Caveland Lending Library: Items specifically for visual impairment or blindness: Updated: August 2009 Technology Solutions for the Blind or Visually Impaired Aladdin Closed Circuit Television Reading System



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Caveland Lending Library: Items specifically for visual impairment or blindness:


Updated: August 2009
Technology Solutions for the Blind or Visually Impaired
Aladdin Closed Circuit Television Reading System (donated by Karen Sutton) from Telesensory (a personal reading system that enlarges print up to 50 times). Checked out to McLean Co. for the remainder of year
DANA by Alphasmart (a lightweight portable wireless word processing program that allows users to save up to 8 files and send to a desktop computer or printer)
Fusion with Text to Speech and Word Prediction (Qty. 2): The Fusion is a portable keyboard designed for students with disabilities. It has text to speech, word prediction, thesaurus, and adjustable font size that can be accessed by striking one button. Also, it has a large LCD display. (Provided by funds received from the Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant)
Braille Note in Qwerty (donated by Trish Johnson): This was developed by Humanware and can be used by a blind person to have immediate access to word-processing, internet, and document retrieval. The display has a standard keyboard in qwerty.
TI Viewscreen Panel with TI-83 Plus Calculator by Texas Instruments: A solution that can be used with a light box or overhead projector to allow students to view the display of a graphing calculator
TI Presenter by Texas Instruments: A solution that can be used with a video monitor to allows students to view the display of a graphing calculator. The graphing calculator is not included.

Wireless Mimio XI: A wireless system that allows students with a laptop or desktop computer to access what is written on a dry erase board. Comes with wireless system, stylus, markers, eraser, and software. (Betsy)

Bookport from American Printing House for the Blind: A portable listening System that allows users to create and save files. (KIMRC)
Intellitactiles: Standard Braille Overlays used with the Intellitools Keyboards (KIMRC)
Lightspeed Personal FM System: This is a small compact system that enables a student to hear the teacher without distractions. It contains a transmitter, receiver, headphones, microphones, chargers, and small carrying case. A student can hear the teacher from up to 300 feet away.

Dell Latitude 510 with the following software Programs : Kurzweil 1000, Zoomtext 9.0, Mimio XI, Digital Microscope Eyepiece Program, and Encarta Premium Library Reference System 2006 (See Descriptions below) (Betsy)
Kurzweil 1000 created by Kurzweil Education Systems is a reading software system that makes printed or electronic text accessible to persons with visual impairments. It turns text into a variety of real-life voices. Users can scan text, edit, and create documents assisted by an audible dictionary, thesaurus, or prioritized spell checker and archive them. Users can modify the display, speed, pitch, etc. Also, it retrieves information online including electronic books, magazines, and encyclopedic articles. It is installed on the Dell Laptop. Also, 30 day trial versions are available upon request. (Betsy)
Dell Vostra Laptop with Kurweil 3000 and Epson 4490 Scanner: This laptop allows the use of Kurzweil 3000 (created below) along with scanner. Documents can be scanned and changed depending on student needs. (Betsy)

Kurzweil 3000 created by Kurzweil Education Systems is a comprehensive reading software system that enables students to be independent learners and active classroom participants by: supporting language decoding, encouraging fluency, aiding self-correction, and promoting comprehension. Kurzweil 3000 study skills tools make it easy to produce many types of notes and summaries for review and to crate outlines for composing writing assignments. For teachers, Kurzweil 3000 offers quick preparation and customization of classroom and test materials to meet any curriculum objective and educational initiative. For example: documents can be scanned, one can use notes, color highlighters, and editing tools to automate the preparation of pre-reading and active learning aids such as vocabulary and question lists, use bubble notes feature, and customize features.(Betsy)

Zoomtext 9.0 by AI Squared Co. is a powerful computer access solution. It consists of two adaptive technologies- screen magnification and screen reading. It provides complete access to applications, documents, email, and the internet. A full version is installed on the Dell Latitude 510. Additionally. Free 30 days trial versions are available upon request. (Betsy)
Zoomtext Magnifier 9.1 Version (Qty. 3): These software programs are screen magnifiers providing complete computer monitor access including applications, documents, email and the internet. System requirements include Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows XP along with Internet Explorer 5.0 or later. (Provided by a grant from the Bowling Green Noon Lion’s Club and available for long-term checkout)
Zoomtext Magnifier 9.1 with Speech: This software program has all the features of the Zoomtext Magnifier but also has speech that reads documents. (Provided by a grant from the Bowling Green Noon Lion’s Club and available for long-term checkout).
Premier Digital Microscope Eyepiece Program: allows users to access a microscope. It comes with an eyepiece camera that replaces an existing microscope eyepiece. Included software allows users to view on a laptop or computer images from microscope slides. Images can be enlarged, rotated, etc. and captions can be added. Images can be saved for viewing later.
Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner (Qty.2): a preferred scanner used to scan text into the Kurzweil 1000 Reading System Programs. (Betsy)

Perkins Electric Brailler: This allows a teacher of the visually impaired or student who is visually impaired produce braille with minimal effort. It is styled like the Perkins manual brailler but has motorized keys.

OVAC Color Eye: This is a portable and easy to use video magnification system that can be used with a monitor. This was given generously to us from Fred Pizarek of FTP Associates.
Clearview Video Magnifier: This is a 17” closed circuit color television with flat monitor and clear crisp display. It enlarges any text in a student’s preferred magnification. It also enlarges text in black and white and inverse images. Magnification range is 2 to 50 times. (WHAS Grant)
Quicklook Focus: This is a portable CCTV with approximate 4 inch display. It has various functions similar to the Senseview listed below. It enables viewing material from any orientation. It allows writing and viewing at tilted angles.
Senseview by GW Micro: This is a portable CCTV with a 4 ½” screen. It has various functions including 6 color/black and white settings, freeze frame, zoom, contrast/brightness. It magnifies (Betsy)
Senseview by GW Micro: This is a portable CCTV with a 4 ½” screen. It has various functions including 6 color/black and white settings, freeze frame, zoom, contrast/brightness. It magnifies (KIMRC from a grant provided by the Ky. School for the Blind Charitable Foundation).
Senseview Duo by GW Micros: This is a portable CCTV with the functions of the regular Senseview but also enables viewing from intermediate distances. Its additional applications make it a good tool for the community as well as school. (Funded by Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant).

Amigo: This is a portable video magnifier with a long battery life.. It can easily travel from classroom to classroom. It has a large 6 ½ “ viewing screen. It magnifies 3.5 to 14x. It has 6 viewing modes and a writing stand. It comes with a writing stand. (WHAS Grant).

Clarity i-vu (Qty. 2) These are very small portable video magnifiers with a 2” screen. They are designed for viewing items in the community or home including prescription bottles, menus, bills etc. They are one of the industry’s smallest CCTVs and fit into the palm of one’s hand. They magnify 5x-20x and have color and inverse modes. They each weigh 4 oz. have 3 hours of rechargeable batter life. (Provided by a grant from the Bowling Green Noon Lion’s Club and available for long-term checkout).
BrailleNote (with braille keyboard): This is a paperless braille note taker that provides a choice of output options by combining high definition braille display with clear responsive speech. It will be used by teachers of the visually impaired who are interested in technology for their older braille students. It contains a dictionary/thesaurus. (KIMRC from a grant provided by the Ky. School for the Blind Charitable Foundation)
Mountbatten Brailler: This is a braille writer with a modern comfortable braille keyboard. It is useful for young children and for students with multiple disabilities who have difficulty accessing a Perkins Brailler (KIMRC from a grant provided by the Ky. School for the Blind Charitable Foundation).

Juliet Classic Braille Embosser: This is a braille embosser which is capable or producing braille on both sides. It will be used by the braille transcriber (KIMRC from a grant provided by the Ky. School for the Blind Charitable Foundation).
Window Eyes Software with Maintenance Agreement: This software will read almost any scanned document, web page etc. It converts text to synthesized speech. It allows for individual user adaptations. (WHAS Grant).

Dell Vostra 200 Slim Tower Desktop Computer with 2 GB Dual Channel and 15” Flat Panel Monitor and Microsoft Office: This is checked out and used by the braille transcriber,

TGD Pro: This is a software tactile graphics program purchased by the Bowling Green Noon Lions Club. It also has a writing pad. It is checked out to the braille transcriber.
Duxbury 10.7: This is a braille software translation program. It is checked out to the braille transcriber.
Scientific Notebook: This software program assists in the creation of documents containing text, mathematic equations, and graphics. They can then easily be translated into braille and tactile graphics. (AT&T Grant, checked out to braille transcriber).
Virtual Pencil Arithmetic with Connect Out Loud (Qty. 2): This is a software program designed for students with visual impairments/ and or motor impairments. It allows for completion of math computation using a computer keyboard. It can perform in a tutoring or test mode.
Perkins Brailler: This is a manual braille writer and is checked out to the braille transcriber.

Tests and Assessment Materials:
Near Vision Acuity Chart 2000 by Precision Vision, LaSalle Illinois ( a means to assess near vision at 16 inches) (Betsy)
The Random Dot E (RDE) Stereo test from Stereo Optical Col Inc. Chicago, IL: (a means of assessing 3 dimensional vision or stereopsis.
Face Test from Goodlite: test involving graduated cards, used to assess near acuity of children preschool in age or those who are cognitively challenged. (Betsy)
The Face Dot Test developed by Jack Richman (1988) and distributed b y Vision Training Products, Bernell Division: a test used to assess near acuity of children preschool or those who are cognitively challenged.

Teaching Guide for Development of Visual Learning Abilities and Utilization of Low Vision, developed by Natalie Barraga and distributed by the American Printing House for the Blind: used to assess the visual efficiency in children in such areas as visual discrimination, figure-ground, visual closure, etc.

Individualized Systematic Assessment of Visual Efficiency (ISAVE) developed by Langley and distributed by the American Printing House for the Blind: a comprehensive program used to assess the functional vision of students with severe handicapping conditions and the developmentally young. (KIMRC)
ISAVE Grid: Used with ISAVE to assess the visual fields of students (KIMRC) (Betsy)
Invisiboard: a black Velcro board that can be used with ISAVE to assess students with cortical visual impairment (KIMRC) (Betsy)
Sensory Learning Kit Guidebook/ Assessment Forms and Routines Book: The Sensory Learning Kit Guidebook and Assessment Forms are designed for learners with multiple disabilities who have the most significant challenges. It creates appetite lists and routines and assists in determining the most appropriate arousal states for routines. The Routines Book explains the importance of routines and provides templates.
Swirly Mat Set for Functional Vision Assessment: These plastic mats are filled with glitter and other items and are useful for functional vision assessment. They can be used for locating, tracking, and color discrimination. They can be used with a light box for a different effect. (KIMRC)
Swirly Mat Set for Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI): These plastic mats are appropriate for assessment and use for students who possess cortical visual impairment. (KIMRC)
ToAD: This set of standardized tools aids in performing functional vision evaluations or visual skills development activities. It is designed for children ages 2 ½ to five years and provides tools, toys, and puzzles that assist the educator in assessment or instruction. (KIMRC)

Familiar Object Pictures: These are from the Light Box Materials and are used to assess picture identification. They are large 4” pictures of familiar items such as clothing, toys, food, and eating utensils. (KIMRC) (Betsy)

Motor Free Visual Perception Test (MVPT): Developed for persons of all ages, it is used to assess visual perceptual ability without motor involvement. It is designed for screening, diagnostic, and research purposes and is intended for use by teachers, psychologists, occupational therapists, educational therapists, and optometrists. It is used to assess the following visual perception processes: spatial relationships, visual discrimination, figure-ground, visual closure, and visual memory. (Betsy)
Developmental Eye Movement Test (DEM): This was designed to assess horizontal and vertical eye movements in children ages 6 through 13 years. A pretest and 3 subtests are included in the test packages along with normed information. (Betsy)

Assessment Kit of Informal Tools for Academic Students with Visual Impairments developed by the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Qty. 2): a comprehensive tool used to assess the unique needs of blind and visually impaired students; contains three parts including the following: Part 1 – Assessment Tools for Teacher Use; Part 2 – Large Print Reading Assessment; and Part 3 – Braille Reading Assessments from the Basic Reading Inventory by Jerry L. Johns. (Betsy) (TP)
South Carolina Assessment for Determining Appropriate Literacy Media and for Evaluating Braille Skills: This tool was developed to assist teachers, parents, and administrators of students with visual impairments in determining the appropriate literacy media and in evaluating Braille skills.(Betsy)

South Carolina Functional Vision Assessment: This tool was designed to provide teachers with a framework for assessing the functional vision of students . It provides teachers with a sequential organized approach to observing students. (Betsy)

Assessment of Braille Literacy Skills (ABLS): This was developed by Anne Corn & Alan Koenig (2004) and distributed by the Region IV Service Center Houston, TX. It is a comprehensive assessment of literacy skills for students who read and write Braille.
Learning Media Assessment of Student with Visual Impairments, 2nd Ed. (1995).: This was developed by Alan Koenig and Cay Holbrook. It was designed to be used to determine the primary reading medium and literacy media of students with visual impairments. It is distributed by the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. (Betsy)
Functional Vision and Learning Media Assessment (FVLMA) by Sanford & Burnett: This manual is a complete program that provides instruction, activities, and forms that assist in the assessment of functional vision and learning media. (KIMRC)
The Oregon Project for Visually Impaired and Blind Preschool Children (1991)(2).: This was developed by Sharon Anderson and is used as a comprehensive program used to assess and provide activities in the skills of Blind and VI young children. Areas include gross and fine motor, social skills, visual efficiency, etc. It is distributed by the Oregon Dept. of Education: Medford, Oregon. (Betsy) (TP)
Color Vision Testing Made Easy (2002) (2): This was developed by T.L Waggoner and was designed to be used with very young children or those multiple disabilities who function at about ages 2-3 years and older. It is a screening tool for color perception and color blindness.(Betsy) (TP)

Informal Reading Inventory: Primer to Twelfth Grade (2002): This was developed by Paul Burns and Betty Roe and is used to informally assess reading skills and behaviors of academic students. Included are graded word lists and passages. It is distributed by Houghton-Mifflin Co.(Betsy)

Sloan Distance Chart: available from Goodlite. This is used to screen or assess the distance visual acuity of children who can identify letters of the alphabet. (Betsy)
Lea Numbers for Testing at 16 inches (40 cm): available from Goodlite. It is used to screen or assess the near visual acuity of children who can identify numbers.

Lea Symbols Flashcards: This is available from Goodlite. It is used to assess or screen the visual acuity of students who can point to or identify shapes or simple black and white pictures (Betsy)
Papvii Book for Near Screening: This is presented is a simple book format. It is used to screen the near visual acuity of young children or those who are cognitively challenged and who can point to or identify simple shapes or pictures. (Betsy)
Woodcock-Johnson III Large Print Edition: This is a full color large print edition of the widely used diagnostic test. This test was designed for ages 2-adult. It helps to identify learning disabilities or a student’s strengths and weaknesses. It contains the standard battery of 10 cluster with 9 additional clusters. It comes with a set of glare reducers. (KIMRC)
Lea Contrast Sensitivity Test: This is used to assess contrast sensitivity in children.

Teacher and Student Resources
Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program (2002). This was developed by the Perkins School for the Blind. It is a program designed to teach children with visual impairments fundamental early literacy skills . Components include three storybooks with guidebooks, a cassette of each storybook, and activity guides. Also, included is a large stuffed panda with backpack that can hold a dual-speed tape player.

Teaching the Student with a Visual Impairment: A Primer for the Classroom Teacher (2002). This book and accompanying checklists were developed by the American Printing House for the Blind and is a practical guide for teachers, parents, and others who teach, love, or live with a child with low vision. The primary focus is to help the teacher in the all-inclusive classroom. Throughout the book, tips giving practical suggestions to teachers and parents are presented.

Envision I with Telescope Array: This uses funny stories and activities to teach students how to use distance devices. The program contains items to simulate standard street signs, addresses, international symbols, and familiar objects. Included are 5 of the most commonly used monocular telescopes. (KIMRC)
Envision II with Magnifier Array: This is a comprehensive program used to teach children to use magnifiers for near activities. Included are 2 different manuals, one for children under the ages of 10 and one for children over the age of 10 years. Also included are activities and student materials. The magnifier array consists of 5 different magnifiers. (KIMRC)
Penlight and Mimi Flashlight with Colored Caps and Lenses: This is used to assess and provide activities for young children and those with cognitive challenges who have extremely low vision. It is distributed by the American Printing House for the Blind (KIMRC) (Betsy)
Teacher’s Pet Software from APH: This software program can be used by teachers or parents to create accessible drills, practice exercises or tests for students who are blind or visually impaired. It allows for the creation of audio or large print tests. It can record test sessions, to track student progress. (KIMRC)
Braille Too: An instructional Braille Reading and Writing Program for Secondary Students (1994.) (Donated by Karen Sutton): This is a comprehensive program developed by Nancy Hepker and Sharon Cross-Coquillette and distributed by the Grant Wood Area Education Agency. It is a comprehensive program to teach Braille reading and writing skills to adventitiously blind students.

Mangold Math #1 (1986).: This is used to teach students to read and write Braille numbers..

Mangold Math Program: The Mangold Math Program introduces braille numerals 0-9 and teaches rapid accurate braille numeral recognition. The student workbook contains worksheets, games, simple number lines and more.
Light Box Level 1 Materials: This is the first of 3 sets of teaching materials used with a light box. This set helps to teach basic visual skills, eye-hand coordination, and simple matching skills. It comes with a guidebook. (KIMRC) (Betsy)
Yellow Brite Line Reading Guide: used to highlight reading material, developed by the American Printing House for the Blind. Lost
(2) Galilean 2.8x Monocular (Betsy)
(2( Reizen Dome Magnifiers 4x (Betsy)
Large Textured Block: This is a 3 inch plastic cube featuring sides of six different colors and textures. It is used to develop gross motor dexterity, visual and tactual discrimination skills, and simple matching skills. (KIMRC) (Betsy)

Books
Assistive Technology for Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Guide to Assessment (2008) by Ike Presley and Frances Mary D’Andrea. New York, NY: American Foundation for the Blind. This book was written for teachers and other service providers who assess students and suggest potential solutions through the use of assistive technology. Part 1 provides an overview of a wide variety of low-tech and high-tech tools. Part 2 describes the process of a comprehensive assistive technology assessment with a detailed guide. The Appendices contain resources, forms, and other information.

AccessWorld: 2008 Guide to Assistive Technology Products (2008). New York, NY: American Foundation for the Blind Press (AFB). This book lists a wide range of products from the extensive database of assistive technology available at the website of American Foundation for the Blind. Evaluations of many of these products have been published in AccessWorld, AFB’s technology magazine.

When you have a Visually Impaired Student with Multiple Disabilities in Your Classroom: A Guide for Teachers (2004). Written by Jane Erin. New York, NY: American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Press,
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Visual Impairment. This was written by Gense and Gense and is distributed by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB Press). It is a comprehensive book at how autism spectrum disorders interact with visual impairment. It includes the following: suggestions and approaches to assessment, instructional, and program planning: forms and tools for capturing vital information; and information on assessment instruments, instructional materials, and web sites.(Betsy)
Career Education for Applied Academics (1999) : written and distributed by the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austin, TX.
Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention (2007) by Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy is a resource that spells out in detail a thoughtful, structured, and sequenced approach assessment and intervention for students diagnosed with cortical visual impairment (CVI)
Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives (2004), This was written by Anne Corn and Alan Koenig and is distributed by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB press).(Betsy)
Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Impairments: A Resource Guide, 2nd Edition (1996). This was written by Millie Smith and Nancy Levack. It is distributed by the Texas School for the Blind, Austin TX

Going Places: Transition Guidelines for Community-Based Physical Activities for Students who have Visual Impairments or Deaf-blindness (2006). This book outlines a step-by-step process to promote physical activity ina an enjoyable manner. It highlights the barriers faced by individual with a sensory impairment and how to overcome them It provides a systematic approach on how to adapt different sports and ideas on different teaching and learning styles.

A Paraprofessional’s Handbook. This was written by C. Miller and N. Levack and distributed by the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austin, TX
Calendars for Students with Multiple Disabilities including Deaf-Blindness. This was written by R. Blaha and distributed by the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austin, TX
Communication: A Guide for Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities. (2) This was written by L. Hagood and is distributed by the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austin, TX.
Elementary Concepts for Students with Visual Impairments. This is distributed by the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired., Austin, TX.(Betsy)
Videos
Tactile Learning Strategies: Interacting with Children who have Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities (2006). This was written by D.C. Chen and J.E. Downing and is distributed by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB press). This is an engaging and informative video that illustrates interactions with children. It provides a wealth of techniques to help teachers of students with visual impairment and other disabilities in successfully teaching communication skills. (KIMRC)
CVI Perspectives (2006). This video was produced by the American Printing House for the Blind. It explores cortical visual impairment from 3 perspectives: medical, educational, and personal. First, Dr. Alan Lantzy presents a medical perspective. Second, Dr. Christine Romans presents an educational perspective focusing on characteristics and recommended approaches. Third, seven families talk about their experiences. (KIMRC)
Additional

Fourteen pairs of Trace elbow pads: These elbow pads will be used by students to play Goal ball, a sport that students with visual impairments can play with normally sighted students. (KIMRC: provided by a grant through the Ky. School for the Blind Charitable Foundation).

Fourteen pairs of Trace long knee pads: These knee pads will be used by students to play Goal ball, a sport that students with visual impairments can play with normally sighted students (Purchased with funds received from the Kentucky Association for Blind Athletes).
***Braille Recreational Reading: The following books were provided by funds through the Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant:


The Cat in the Hat

Green Eggs and Ham

Go Dog Go










Cameron and Me










Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good etc.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

The Giving Tree

Arthur's Computer Disaster

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

See You Later Gladiator

A Llama is in the Library


Bud, Not Buddy










Artimis Fowl Series #1

Junie B. Jones has a Monster Under Her Bed

Boxcar Series #1












Magic Tree House Bk: Dinosaurs Before Dark

Dinosaur Compan.






















Magic Tree House: Mummies in the Morning

Mummies & Pyramids Companion

Magic Tree House: Afternoon on the Amazon

Magic Tree House: Midnight on the Moon







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