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TSBVI offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent staff of educators to make success possible for every student.

Students working in the community garden


TSBVI offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent staff of educators to make success possible for every student.

Students in the computer lab learning to use JAWS


TSBVI offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent staff of educators to make success possible for every student.

Students doing experiments in science class


TSBVI offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent staff of educators to make success possible for every student.

Students shopping at a local grocery store


TSBVI offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent staff of educators to make success possible for every student.

A student riding a TSBVI tandem bicycle


TSBVI offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent staff of educators to make success possible for every student.

TSBVI students walking on logs during a camping trip


TSBVI offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent staff of educators to make success possible for every student.

A student using a lighted magnifier to check prices at a store


TSBVI offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent staff of educators to make success possible for every student.

A student learning about solids in science class


TSBVI offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent staff of educators to make success possible for every student.

Student eating lunch at the TSBVI cafeteria


TSBVI offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent staff of educators to make success possible for every student.

Students on the computers learning about graphing in math class


TSBVI offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent staff of educators to make success possible for every student.

Student on a computer browsing an accessible web site


TSBVI offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent staff of educators to make success possible for every student.

Student reading a map with assistive technology


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Excerpt from http://tarheelreader.org/

Abstract: This article describes a resource for free, easy-to-read, and accessible books.

Keywords: blind, visually impaired, literacy, disability, accessibility

Welcome to the Tar Heel Reader, a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. This site provides thousands of books, and each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces (i.e. switches, alternative keyboards, touch screens, and dedicated AAC devices). The books may be downloaded as slide shows in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format. The books are organized by topic, type, audience rating and language, and books are available in French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Swedish.

You may also write your own books using pictures from the huge collection at Flickr or pictures you upload.

Please be aware that there are books intended for teenagers who are just learning to read. You may find some books that are inappropriate for young students. The website provides a Favorites page as a way to present your students with reading choices that you approve.

The website is a result of a collaboration between Center for Literacy and Disability Studies and the department of Computer Science.