Welcome to #Outreaching!

Over the past month, PRCVI has been exploring ways to extend our coding project. This past week Colton and I had the opportunity to explore some of our ideas with a high school student and her teacher of students with visual impairments.  Apple developed the Swift Playgrounds app for the iPad to teach programming concepts and the Swift programming language through interactive ...

We are always keeping an eye out for accessible STEM resources here at PRCVI. Desmos is an online graphing calculator that is accessible to students with visual impairments. Desmos allows graphing of expressions and includes full support for screen readers, including audio feedback for graphs and braille support (both Nemeth and UEB). To get started with Desmos, here are a fe ...

We've created the PRCVI UEB Technical Extension (UEB_TE) course for braillists and braille transcribers in British Columbia who are looking to build their UEB math/technical transcription skill set by working with an instructor via correspondence. For those who are looking for a more self-paced option, check out the UEB Math Tutorial from the American Printing House for the Bli ...

This morning, Jen and I had a great conversation with one of our colleagues around some of the common assessment protocols used during the Learning Media Assessment process. Specifically, we did some preliminary planning for a continuing LMA that Jen and I will be consulting on later this month. The student is at the secondary level and has experienced a decrease in visual func ...

Over the summer the PRCVI team was hard at work updating the PRCVI website. There are many new and exciting features. One of my responsibilities was to update the Eye Conditions section of our resources page. The new page includes an expanded list of eye conditions as well as parenthetical citations. The content of this page will continue to be updated in the future. I hope tha ...

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