The sensory aspects of the courses would be beneficial to any child; the information that is shared is priceless.
— Jean, WA
Students taking our courses typically receive various resource lists and information that accompany the courses. Your Hadley instructors have compiled additional resources that pertain to the courses we offer. These resources are listed here for many reasons, including expanding on information shared in the courses, giving up-to-the-minute information and sometimes just for fun! We want to enhance the learning experience of our current and prospective students as well as provide you with ongoing, relevant information.
The resources provided here are for your convenience. They do not constitute an endorsement for any specific product, service or Web site. Information on this page is subject to change between periodic updates. Please feel free to contact your instructor or email firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest relevant resources that you think would enhance our courses.
List contains Web sites, books, games and videos related to the abacus. Information on where to purchase abacus related materials is also included.
"Brailling Signs Is Cool to Do" Song
"Brailling Signs Is Cool to Do" by Becky Williams and Linn Sorge and sung by Anne and David.
Basic Rules for Contracted Braille
This resource lists 14 basic rules used when reading and writing contracted braille.
These Web sites provide fun, interactive, automated feedback for reading braille. They are like games to supplement practice in reading uncontracted and contracted braille.
Braille Music Resources
List contains sources for braille music, reference materials and instructional manuals, Internet resources, and braille music software.
Offers suggestions for reading and writing braille numbers, including memory tips.
Braille Writer repair and sale
List contains businesses that repair Perkins Braille Writers. Some of them may sell refurbished machines too.
Personal Touch video
Contains a video titled "Personal Touch, Braille for Lifelong Enrichment" with closed captions.
Reading Braille Words Checklist
This checklist can help you learn to read braille with more ease, speed, and enjoyment. Use it to identify unskillful reading habits and get pointers that can help you improve your technique.
Tips on Erasing Dots
Basic directions and instructions on how to erase braille dots, with either a braille eraser or stylus, are given.
Diabetes Resource List
Provides a list of diabetes related organizations and books discussing various topics on diabetes.
Discusses options for organizing, marking and identifying clothing.
Resources for People Who Are Deaf-blind
Resources that are helpful for people who are deaf-blind.
English as a Second Language for Blind and Visually Impaired Learners
This is a document that will provide those who are looking for contacts and resources concerning English as a Second Language for Blind and Visually Impaired Learners.
This resource includes "Spanish Braille Cheat Sheet," "Ten Things You Need to Know about Transcribing Spanish Braille," and "Spanish Code Examples."
Low Vision and School-Age Children Resources
This contains updated links and PDF documents related to the Low Vision and School-Age Children course.
Quick rules for checking the divisibility of a number.
English/Metric System Conversions
This document describes how to change length and area from the English system to the metric system. It also shows how to change weight and capacity form the metric system to the English system. It also teaches how to change temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit and vice versa.
Quick rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions.
Rules for Calculating Positive and Negative Numbers
Quick rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers.
Parenting: Preparation, Infancy, and Early Years
Provides a list of useful Web sites while you are taking the parenting series courses from Hadley's Adult Continuing Education Program.
"Birdsong Tutor" Resource List
There are books, Web sites, and audio resources listed related to bird life and bird songs geared for students in the "Birdsong Tutor" course.
Further Reading for General Science
Provides bibliography of additional reading material related to General Science.
Movies Relating to "U.S. History: The 19th Century" Course
Movies are a wonderful way to learn about American history, as long as a student understands that Hollywood uses a lot of creative license! This list recommends movies that relate directly to lessons in "U.S. History: The 19th Century" course.
A Tale of Two Operating Systems
A PowerPoint Presentation comparing the built-in accessibility features of the Windows 7 and Macintosh 10.6 (Snow Leopard) operating systems.
Accessible Web Conferencing Tools Presentation
Introduction two web conferencing and instructions on using the three most accessible web conferencing platforms available today: TC Conferencing, Accessible Event and Illuminate.
Creating A DAISY File from MS Word 2007
Provides instructions for creating a DAISY file from MS Word 2007.
Free Interactive, Self-Paced JAWS Training
List of free interactive and/or self-paced training resources for JAWS.
Introduction to Outlook 2003 for Keyboard Users
This user guide is an introduction to Outlook 2003, and does not include instructions for all of the functions built into the program.
Introduction to Outlook 2007 for Keyboard Users
This user guide is an introduction to Outlook 2007, and does not include instructions for all of the functions built into the program.
Introduction to Outlook Express for Keyboard Users
This user guide is an introduction to Outlook Express, and does not include instructions for all of the functions built into the program.
Introduction to Windows Mail for Keyboard Users
This user guide is an introduction to Windows Mail and does not include instructions for all of the functions built into the program.
iOS Bluetooth Keyboard Commands
Lists Bluetooth Keyboard Commands using VoiceOver on IOS devices.
Keyboard Commands Quick Reference Sheets for AT users
Provides downloadable text documents for keyboard commands reference for JAWS, Window-Eyes, System Access To GO, NVDA, Internet Explorer 8 & 9, FireFox, and Microsoft Word 2010.
Keyboard Shortcuts - Windows 7 Accessibility
Lists keyboard shortcuts for using the built-in accessibility features of the Windows 7 operating system including the screen magnifier and screen reader (Narrator).
Macintosh VoiceOver Keyboard Commands
Lists keyboard commands for Macintosh Snow Leopard VoiceOver screen reader.
Macintosh VoiceOver Training
Lists resources to obtain training on the Macintosh operating system and VoiceOver screen reading software. Includes keyboard commands for the Macintosh operating system.
Microsoft Excel 2010 Keyboard Commands
List of essential keyboard commands for Microsoft Excel 2010.
Microsoft Office 2007 Keyboard Commands
Lists keyboard commands for Microsoft Office 2007 programs Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Selecting Access Technology Resource List Handout
Provides a list of additional resources to assist in the identification and selection of mainstream and access technology for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Teaching JAWS in 30 Minutes
Provides training instructions and keyboard commands for using JAWS in Windows and with word processing, e-mail and the Internet.
Technology Evaluation Checklist
Offers a sample evaluation form and checklist for evaluating the technology needs of someone who is blind or visually impaired.