instructor for an independence summer program for blind high school students. Read more Teaching Technology with Tactile Toys...
Rachel Olivero draws on a Sensational Blackboard
Posted by Rachel Olivero | 03/13/2018 | Access Technology, Education, Stories
The first time I attended college in 2001, a time I lovingly refer to as College 1.0, I was studying computer science. This required a decent level of mathematics, and the ability to gather information from, and create, certain technical diagrams. Read more Sensational Diagramming...
Lots of colorful crayons in a basket with a blue background.
Posted by Karen Anderson | 03/06/2018 | Education, Parenting
My mom, who was also blind, had been a teacher before I was born. She understood child development and was determined that I would participate in the same activities my sighted peers were doing, even if that meant I did them slightly differently.  Read more Coloring Inside the “Tactile” Lines...
Steve uses a Braille display at NFB Youth Slam.
Posted by Bre Brown | 01/05/2018 | Education, General
I am fond of a blog post entitled Braille Is Not Dead (So Stop Trying to Kill It). The author articulately and systematically discusses the reasons why Braille remains critically important now and into the future Read more Leveraging Technology to Achieve Greater Braille Literacy...
Gary Wunder addresses a group at the World Blind Union event in Orlando, Florida, in 2016.
Posted by Gary Wunder | 01/04/2018 | Education, General, Stories
As a child words meant everything to me. I loved to hear people talk and tell stories. One of the things I liked the best was when people read, but exactly what they were doing both perplexed and amazed me. Read more Braille Opens Doors Previously Closed...
Nicholas doing yard work.
Posted by Alison Tarver | 01/03/2018 | Education, Parenting
My son Nicholas was born into this world with a bit of difficulty to say the least. The hows and whys are not as important as the journey that Nicholas and my family have been on since April 2006. Read more Braille Literacy: Success for Everyone...

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