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Assistive Technology: Visually Impaired

Resources for the Visually Impaired

Links verified 6/1/2022


  1. Braille Alphabet Card - print a copy of the Braille alphabet

General Resources

  1. Seeing Through The Lens - A student attending Perkins School for the Blind made this film in cooperation with Kevin Bright.

Screen and Print Magnifiers

  1. EasyRead - software to download for Internet Explorer allowing you to view web pages at the size you want
  2. EZMagnifier - This is a small utility that magnifies a portion of the screen.
  3. Internet Navigation for Individuals with Low Vision or Blindness - an accessibility guide from Nvision
  4. Large Print - copy and paste any text into the box on this web page and it will enlarge the size for easy reading!
  5. Magnifier - tips from Microsoft
  6. The Magnifier - complete list of shortcut keys to use with Magnifier
  7. Magnify Your Computer Screen - six ways to make the screen easier to see from Microsoft Accessibility 
  8. Mouse Cursor Magnifier Download - nineteen programs to download
  9. Screen Magnifiers - software downloads to magnify the screen - some free and some for a fee [Windows based] 

Audio Books

  1. 550 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free - download or play on your itunes software.
  2. Accessible Podcatcher - a simple way for blind and screen reader users to use podcasts
  3. Audio Books - find audio books at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
  4. Classical Audio Books - many classical books in mp3 and iTunes format - one can listen online without downloading
  5. Kiddie Records Weekly - Children's records spanned from the mid forties through the early fifties of all-time classics. Many of these recordings were extravagant Hollywood productions on major record labels and featured big time celebrities and composers; these are records changed into audio files; can hear static of LP records but story selections are wonderful!
  6. Learn Out Loud - a directory that features free audio books, lectures, speeches, sermons, interviews, and many other great free audio and video resource
  7. LibriVox - free audio books from the public domain to download
  8. Lit2go - Open files with iTunes , also gives a preview of each chapter and a PDF file of each chapter.
  9. Robert Munsch's Books - books read by Robert Munsch
  10. Storynory - free Audio Stories For Kids online; no need to download

Audio Games

  1. Audio Games - many free online games using sounds for to play for students without sight
  2. Hark the Sound: A Sound Game for Kids - Simple sound game intended for young kids who are visually impaired or blind; easy to use and Fun!
  3. Sign Language Alphabet Game - Fruit and Vegetable Alphabet - 3 versions of the game- a bilingual sign language only game, a listening/auditory game and a combination game where children can click on the listen button after viewing the sign language video



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