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Blinded by a Bear: Dan Bigley's Story

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Large Print Textbooks Now Available on Your E-Reader!

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Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers

By Donna Jodhan

This is something that I have been preaching for years now; we need to start building bridges and breaking down barriers.  For too long, the blind community has been going the other way on these two tasks but I think that we are finally getting it.  I have an idea to promote my idea this day and let's see what your thoughts are on this particular subject.

Why not make our blind and sight impaired kids the new builders and breakers of tomorrow?  Why not give them the opportunity to help us build bridges and break down barriers?  They are our hope and promise for the future.  They will be the ones to carry the torch beyond the big blue horizon and they will be the ones to help fulfill our dreams.  They will be the ones who are going to be charged with carrying on our work.

With all of this in mind, there is absolutely nothing wrong with getting them involved in starting to build bridges and break down barriers.  If we can help our blind and sight impaired kids to unders…

APH News: April 2013

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APH NewsYour monthly link to the latest information on the products, services, and training opportunities from the American Printing House for the Blind.
April 2013 Exciting New APH Products Announced! Read on to learn about these new products - now available!
APH Spring Fever SaleNEW! Building on Patterns: Second Grade, Optional Reference VolumeNEW! Expanded Beginner's Abacus KitNEW! EZeeCOUNT AbacusNEW Biology Product! Tactile Punnett SquaresAPH Braille Book Corner National Product Review The US Department of Education's Expert Review Panel met on March 12 for their annual review of new products. The group, chaired by Dr. Cay Holbrook, reviewed six 2012 products: Braille Plus 18™, Getting to Know You, Tactile Town, Giant Textured Beads with Pattern Matching Cards, Turtle and Rabbit, and VisioBook.
Top row (from left): Laura Brown, Cay Holbrook, Derrick Smith, Tiffany Wild, John Glenn
Bottom row (from left): Linda Lyle, Jim Olson, Joe Petrosko New APH Graphing Calculato…