The UDL Educational Technology Guide 2019-2020: Technology for Special Education

John F. O'Sullivan

Section 1 Visual Impairment

American Foundation of the Blind

The website has a catalog of technology for the visually impaired. If you look for technology for someone with a visual impairment, bookmark this website.

Perkins Library Honorable Mention 

This website has services for people with visual impairments. There are numbers of items to choose from. The library has audio books and Braille.

This is a PDF guide to using assistive technology with the visually impaired.

Google TalkBack

This app is for people with low vision that need an alternative way to communicate with their device.


Light Detector

This app can detect light. It notifies you of the presence of light by making a sound. The brighter the light, the louder the sound gets. 


This app is the voice version of text messaging. Just think about all that typing you are doing that could be avoided with this app.

Website and video: 

Talkler - Email for your Ears

This app will read your email out loud. 

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