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Braille Books

The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults (AAF) is making its free Braille books for blind children available online as downloadable BRF files. The BRF files are ready to be used on Braille notetakers and other Braille-aware devices.

Go to www.actionfund.org to learn more about accessing books.

Literacy for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss

This site provides ideas for literacy and assessment of literacy skills for students who have combined hearing and vision loss (deafblind) as well as for children who have multiple disabilities.

Learn more about Literacy for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss (External Site).

Paths to Literacy

This site provides ideas for literacy ideas for students who have combined hearing and vision loss (deafblindness) as well as those who have low vision and blindness. The site includes ideas for the very diverse student population that has combined hearing and vision loss.  Check it out! 

Begin your student's Paths to Literacy (External Site).

Seedlings Braille Books for Children

Seedlings Braille Books for Children provides high quality, free and low cost Braille books for children. Thanks to hundreds of generous donors and dedicated, hard-working volunteers, the price of Seedlings' books remains far below actual production costs, averaging only $10 per book.

Learn more about Seedlings Braille Books for Children (External Site).

Spotlight Gateway

Dedicated to providing students with low vision or print disabilities the opportunity to access a library of over 500,000 titles through Bookshare® and the use of Spotlight Gateway.

More information about Spotlight Gateway (External Site).

Tar Heel Reader

Tar Heel Reader is a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches.

Learn more about Tar Heel Reader (External Site).

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