All Access Lifer Profile: Abby Walz

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10-year-old visually impaired YouTuber and fellow All Access Lifer Abby Walz is breaking down blind tech!


Check out her exclusive CBC interview and subscribe to her Youtube channel below!


https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/post/profile-10-year-old-visually-impaired-youtuber-is-breaking-down-blind-tech

SPECIALIZING IN LOW VISION & BLINDNESS PRODUCTS

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The Carroll Store, located on the Carroll Center campus, specializes in providing low vision products, adaptive devices, and technology for the blind and visually impaired.

Strong Hands Make Good Readers

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These ideas are designed to address developing handskills for the young beginning braille reader who is ready to start braille instruction and who has received preschool instruction on concept development.

Make Your Own Tactile Memory Game

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Build a Better Book recently held a training for people interested in Makerspaces to create inclusive media, such as picture books, games, and graphics.  Families, teachers, and students worked together to create accessible materials.

5 Tips to Make Books Accessible and Meaningful

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Make Books Accessible and Meaningful for children who are blind or visually impaired. 

Sources of Free Braille Books

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There are a number of different sources of free braille books available in the United States and Canada.  In addition to the list below, there are numerous libraries and other sources through teachers of students with visual impairments or related organizations.

Improving Braille Reading Fluency: The Bridge to Comprehension

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This article by Kathleen Stanfa and Nicole Johnson from Kutztown University explores the relationship between reading fluency and comprehension among braille users.

Games that Enhance the O&M Experience for Children

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A list of games & activities to enhance the Orientation and Mobility (O&M) experience for children.

IP Relay Phone Services

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IP Relay allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf & blind or have a speech disability to use an internet connection, a computer or mobile device and a relay operator. You type what you want to say to the operator, then the operator relays the message to your caller and types their response back to you.

American Foundation for the Blind

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This is one of the most well known websites out there to aid those who are visually impaired. They offer just about any resource you can think of and allow you to search what resources are around you in your area.

Blind Beginnings

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This is a very useful resource for parents. It provides suggestions from other parents with visually impaired children on activities, games, books, toys and more!

The Braille Superstore!

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This braille super store has it all! It has Thousands of Braille books, toys, games, kitchen aids, and talking products. It has everything from braille Monopoly, braille playing cards, braille chocolate molds and so much more! Definitely go check out this amazing website.

Growing up Fisher

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This is a show that follows the lives of a family who's father is blind. After the father and his wife go through a divorce they each take the time to learn about themselves, pushing boundaries and trying new things. The father definitely doesn't let his blindness hold him back! It's a comedy and will bring many laughs.


The Tommy Edison Experience

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Tommy is a blind YouTuber. On his channel he has plenty of videos that are both educational, inspirational and comical at the same time! He has such an amazing personality!

James Rath

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James Rath is a legally blind filmmaker and YouTuber. He has a great sense of humor and is very tech savvy. He has many educational and fun videos on his channel!

Molly Burke

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Molly Burke is a motivational speaker and YouTuber who's living with Retinitis Pigmentosa (a group of rare, genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and loss of cells in the retina). She's an amazing role model and her channel has many inspiring, fun and educational videos.

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On this page, we connect you to a variety of educational, informative, and innovative resources. Anything from accessibility-related websites, articles, YouTube channels, TV Shows, Movies, and more. Don't see one of your favorite resources here? Contact us so we can add it to the list!