Additional Course Materials
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 website. 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 websites, books, games and videos related to the abacus. Information on where to purchase abacus related materials is also included.
Mathematics Made Easy for Children with Visual Impairments
Published in 2005, this book contains five sections: Methodology of Teaching Mathematics, Use of Abacus, Use of Nemeth Mathematical Braille Code, Instructional Strategies and Creative Mathematics.
"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.
Braille Labeler Hints
Provides hints for when using the braille labeler.
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 Reading Techniques Checklist
This checklist serves as a reminder of some good techniques to use when reading braille.
Braille Writer Repair and Sale
List contains businesses that repair Perkins Braille Writers, some of them may sell refurbished machines too.
Computerized Braille for Sighted Braille Students
These resources meet the unique needs of sighted students enrolled to learn braille.
Guide to Braille Resources
A Comprehensive Guide with Resources for Teachers, Parents and Users of Braille.
How to Feel Braille Letters
Describes what you will feel for each alphabet letter.
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.
Slate and Stylus Checklist
This short checklist will remind you of the proper techniques used when writing with the slate and stylus.
Slate and Stylus Interruptions
Suggestions are offered to help when you get interrupted when working with the slate and stylus.
Offers hints for proper stylus grasp.
Tips on Erasing Dots
Basic directions and instructions on how to erase braille dots, with either a braille eraser or stylus, are given.
Tips on Good Braille Reading Habits
List contains valuable tips for braille reading.
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.
Independent Living Series Resource List: General Organizations
List contains general organizations that are helpful.
Independent Living Series Resource List: Guide Dog Schools
Provides a list of guide dog schools.
Independent Living Series Resource List: Leisure-Time Activities
Lists lesiure-time resources for people with vision loss.
Independent Living Series Resource List: Organizations for People Who Are Deaf-Blind
List contains organizations that are helpful for people who are deaf-blind
Independent Living Series Resource List: Organizations for Veterans
Provides a list of organizations that are useful for veterans.
Independent Living Series Resource List: Specialized Vendors
Contains a list of specialized vendors.
Independent Living Series Resource List: Suggested Reading
Provides suggested reading on Independent Living.
Independent Living Series Resource List: U.S. Government Agencies
List contains agencies that are useful for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
Independent Living Series Resource List: Videos and Audio Recordings
Offers video and audio resources that are helpful for people who are blind or visually impaired.
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 websites while you are taking the parenting series courses from Hadley's Adult Continuing Education Program.
"Birdsong Tutor" Resource List
Books, websites, and audio resources are listed that are related to bird life and bird songs geared for students in the "Birdsong Tutor" course.
Enjoying Birdsong Audio Guide
In cooperation with the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Naples Botanical Garden, Hadley has created this audio guide, which features the songs of 20 North American birds along with descriptions of the birds in their habitat.
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 the "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 to web conferencing and instructions on using the three most accessible web conferencing platforms available today: TC Conferencing, Accessible Event and Illuminate.
Apps for Everyone!
List of vision friendly apps covering a variety of interest areas such as news, travel, magnification, productivity, and more! (Downloadable Word Document)
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.
Using Excel and JAWS Quick Reference Guide
This reference guide provides helpful keyboard shortcuts for using JAWS with MS Excel. (Downloadable Text File)