Assistive Technology: BVI miscellaneous

Selective list of miscellaneous materials for students who are blind or visually impaired.

  Titleand Description Call Number Publication Information

Abacus training kit.

Description: Training kit with one abacus (back removed for use on overhead projector), 2 large abacus, and 19 smaller ones for student use.

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BVI44

Abacus
American Printing House for the Blind [200-]

All-in-one board.

Description: Board is a white dry erase surface on one side, and black velcro on the other side. White side may also be used with magnetic manipulatives. ... can be used in combination with either hook-Velcro accessories or magnetic pieces (homemade, obtained from APH, or purchased commercially), as well as with dry erase markers to facilitate a variety of learning activities. Board can be positioned at a variety of angles, from nearly flat to fully upright. ..."--APH website

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BVI124

All
American Printing House for the Blind, c2008.

APH number line device.

Description: Equipment intended for use in teaching number concepts to primary age children with visual handicaps.

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BVI39

APH
American Printing House for the Blind, [1971?]

Book port plus portable electronic reading device.

Description: "Read Digital Talking Books, play digital audio, read computer files, and make quality recordings ... specialized hardware and software makes Book Port Plus easier to use, more reliable, and more flexible than cell phones or PCs that might perform some of its functions. ... an excellent music player and outstanding recorder. The reading controls let you read a wide variety of books in both audio (human speech) and text (synthetic speech) formats ... "--Publisher's website.

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BVI126

Book
American Printing House for the Blind, [2011]

Classroom calendar kit.

Description: "This large wall calendar introduces sighted and blind children to such concepts as measuring time; tracking left, right, top, and bottom; recording the weather; and recognizing and sequencing numerals. Includes: Blue plastic month grid, with raised grid lines printed in black ; High- contrast, large print/braille labels with an orientation corner cut ; Yellow plastic labels for the year, month, and days of the week and white plastic labels with numerals 1-31 ; Brightly-colored and embossed holiday and weather symbols"-- APH website.

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BVI21

Classr
American Printing House for the Blind, [1994].

ColorTest II.

Description: Hand held device announces the color of an item placed in contact with the detector. Also looks at patterns, contrast, and detailed analysis of hues, brightness and saturation.

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BVI45

ColorT
American Printing House for the Blind, [2005]

Crafty graphics kit II.

Description: Crafty Graphics Kit II provides supplemental tools to be used with the original Crafty Graphics: Stencil Embossing Kit, for making tactile illustrations.

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BVI34

Crafty

Two
American Printing House for the Blind, [2005?]

Draftsman : tactile drawing board.

Description: ...s a versatile tactile drawing board that is used in combination with special film and a ballpoint pen or stylus to create instant raised-line images. ... can be used for a variety of applications such as: simple raised-line graphics, demonstrating math concepts and tasks, demonstrating science concepts, practicing handwriting skills and leaving messages, playing interactive games, facilitating tracing, and art projects.

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BVI46

Drafts
American Printing House for the Blind, [2006].

Hundreds board.

Description: "... can be used to help teach basic math concepts. This board acts as a reference to check work placed on the Grid Board and can be used for concept demonstration. Included are hundreds of manipulative pieces made of tough plastic and backed with VELCRO¨ brand material for attaching to the Grid Board. There are two kinds of manipulatives, numbers (1 through 100) and four colored shapes."--APH website.

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BVI36

Hundre
American Printing House for the Blind, [199?]

Nexus braille compass.

Description: Specially designed to help the visually impaired find directions. Graduations raised for touch orientation; North an arrow; East, South and West by braille letters, and intercardinal points by dots. Closing the cover lets the dial settle on North. Opening, locks it in place so graduations can be felt.

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BVI120

Nexus
LS&S Group, [2005]

Picture maker : Wheatley tactile diagramming kit.

Description: Materials may be used to make tactile maps, diagrams, charts or pictures. Guidebook has both print and braille instructions.

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BVI32

Pictur
American Printing House for the Blind, c2000.

Reading pen.

Description: An assistive reading device for school age reading levels; helps those with reading difficulties, learning disabilitites or dyslexia. Rolling the reading pen over text will display the word, dictionary and thesaurus entries, word definitions, and speak the text, word or definition. Can be set for right or left handed users.

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BVI121

Readin
WizCom Technologies Inc. ; distribued by EnableMart c2004

Sherlock : talking label identifier.

Description: Allows you to record or play talking labels. Adhesive labels and non adhesive tags are reusable.

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BVI122

Sherlo
American Printing House for the Blind, Inc., [c2005]

Tactile graphics kit.

Description: "... materials allows teachers, transcribers, and mobility instructors to create custom tactile graphics. Allows you to create raised-line masters on heavy- gauge aluminum that can be reproduced using a vacuum-form machine. Some of the included tools are also usable on heavy paper. Some examples of custom-created graphics: Raised-line maps ; Graphs ; Diagrams. "-- APH website.

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BVI18

Tactil
American Printing House for the Blind, [199-?]