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Speaking of Smart Speakers

On Wednesday 1 PM Eastern AER Aging Division will be hosting a Water Cooler Discussion on Smart Speakers and the training opportunities they present to Vision Rehabilitation Professionals and their clients with vision loss. Here are some resources to accompany … Continue reading

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Day 31: 31 Days of Braille

Yee Hah!! This completes 31 Days of Braille! Here are all the posts for the month in one convenient place! I appreciated the contact from other folks relating to braille, and hope that by talking about it more, sharing ideas … Continue reading

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Day 26: 31 Days of Braille

Braille is Everywhere Thanks, in large part, to companies like Apple, who made a serious commitment to accessibility years ago as they developed the iOS products, braille is everywhere! Dig into the accessibility features on your iPhone, Android phone or … Continue reading

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Day 25: 31 Days of Braille

Braille With the iPad Wheneve I hear someone talk about braille being less relevant today, or that new technology will be the demise of braille, I think about how well many braille displays work with an iPad or iPhone, Android … Continue reading

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Day 24: 31 Days of Braille

Braille Music Notation Musical notation is rendered in braille code, in the same manner that it is rendered in print, for musicians who access it visually. Braille musical notation can be printed on paper, or read on an electronic refreshable … Continue reading

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Day 23: 31 Days of Braille

How to Learn Braille If you have a school age child, braille can be taught in school with a Teacher for the Visually Impaired (TVI) coordinated through the school. As an adult learner you may have several options. One of … Continue reading

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Day 22: 31 Days of Braille

NBP “Touch of Genius” Competition The National Braille Pres (NBP) Touch of Genius Prize has been extended this year to January 31, 2018. Each year $20,000 dollars is awarded for a braille or tactile-related innovation. The competition is not limited … Continue reading

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Day 21: 31 Days of Braille

Braille: Improving Career Options Kenra Farrow, Research and Training Associate at The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision, sent the following link and reported this was one of her favorite articles on learning braille at a later … Continue reading

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Day 20: 31 Days of Braille

Learning Braille Later Neva Fairchild, National Independent Living Associate for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), documents her journey with braille, which started later in life. As a student with low vision, it is clear, in retrospect to see … Continue reading

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Day 19: 31 Days of Braille

To Braille or Not? Didn’t We Cover This Already? Lunch with friends and a discussion about braille in their lives… MS, just on the other side of 60, who likes his Thai food spicy, learned braille in public school during … Continue reading

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