New books are available in MDE-LIO’s Blind/Visually Impaired Resource Library. Visit the library page for more information on borrowing each item.

Essential Tools of the Trade: A “How To” Guide for Completing Functional Vision, Learning Media, and ECC Evaluations

MDE-LIO Resource Library Category: Assessments

This is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to assist teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs) and certified orientation and mobility specialists (COMS) in performing legally mandated evaluations for students with visual impairments. This publication will support TVIs and COMS in making informed and deliberate decisions, guiding instruction, and identifying strategies for intervention. Essential Tools of the Trade includes a template for Functional Vision Evaluations, forms to complete the Learning Media Assessments and guidance for conducting expanded core curriculum (ECC) evaluations. This publication also comes with a flash drive that includes the template and many of the forms.

Braille Too: The Next Generation

MDE-LIO Resource Library Category: Braille/Tactile Strategies

The new and improved Unified English Braille (UEB) version of Braille Too is available! Like BRL2 Publishing's previous products, Braille Too: The Next Generation is sold on a USB drive that contains all the files needed for an individual teacher to print and emboss teacher and student editions, as well as BRF files for use with a refreshable braille device. It retains the format and much of the content contained in the original curriculum but is reorganized and rewritten to accommodate the changes that were made with the adoption of UEB.

Mangold Basic Braille Program

MDE-LIO Resource Library Category: Braille/Tactile Strategies

Unit 1: Tracking and Unit 2: Alphabet teach the initial skills that promote rapid and efficient braille reading. Unit 3: UEB Contractions is written for new readers who already know the braille alphabet and is divided into 5 parts, so teachers are better able to tailor the program to individual student needs. The parts are designed to be taught in order, but a student can skip a part if the TVI has determined that the student has already mastered the contractions taught in that part.