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Easy - Easier Posting Box

Easy-Easier Posting Box

A tool promote self-esteem and self-determination, by encouraging learners to identify tasks that they would like to find easier.
Young girl examines book

Emergent Literacy for Students with Visual Impairments

Online course on Emergent Literacy for Students with Visual Impairments.
Lazy Sue activity

Fun games with a 'Lazy Sue' supporting literacy in an inclusive way

Inclusive game for children with visual impairments
Chunky braille puzzle

Braille Puzzle from Seedlings

Chunky shapes puzzle with braille
Shapes in board book

Make Your Own Toddler Board Book!

Make your own board books for toddlers to teach emergent literacy skills and basic concepts to children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or deafblindness.
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Experience Books -- A Tool for Conversation

Web lesson on creating experience books for children who are blind or visually impaired, deafblind, or who have multiple disabilities
Froggy Learns to Swim

Froggy Learns to Swim

Froggy Learns to Swim is the June 2013 Book Selection from National Braille Press
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Early Braille Trade Books

Information about a database to select early braille trade books for young braille readers
Young girl uses a brailler

Braille for My Baby: Six Things You Can Do at Home for Your Young Blind Child

A mother shares tips for helping her young daughter learn braille.
A boy explores a pinecone.

10 Hands-On Activities to Teach Concept Development

Ideas for hands-on activities to help children who are blind or visually impaired to develop basic concepts
tactile drawing board

Homemade Tactile Drawing Board

Directions on how to make a tactile drawing board for children who are blind or visually impaired
Girl waiting to be adopted

Beginning Resources for Adopting a Child Who is Blind

This article offers advice to parents who are adopting a child with special needs or blindness.
Courtney and James

Through the Eyes of a Mom

Reflections from a mother who is blind on caring for her newborn son.
Thomas Marshall uses the SMART Brailler

The SMART Brailler in action!

See the SMART brailler in action on this blog.
Typhlo & Tactus contest logo

International Tactile Book Contest

Announcing international tactile book contest
Light box

50 Ways to Use a Light Box

Ideas of fun and educational activities for using a light box with children who are blind or visually impaired
Tactile book logo

Tactile Book Advancement Group (TBAG)

This site has been great ideas for creating tactile books for children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or deafblindness.
Stack of recordable storybooks

Recordable Storybooks

These recordable storybooks are helpful to young children who are blind or visually impaired or those with multiple disabilities. They are good literacy tools for young kids who benefit from auditory strategies when reading.
Cover of Henry's Freedom Box

Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

This braille book is a good way to introduce students who are blind to slavery and Black History Month.
Woman and girl look at book together.

Braille Reading Pals Club

Find out how families of young children who are blind or visually impaired can promote positive feelings about braille

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