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What’s Available in Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments

This is an exciting time in an exciting field. As technology advances, so does the ability for students with visual impairments to access academia and everyday life. The table below outlines many of the hardware and software available to students with visual impairments. If you know of any products that we have failed to include, please send an email to Adrian Amandi at aamandi@csb-cde.ca.gov, with a short description of the product and why we should include it.


What’s Available in Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments – MS Word Document (last updated in March 2011 – still a great jumping off point)

Expanding What’s Available – Student project June 2012

Potentially useful technologies for little ones – Updated March 2014

Braille Transcription

Calendar

Cell Phones

Electronic Book Access

Embossers

E-mail

Games

Google

  • www.google.com/ie
  • labs.google.com/accessible
  • www.google.com
  • www.blackle.com (a Google powered search engine, white and light grey text on black background)

Math Access

Media and Movies

Newspaper Access

Note-takers / Braille Writers

Optical Character Recognition for Students

Optical Character Recognition for Staff

Screen Magnifiers

Screen Readers

Touch Tablets

Typing Tutors

Websites, Blogs, and Newsletters

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