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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Free Downloadable APH Product Manuals

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Did you know that APH products have manuals available for immediate, free-of-charge download. Examples of downloadable manuals include Crafty Graphics, Let's See, and Basic Tactile Anatomy Atlas.

Manuals available for download.

The next time you have a new APH Instructional Products Catalog, look for the yellow & black book icon to find the manuals available for download. APH will add new manuals to the download page on an ongoing basis. We will announce additions in the APH News.

The following manuals were recently posted to our manual download page,

  • ToAD: Teacher's Guidebook, Braille
  • Using Cranmer Abacus for the Blind, Large Print Edition
  • The Color Beam Book (7-08390-00)
  • Light Box Activity Guide Level Two, Large Print (7-08680-00)
  • Light Box Activity Guide Level Three, Large Print (7-08690-00)
  • Teaching Touch: Manual, Large Print (61-173-006)
  • Teaching the Student with a Visual Impairment: A Primer for the Classroom Teacher (61-205-001)
  • Braille: A Different Approach Instructor's Manual, Braille: 5-16750-04
  • Reach for the Stars, Planning for the Future: A Transition Process for Families of Young Children, Braille: 5-08410-01
  • Parent Early Childhood Education Series, 1P, Braille: 5-96201-00
  • Moving Ahead: Goin' on a Bear Hunt Reader's Guide only, Braille: 6-77907-00
  • Reclaiming Independence: Braille Resource Guide, 2V, Braille: 5-30020-00
  • Sense of Science: Animals, Guidebook, Braille: 5-08990-00
  • Tactile Connections: Symbols for Communication Guidebook, Braille: 5-08837-00
  • StackUps: Teacher's Guidebook, Braille -- 5-08960-00
  • Beginner's Abacus Guidebook: 5-03180-00
  • Basic Science Tactile Graphics: 5-08850-00
  • Teaching Touch Manual: 5-08861-00
  • Word Associations Print/Braille Labels Braille Manual: 6-39051-00
  • U.S. Puzzle Map Braille Guide: 5-01140-00
  • Braillewriting Dot by Dot, Teacher's Manual, Braille: 5-17401-00
  • Crafty Graphics: Stencil Embossing Kit, Large Print Guidebook: 7-08844-00
  • Crafty Graphics: Stencil Embossing Kit, Braille Guidebook: 5-08844-00
  • IntelliTactiles: Pre-Braille Concepts User's Guide, Print: 7-08516-01
  • IntelliTactiles: Standard Overlay, User's Guide, Braille: 5-08515-00
  • IntelliTactiles: USB Overlay, User's Guide, Braille: 5-08513-00
  • Let's See: Sensory Activities Kit, Braille Manual: 5-08141-00
  • Let's see: Perceptual Activities Kit, Braille Manual: 5-08151-00
  • Tactile Treasures : Math and Language Concepts for Young Children with Visual Impairments, Braille Guidebook: 5-08842-00
  • Braille Connection: Mentoring Manual, Braille: 5-11102-00
  • ENVISION I, Teacher's Instruction Manual, Braille, 10 and Younger: 5-08551-01
  • ENVISION I, Teacher's Instruction Manual, Braille, 11 and Older: 5-08551-02
  • ENVISION II, Teacher's Instruction Manual, Braille, 10 and Younger: 5-08552-01
  • ENVISION II, Teacher's Instruction Manual, Braille, 11 and Older: 5-08552-02
  • Sense of Science: Plants: Guidebook, Braille: 5-08980-00
  • Braille: A Different Approach, 5-16750-04
  • Going Places: Braille Worksheet Packet, 5-13091-00
  • Portable Sound Source: Sound Localization Guidebook, Braille, 5-03045-00
  • Quick Draw Paper: Suggested Uses, Braille, 5-04960-00
  • Tangle Toy Guidebook, Braille, 5-08750-00
  • Tangle Toy: Guidebook, Large Print, 7-08750-00
  • Walk-Run for Fitness: Guidebook, Braille, 5-07520-00
  • Tactile Treasures: Guidebook, Print, 7-08842-00
  • Basic Science Tactile Graphics: Guidebook, Large Print, 7-08850-00
  • Sense of Science: Animals: Guidebook, Large Print, 7-08990-00
  • Good Tactile Graphics: Guidelines, Resources, and Samples Booklet, 7-30006-00
  • HANDS ON: Guidebook, Print, 7-52210-00
  • US Puzzle Map, Print Edition, 7-01140-00.pdf
  • Tactile Connection, Spanish, Print Edition, 7-08837-sp.pdf
  • Sense of Science: Plants, Print Edition, 7-08980-00.pdf
  • Light Box Activity Guide Level One, Large Print (7-08670-00)
  • Light Box Activity Guide Level One, Spanish Edition (7-08670-SP)
  • Light Box Activity Guide Level Two, Spanish Edition (7-08680-SP)
  • Light Box Activity Guide Level Three, Spanish Edition (7-08690-SP)
  • Miniguide Reference Sheet: Braille Document (single document number: 45-202-026; multi-pack number: 1-07006-01)
  • Miniguide Reference Sheet: Large Print Document (single document number: 45-202-025; multi-pack number: 1-07006-01)
  • Splish the Fish Reader's Guide, Braille (6-77906-00)
  • Using the Cranmer Abacus for the Blind, Braille (6-50100-00)
  • Adapting Science for Students with Visual Impairments: Advance Preparation and Skills Checklists (7-00001-00)
  • Portable Sound Source: Sound Localization Guidebook, Large Print (7-03045-00)
  • Making Picture Recipes, Manual Only (7-03450-00)
  • Walk-Run for Fitness: Guidebook, Large Print (7-07520-00)
  • Talking Cooking Thermometer, text file, 1-03992-00
  • The Wilson Digital Recorder, text file, 1-03993-00
  • Life Science Teacher's Guide, Braille, 61-151-212
  • Braille Connection Teachers Edition, Braille, 5-11101-00
  • Notes to Reader Alphabet Scramble, Braille, 5-01198-00
  • Color Beam Book, Braille only, 5-08390-00
  • ENVISION I, Teacher's Instruction Manual, Print, 11 and Older (7-08551-02)
  • ENVISION II, Teacher's Instruction Manual, Print, 10 and Younger (7-08552-01)br>
  • ENVISION II, Teacher's Instruction Manual, Print, 11 and Older (7-08552-02)
  • Reach for the Stars: Transition Planning Pages only, Large Print (7-08411-00)
  • Tactile Connections: Guidebook, Large Print (7-08837-00)
  • Tactile Graphics Kit: Guidebook, Large Print (7-08851-00)
  • Braille Connection: Mentoring Manual, Print (7-11102-00)
  • Braillewriting Dot by Dot: Teacher's Manual, Print (7-17401-00)
  • Chang Tactual Diagram Kit: Instructional Guidebook, Print (7-21900-00)
  • Fine Motor Development Materials: Teacher's Guidebook, Print (7-40400-00)
  • Freund Longhand Writing Kit: Teacher's Manual, Print (7-73970-00)
  • Getting in Touch with Reading: A Fresh Approach, Teacher's Manual, Print (7-47160-00)
  • Multiplication and Division Table: Instruction Booklet, Print (7-82700-00)
  • Multiplication and Division Table: REVISED Instruction Booklet, braille file
  • Program to Develop Efficiency in Visual Functioning: Volume I, Diagnostic Assessment Procedure (8-16040-00)
  • Tactile Graphics Starter Kit: Manual, Print (8-08839-00)
  • Touch and Tell: Instruction Booklet, Print (8-44660-00)
  • Word Associations Print-Braille Labels: Manual, Large Print (8-39051-00)

You are free to print or emboss these manuals as needed. APH will continue to package hard copies of these manuals with their products. We will also continue to sell hard copy manuals as replacement items. If, however, the manual is posted as a free download, we will not carry inventory on the shelf for immediate delivery. If you order one of these manuals separately, delivery time will be 4-6 weeks for large print and 8-10 weeks for braille orders.

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