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Documentaries and Documentary Series Now Available for Free on Netflix’s U.S. YouTube Channel

Netflix has offered free access to high-quality documentaries to teachers for years. Now that schools are closed, Netflix has opened access to all. Most of these videos have educational resources prepared for them, from short educational guides to full website. Links to these educational resources are embedded in the bracketed text following the title. Regarding… Continue reading Documentaries and Documentary Series Now Available for Free on Netflix’s U.S. YouTube Channel

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Sign Up for Bookshare—BEAR Can Help

Bookshare is a service that provides accessible books to qualifying individuals (with one or more of the following conditions: Visual impairment, including blindness, Learning disability that affects reading, Other physical disability). In order to get Bookshare, an individual must be certified as having a qualifying disability. Bookshare is free for K-12, post-secondary, and a rehabilitation… Continue reading Sign Up for Bookshare—BEAR Can Help

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Free Sources of Accessible Online Lessons and Lesson Ideas

BEAR Blog: http://www.bearadvocacy.com/ BEAR YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGNmE6rIbNylg1qIN4FUsXw Distance Education Resources from the National Federation of the Blind (NFB): https://www.nfb.org/resources/distance-education-resources Virtual ExCEL Academy: https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/resources/virtual-learning-academy National Homework Hotline for Blind/Visually Impaired Students (NHH-BVI): https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/resources/national-homework-hotline-blindvisually-impaired-students-nhh-bvi?fbclid=IwAR1_inqhXwdi4zXe0MfVwyFDCbxze7Gn7bt5oGlopkpI_9jLaCvsDbPPOAU

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Free, Accessible Technology Tools

Accessible software Screen reader, Screen Magnifer, OR Combination Software Freedom Scientific is providing all users in the United States and Canada access to a special home license during the COVID-19 crisis free of charge. The license will work uninterrupted until June 30, 2020. This special Home Annual license works for ZoomText, JAWS, or Fusion on… Continue reading Free, Accessible Technology Tools

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Free Braille Books

Braille Reading Pals program (for blind/low vision children from birth through seven years old), part of the Early Childhood Initiative program offered by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/early-childhood-initiatives/early-childhood-application Free Braille Books Program from the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults (AAF) https://actionfund.org/free-braille-books Temple Beth El Braille Braille Bindery—Individuals may choose… Continue reading Free Braille Books

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Braille Reference Resources (Literary, Math/Science, Music, Spanish)

Literary Braille Chart of the English Braille alphabet  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kix6rriia44ejig/AAB7jQ7UIfb8pK_TvCv4Z9qoa?dl=0 Chart of all contractions used in literary Unified English Braille (UEB) https://www.dropbox.com/s/02ryuqzupokx00h/UEB%20Contraction%20Chart%20from%20Duxbury.pdf?dl=0 Full Code Book for Unified English Braille (UEB) https://www.dropbox.com/s/p1vnh8qe243p13y/rulesofunifiedenglishbraillepdf.pdf?dl=0 Nemeth Code (Math and Science Braille) Basic Nemeth Code “cheat sheet” https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kix6rriia44ejig/AAB7jQ7UIfb8pK_TvCv4Z9qoa?dl=0 Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired page about Nemeth Code for… Continue reading Braille Reference Resources (Literary, Math/Science, Music, Spanish)

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Free Canes and Cane Travel Resources

Free Long White Canes Long white canes provided through a program of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Action Fund (AAF) https://freecane.nfb.org// For blind/low vision children from birth through seven years old, the free Early Explorers, part of the Early Childhood Initiative program offered by the National Federation of the Blind… Continue reading Free Canes and Cane Travel Resources