Updated: April 30, 2020

We will continue to update this page with resources that can be used by both families and school personnel who are currently at home. Please note that all products, services, and tips mentioned are for informational purposes only.

The first section includes resource lists from March and April 2020 LIVE With LIO webinars. More lists will be added after each webinar.

LIVE With LIO Webinar Resources

The following resource documents correspond with LIVE With LIO webinars held in March 2020. The same resources can be found below this section, organized by topic.

COVID-19 Resources

Assistive Technology

Zoom Video Platform

Zoom Security

Google Platforms

Speech Access for Computers

Apps and Services

  • Aira: Service that connects blind and low-vision people to highly trained, remotely located agents using a phone or iPad; agents can assist the user with describing information in the environment, including reading menus, labels, signs, and more
  • Seeing AI for iOS [PDF]: Features include person, light, color, and money identification, as well as barcode scanning; can also read short text, documents, and handwriting
  • Voice Dream Scanner for iOS [PDF]: Scans paper documents and recognizes text
  • MDE-LIO Assistive App section provides hundreds of apps for families and students that can be filtered by accessibility feature, subject, age range, and more

Other Technology Resources

Compensatory Skills

Unified English Braille (UEB) and Nemeth Code

Literacy

  • Bookshare is a free eBook library for students who qualify (must have verification from an approved professional)
  • Project Gutenberg offers more than 60,000 free eBooks in a variety of formats

Independent Living Skills

Tips for Uploading Daily Living Videos

Orientation and Mobility (O&M)

Cortical Visual Impairment

Transition

Preparing for Work

Preparing for College

Family Resources

Fun and Games

  • Zoom: Play games with family and friends on the video conferencing platform; games could include Categories, Story Starter, 21 Questions, Catch Phrase, Yahtzee, Bingo, Trivia, Apples to Apples, Two Truths and a Lie, etc.
  • Audio Description Project: Provides audio descriptions for TV show episodes and movies
  • Lighthouse Guild Tele-Support Groups: Offers programs and resources for parents and teens with tele-support groups

Outdoor Exercise and Movement

Connecting With Nature

Bird Sounds

Online Educational Resources