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.
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.
When a young child has autism, screening for hearing loss and visualimpairment 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
B2G is a portable, Android-based refreshable braille computer and optionalsmartphone, designed by National Braille Press (NBP) specifically for people who are blind so that they can get the processing power, resources, and versatility they need to be connected and integrated into today’s digital world
Jake Lacourse of Middleborough, Massachusetts, has created a game he calls BecDot to help his young daughter, Rebecca, learn pre-braille concepts. Rebecca has a rare genetic disorder that can cause profound deafness and progressive blindness.