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Overcoming Barriers: Preparing a University for Differently Abled Students?

Education is much more than just the physical learning. The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction can also be defined as the delivery and receipt of a series of enlightening learning experiences.   For many, the learning part needs to include application of what was learned. Application, or use, seals the learning into the individual […]

How to Select a Braille Embosser

Teachers of the visually impaired (TVI) are periodically faced with the need to procure a braille embosser to enable student development. Simply asking the procurement function, special education department, or administration of your school system to acquire more of the same printer model you already use (assuming you have used one in the past) can […]

ViewPlus® Announces Upgrade to its Braille Printer Software to Better Assist Teachers of the Visually Impaired Achieve Learning Breakthroughs  

For Immediate Release – June 17, 2022, Corvallis, OR  ViewPlus® Technologies, a Corvallis, OR based manufacturer of assisted learning technologies for the blind and visually impaired (BVI), is excited to announce the newest release of its Tiger Software Suite (TSS 8.0).   TSS 8.0 expands the ability of ViewPlus® Braille printer embossers to produce both standard […]

Whats New In Tiger Software Suite 8 (TSS8)

Word and Excel Add-In Enhancements: 1.     Customizable UEB Grade 2 contraction tables are available so users can enable and disable certain contractions when learning. Entry mask is provided when choosing English (Unified) Grade 2 under Braille settings in Tiger profile settings  Learning tables so you can enable and disable certain contractions  2.     Reformatting of page […]

The Tyranny of the Status Quo

If you are a teacher of the visually impaired, you are likely very busy. In addition to the actual teaching time required to instruct your student, you need to plan and tailor their lessons, coordinate with the school district and classroom teacher, attend administrative meetings, construct lesson-related teaching materials, meet with parents and other members […]