Education and Related Issues

Learn to Code! Blind kids learn to code with new Ballyland app

Learn to Code! Blind kids learn to code with new Ballyland app Ballyland Code 1: Say Hello is  the first ever app  for iPad that introduces blind and visually impaired kids (5+) to computational thinking and coding. The app uses Audio Based Coding©. Get it now!  ...

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Modifying Charts for Students with Visual Impairments

Another fabulous resource, accessed on the Paths to Literacy website, which is designed for use by educators but most parents/carers would also find this very useful. Charts are often inaccessible to a student with visual impairments.  This page offers some practical...

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Stories for Beginning Braille Readers

Stories for Beginning Braille Readers by Ann Gelles This series of stories was created to help Braille students focus on the alphabet characters and contractions before introducing them to more complex Braille signs. Alphabet exclusive contractions include n for not,...

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Digital stories about inclusion – ILC grant program

What’s my Story? Digital stories about inclusion are five stories about people with a disability who share their experiences about inclusion in employment, education, sport, creative and community activities.  These stories form part of the Inclusion Ready project to...

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School holiday activities at Art Gallery of New South Wales

Some fabulous free activities including: making light boxes, drop in and make: marvellous mementos and shake it up. Click on the link below to view the free activities and some which have charges: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/type/kids/ Be sure to...

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Report on International Symposium on Usher Syndrome USH2018

  International Symposium on Usher Syndrome  USH2018 July 19th-21st 2018 in Mainz, Germany Over 250 people from the Usher community joined together for 3 days in Mainz, Germany this month. The first 2 days of the Symposium focused on the latest Usher syndrome...

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