Education Resources

Spreadsheets to Track Important Information

As an itinerant teacher, I remember the importance of tracking EVERYTHING. I tracked mileage. I tracked time spent providing direct instruction to students, time providing support to school personnel, and student absences. My accessible materials specialist tracked the dates on which she received materials from teachers, the time she spent making materials accessible, and the… Continue reading Spreadsheets to Track Important Information

COVID-19

One Parent’s Reflections: Online Instruction At Home Before COVID-19

Almost three years ago, my family made a major change in our blind child’s schooling. I  prepared to leave full-time employment, and we prepared to switch from a brick-and-mortar school to an online charter school—with an IEP (individualized education program) for a blind, dyslexic student with speech and other needs. In the past few weeks,… Continue reading One Parent’s Reflections: Online Instruction At Home Before COVID-19

Free Resources

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

Free Resources

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)