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Bits & Bobs

A few random thoughts and observations as we enter the new year . . . Flarp! Sound Putty My beloved son received a container of Flarp! sound putty from Santa Claus.  It’s a thick blue slime with a grape scent … Continue reading

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Participants Needed for study to improve access to visual programming tools for VI kids

I am glad someone is working on this:  b/vi kids need access to early programming education, too. From the mailbag: I am leading a long-term project at the University of North Texas to improve access to visual programming tools for … Continue reading

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Learn UEB Online!

Note:  I haven’t tested this program myself, so I can’t vouch for it.  I’m also fairly sure Nemeth is the preferred braille format for mathematics in the US rather than UEB math (particularly if your student is going to do … Continue reading

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Audio Description ROCKS: Cinemark Theatres Merriam

Location: 5500 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS 66202 Cost: It depends on the time of day, show you’re seeing, etc. Web site:   https://www.cinemark.com/theatre-259 Recently, we splurged and went to Cinemark Theatres in Merriam to see Incredibles 2.  We bought treats and … Continue reading

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Tap Tap See. No, Really. Tap Tap *See*

The past few weeks, I’ve noticed people I follow on Twitter being all abuzz about an app called TapTapSee. It’s recently been updated, and they were delighted with the things the app can now do, like help identify subjects in a picture … Continue reading

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Call to Action: Amazon Kindle

The NFB is organizing a letter-writing campaign in protest of Amazon’s marketing efforts with the Kindle ereader.  Although I know many people who are desperately in love with their Kindles, I, myself am not a Kindle supporter:  Amazon has yet … Continue reading

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Originally posted on What's Next:
By John D. Sutter, CNN (CNN) — If Mario Romero has his way, we’ll all be learning Braille soon. The post-doc researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology has co-developed an app, called BrailleTouch, that could…

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