Helpful to Know: Strategies for Working with Children with a Visual Impairment

What are some effective strategies for working with children who have a visual impairment? Verbally and specifically narrate what is happening in the classroom at any given time so students always feel included Communicate with families and other professionals to share information and strategies Adapt activities to promote independence Provide multi-sensory, tactile, and experiential learning […]

MATN Fall Institute Registration Open

The MATN Fall Institute will focus on Speech Recognition as AT for Writing with presentations by Daniel Cochrane, Assistive Technology Specialist and Coordinator and Kelly Key, Assistive Technology Coordinator and Administrator. Thursday, September 29 from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Registration is now open for the 2016 Maryland Assistive Technology Network Fall Institute. Access registration […]

Learning Links Profile: Vince Evans

Could you describe your role as Assistive Technology team leader in Harford County? We do believe that, over time, the role of an AT team leader throughout the state has been undergoing many substantial changes. In particular we can now offer several channels with diverse opportunities for student with specialized learning needs. By making decisions that […]

A child's hand glides over a page of a book written in Unified English braille.

Unified English Braille (UEB)

Braille is a system that enables blind and visually impaired people to read and write through touch. It was devised by Louis Braille in 1821 and consists of raised dots arranged in “cells.” There are many resources are available to help with the transition to Unified English Braille.