U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services is the funding body that makes this grant possible. This project is funded under Grant #H235E14006. We express our acknowledgements and appreciation for this funding.
Northern Illinois University
Benetech is a non-profit company committed to "developing technology for social good." The website Bookshare, and before that OCR breakthroughs, have changed the way individuals with visual impairments read and access text. Their technology expertise and advisory panel membership have been vital assets in developing this project.
Braille Authority of North America
Braille Authority of North America (BANA) is the regional braille authority that informs, educates and disseminates information regarding the Unified English Braille Code. BANA representatives have served on the advisory panel and assisted at key points of content development.
American Foundation for the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind is a national voice in "expanding the possibilities for people with vision loss." The first hand expertise on our advisory panel and opportunities to reach out to professionals is key to the current and future success of the project.
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AERBVI) is a national organization of professionals in visual impairments. The decades of experience and commitment to teaching are just two of the assets leveraged by this organization of teachers. They are supporting the continuing education opportunities of the project.
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Boston supplied an advisory panelist and advice on developing online teaching resources involving braille. The Braille tutoring system developed by UMass Boston is an inspiration and advice of experts there was invaluable in developing our project.