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Hearing & Vision Resources

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We have compiled digital resources that are aligned with the Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards to continue and reinforce your child's education. Parents and caregivers should promote good screen time practices when students are online continuing their studies, playing games, or socializing with friends and family. 

For any resource below, please note that while appropriate within the context of a unit or lesson, books, articles, and reading passages may contain language and content that will require additional review to ensure the selection is suitable for your child.

 
 

For Students with Hearing Impairments

  • DeafTec
    Math Video Tutorials for Deaf/HOH Middle/High School/College students. All lessons are fully captioned, signed in ASL and voiced.
  • #OperationASLStoryTime
    Deaf Actress Shoshanna Stern has started #OperationASLStorytime on Facebook to create a virtual community of native sign language users who will share children’s stories via ASL. 

  • Signing Math and Science:  Avatar
    For Signing Math & Science, TERC and Vcom3D used SigningAvatar® assistive technology to develop illustrated, interactive 3D standards-based sign language dictionaries that offer students in grades K-8 and 9-12 who are deaf and hard of hearing increased access to the same learning opportunities that hearing students enjoy. Video versions are available free. The video versions are compatible with Mac, Chromebook, and a wide variety of platforms and web browsers and with iPads. The dictionaries are also available from iTunes as iPhone Apps.
     
  • The Described and Captioned Media Program
    Educational Media with high-quality captions and description. Sign up for a free account. ASL Videos: (Learning ASL): click on Browse (top right corner- orange button); click on Deafness; scroll down and start with Beginning ASL Video course: "Meet the Bravo Family". You can find all videos related to the Bravo Family and they will assist in learning ASL as well as be a great “family” experience.

  • YouTube – Texas Deaf/Hard of Hearing Project
    Texas Deaf/Hard of Hearing Project is doing a daily interpretation of the Cincinnati Zoo animal meet and greets for ASL user kiddos to have access.

 
 

For Students with Visual Impairments

  • Bookshare
    Your Bookshare membership makes it easy to get students the books they need in formats they can read. You have FREE access to over 800,000 ebooks, including textbooks, educational materials, bestsellers, young adult, and children’s titles. Students can read books in audio, audio + highlighted text, braille, and large font. And you can assign books to students easily and remotely. Dolphin EasyReader appis available to work with Bookshare materials.
  • Equatio – Math
    Make problem solving into problem sharing! EquatIO® mathspace is a super-smart collaborative workspace for your Chrome browser that enables you and your students to make math together, bringing mathematics to life for the whole class. Type, write or speak to create equations, formulas and other math expressions. And that’s not all. Complement your work with handwritten notes, geometric shapes, manipulatives, icons and scribbles - to truly explore math like never before.
     
  • Free Accessible Apps to explore for phone and iPad
    • Seeing AI
    • TapTapSee
    • Be My Eyes 
    • MBraille
    • Cause and Effect apps:Finger Piano, Finger Paint with Sounds, Make Shrek Roar, Splodge, Little Gems Visual Scene, Heat Pad, Ratatat Drums, /colorful Rotating Bear, Fireworks 123, Kaleido Balls, Little Bear Sees, Sensory Light Box
       
  • ObjectiveEd
    The ObjectiveEd company’s curriculum enables students with visual impairments to practice the skills they need to become successful in school and independent in life and allows TVIs, O&Ms and Assistive Technology specialists to remotely adjust and assign skills for each student to practice, and to monitor each student’s progress on a web-dashboard. 
     
  • Paths to Technology
    A great collection of resources for assistive technology for individuals with visual impairments.
  • Virtual O&M Ideas
    This is a list of resources and ideas to support students’ O&M skills.
  • Willbooks
    This is a great resource for free online books. Parents use these books as part of an effective “Learn to Read” strategy.