‘Keystroke’ App Teaches Touch-Typing and Gets Blind Students Used to Text-to-Speech Engines

14 Oct
The New Mexico Commission for the Blind has developed a free program, Keystroke, to teach touch-typing to blind and visually-impaired students using their preferred screen reader. The program is available for Windows and Mac OS X, and works with the...
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The Importance of Blind Mentors in Teacher Prep Programs

22 Sep
It is vital that we as teachers of the blind and visually impaired maintain high expectations for our students and understand the true capability of the blind. Meeting and collaborating with competent blind adults who are living the lives they...
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Time is Running Out to Learn the Latest Trends

3 Sep
We invite you to register now for the Third Biennial Louisiana Teacher Training Conference on Blindness and Low Vision, which will be held Sep. 25-26 at the Louisiana Center for the Blind in Ruston. This regionally-focused, professional development conference will...
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International Travel as a Blind Person: Europe and Its Varied Transportation Options

20 Aug
Jennifer Kennedy standing with her long white cane at the gate of Porta San Giovanni in the Aurelian Wall of Rome, Italy.
Jennifer Kennedy, MA, NOMCT is blind and works as a cane travel instructor for the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Utah. She talked with us about her recent trip with her husband, Daniel Ashman, to...
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Determining the Number of Minutes for Cane Travel Instruction Just Got Easier

14 Aug
Large clock framed by a tall building in a big city; courtesy of Phillip Pessar, on Flickr
Today, we are excited to announce that we have been (and will continue) to develop an additional tool for orientation and mobility instructors, who teach blind and low-vision students how to travel independently, safely and confidently using long white canes....
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