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Blindness/Visual Disability

Impairment in vision that, even with correction, adversely affects educational performance; includes both partial sight and blindness.

Apr 15, 2021

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7 Key Emotions Translated into Sounds Through Artificial Intelligence

The AI app Facing Emotions assesses the emotion it sees on another person’s face to help someone who is blind or visually impaired “see” the emotion of the person they are talking with.

Apr 15, 2021

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Live Virtual Assistance to Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired

Be My Eyes is a free tool that connects users who are visually impaired with a global community of volunteers ready at a moment’s notice to help them “see”—to lend their eyesight and support with everyday tasks.

Sep 15, 2020

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eLearning for Educators of Students with Special Needs

QuickClasses, from Described and Caption Media Program (DCMP), are three-week asynchronous, online classes for professionals working with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low vision, or deaf–blind.

audio translation of visual media

Oct 15, 2019

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Contest to Describe the Benefits of Audio Description in Education

The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ACB-ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are cosponsoring the Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE) contest, an opportunity for young people, aged 7 to 21, who are blind and visually impaired to win prizes for themselves and their teacher, as well as recognition for their school.

Autism and Blindness Deafness

Apr 15, 2019

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SPOTLIGHT! On Autism, Hearing Loss, and Visual Impairment

When a young child has autism, screening for hearing loss and visual impairment can be difficult. A number of resources are available to help families and professionals work together to appropriately screen these children and address their special needs effectively. These include explanations of autism-like behaviors, an online webinar series exploring multidisciplinary perspectives on these disorders, suggestions for writing measurable IEP goals, and a video of revealing moments of children with Asperger’s syndrome and their parents

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