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Literacy Resources

ABC's of IOS: A VoiceOver Manual for Toddlers and Beyond!

Accessibility features are built-into the iPad at no additional cost to the consumer. This manual will specifically address age-appropriate VoiceOver accessibility skills for children age 3 to 8 who are or will potentially be braille readers, dual media, or auditory readers.

ABCs of iOS: A VoiceOver Manual for Toddlers and Beyond

Assistive Technology

Computers for the Blind (CFTB) is a volunteer organization devoted to providing computers to persons who are blind or visually impaired. 

Click here to learn more about Computers for the Blind.

Braille Books

The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults (AAF) is making its free Braille books for blind children available online as downloadable BRF files. The BRF files are ready to be used on Braille notetakers and other Braille-aware devices.

Braille Touch Application for iPhone

Looking for a faster and easier way to type on your iPhone or iPod touch? You can use VoiceOver to read and navigate. 

Community Health Literacy Program - Bilingual Literacy Begins at Home

Families with a child who is deafblind can receive mentoring to develop literacy skills.

To learn more about Community Health Literacy, visit or contact Lexy Craig at or call 313-449-8152.

Literacy for Children with Combined Vison and Hearing Loss

This site provides ideas for literacy and assessment of literacy skills for students who are deafblind. 

Click here to learn more about Literacy for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss.

Mathematics Made Easy: Instructional Videos

These instructional videos are for educators and families to help teach mathematics to students with vision impairment in primary and secondary school. More videos will be uploaded on a regular basis.

Click here to visit the YouTube page!

Nemeth - Braille Code for Higher Math

APH has a free downloadable tutorial for Nemeth. The Nemeth Tutorial teaches students and teachers how to use the Nemeth code from introductory topics to advanced topics in Mathematics.

Click here for more information on the Nemeth Tutorial.

Seedlings Braille Books for Children

Seedlings Braille Books for Children provides high quality, free and low cost Braille books for children. Thanks to hundreds of generous donors and dedicated, hard-working volunteers, the price of Seedlings' books remains far below actual production costs, averaging only $10 per book.

Spotlight Gateway

Dedicated to providing students with visual impairments or print disabilities the opportunity to access a library of over 500,000 titles through Bookshare┬« and the use of Spotlight Gateway. 

Click here for more information on Spotlight Gateway.

VI Program SFSU

1-hour TechTalks now available. Topics include #Chromebooks #accessibility, #TactileGraphics with a swell machine, and how to use a document camera as a video magnifier.

Click here to visit the YouTube page!