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Sample Goal and Data Collection Tool for Word Keyboard Commands

Updated as of May 28, 2024. Measurable Annual Word Keyboard Command Goal In one-on-one instruction with the Teacher of Students with Blindness/Visual Impairments, when utilizing a computer with the screen reader JAWS, STUDENT will score a minimum total of 216 (average of 4.8 per task) in three out of four consecutive bi-weekly running records on […]

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Bridges Resource Library Crossing Bridges Together: Secondary Transition In the Field, A Reading Room For Educators

Legal Support for Expanded Core Curriculum Assessment and Instruction

Updated as of May 28, 2024. Scenario: School has said that FAPE (free appropriate public education) includes only the core academic curriculum and does not include instruction in the expanded core curriculum (ECC). Additional scenario issues: Strategy: Know the Law That Governs ALL IEPs Initial and Reevaluations As an initial matter, the Individuals with Disabilities […]

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Meeting Enlarged Print Music Needs

Updated as of May 28, 2024. Scenario: Student cannot access print music efficiently. In this case, the student is a talented musician who began losing her central vision rapidly at the end of her junior year in high school. Strategies to empower student to enlarge sheet music in real-time Scan and magnify Depending on the […]

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Bridges Resource Library Crossing Bridges Together: Secondary Transition In the Field, A Reading Room For Educators

Meeting Braille Music Needs

Updated as of May 28, 2024. Scenario: Student cannot visually access music notation, even when that notation is enlarged. Strategy: Advocate for access to music notation for all students, including braille readers Why is it important to read music? Beginning in elementary school, sighted students learn and use print musical notation, and this is done […]

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Bridges Resource Library Crossing Bridges Together: Secondary Transition In the Field, A Reading Room For Educators

Choosing Your Email Client

Managing Mail May When we go to school or work full-time, we need to communicate effectively with our colleagues, teachers and employers. Checking our email is part of our morning routine, and we continue to check our email throughout the day. This May, we’ll explore ways to read, write and organize email for our personal […]