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bubble wrap painting

Bubble Wrap Painting

This activity by an OT is a fun way to work on improving fine motor skills and handwriting.
creating student-made IEP book

Student-Made IEP Book

Self-determination is an important part of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) and this student-made IEP book is a good way to get started.
Workstation with materials in boxes marked with the object, print and braille

Adapting the Environment for Independence

Find how you can set up your classroom to make it accessible to ALL students!
Student writing on a braille writer

Writing in a Daily Journal

Invite students who are blind or visually impaired to write in daily journals to practice writing skills.
labels in cubbies

Labeling the Environment in an Accessible Format

Labeling items in the environment in an accessible format is important for developing literacy skills, as well as O & M or Orientation and Mobility for children who are blind or visually impaired, deafblind or who have multiple disabilities.
Image of ready-to-bake pizza

Making Pizza

Making pizza can be a functional and meaningful way to incorporate literacy skills for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or deafblindness.
number cards arranged in order with objects under the numbers 1-3

Beginning Math Literacy

Beginning math activities for children who are blind or visually impaired; strategies for teaching numbers, counting, and making sets
THERM in black letters on a white background with a thermometer attached to it

Greek and Latin Roots

Students can build their vocabularies and decoding skills by learning Greek and Latin roots. Tips for students who are blind or visually impaired
lands beyond collage

Lands Beyond

This game is an adaptation of Candyland, based on The Phantom Tollbooth, for students who are blind or visually impaired.
photo of the divided wheel and spinner arrow, with close-ups of print/braille

Wheel of Fortune Game

This game gives students practice reading braille words. It could easily be adapted to an inclusive setting.
Photo of a veltex board with small stuffed animals and letter cards attached.

Using Objects to Reinforce Consonant Sounds

Activity to use objects to reinforce consonant sounds with beginning braille readers
Weather chart in print and braille

Weather Chart

This braille weather chart gives students practice with sequencing and comparison, as well as developing an understanding of the weather.
Object box and word cards for Feely Meely game

Feely Meely: Game to Match Braille to Objects

Simple game for children who are blind or visually impaired to match braille or print word cards to objects
Photo of TackTiles

Tack-Tiles

Beginning braille instruction using Tack-Tiles
Photo of What's Gnu? game

What's Gnu?

Activity for beginning braille readers using adaptation of What's Gnu?

Tips for Making Print More Readable

American Foundation for the Blind shares tips to make print more readable for individuals with visual impairment

Adapting Environments for Individuals with Vision Loss

Free video webcast about the design issues that should be considered for individuals with vision loss.

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