• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Polly: The New Braille Teaching Tool

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 11:20 AM PDT  
Platinum 2  

Polly is a brand-new braille teaching tool from APH. With Polly and its corresponding website, Helios, teachers can create student accounts and assign lessons to teach reading, typing, writing, spelling and more. The Polly allows students to start learning braille and begin braille display use. There are over 1000 premade lessons that can be modified to fit the classroom lesson or student’s level.

The presentation will cover:

  1. Parts of the Polly: 2 large cells, 6 standard cells, slate and stylus, braille keys
  2. Connecting Polly to Wifi
  3. Setting up Helios
  4. Creating a student account
  5. Navigating lessons and progress reports.

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K-12 Education
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Join us in setting up and navigating APH’s new braille teaching tool, the Polly. The Polly allows teachers to assign students fun interactive lessons for braille literacy, reading, writing, spelling and more.  
Primary Topic
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Gaming & Interactive Entertainment
  • Product Demonstration
Session Type
Exhibitor Track  


  • Jesse Roan
  • Bruce McClanahan

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