Internet resources for educators working with visually impaired students

3rd post in a series examining web based resources for educators that work with Special Needs students

Just as with my recent posts focused on ADD & ADHD, and Autism & PDD, it is not difficult to find resources focused on this week’s special needs category - Visual Impairments. What I’ve focused on in this posting is finding resources intended for educators that work with the visually impaired, looking them over, and gathering together a useful and concise set of them. Inevitably, some of these listing are link lists, some of which may in turn lead to other link lists, which can be frustrating, but I tried to avoid duplicate listings, and to produce a set of resources that is informative and in depth. If you are a teacher or educational administrator (or parent!) looking for information and tools to help you succeed in your work with the visually impaired, I am confident that you will find some of these resources very worthwhile.

Tools (software, other Assistive Technologies)

The links below focus specifically on tools to assist the visually impaired student. In the section that follows, “Documentation-based Resources”, I provide a number of links to online sources of documentation designed to help educators working with these students, but some of these also contain further information about tools and assistive technologies.

This page from Arizona State Schools provides a nice overview (by way of a list of examples) of the types of Assistive Technology available for the visually impaired student.

[Please click here to read the complete post at www.EmergingEdTech.com, where I blog regularly about the use of Internet technologies in education. Thanks!]

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Tags: educating visually impaired students, teaching students with visual handicaps

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