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 braillewriter, braille eraser, and a braille notetaker paired with a computer.  The braille display reads “I like to bake”.”

Braille Writing: Pairing a Refreshable Braille Display with a Perkins Braillewriter

This lesson on braille writing shows how to pair a refreshable braille display with a Perkins Braillewriter to motivate students with visual impairments.
Examples of braille reversals

Scratching Your Head with Braille Reversals?

Ideas for braille students who reverse letters or who may be dyslexic.
Cover of The Beach

Providing Direct Experience to Develop Concepts

Children with visual impairments and other special needs need to develop an understanding of basic concepts in order to grasp meaning in books.
cards with questions on one side and paperclips on the back

Challenge Card Game: Practice Braille Reading Skills While Having Fun!

In this interactive game, students take turns reading braille cards and responding to the challenge written on the card.
cover of look n cook microwave cookbook

Visual Recipes for Non-Readers

These visual recipes have pictures that a non-reader can use to follow in a cooking lesson.
Cover of Where Once There Was a Wood

"Where There Once Was a Wood": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Tips to make picture books accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
materials to make the book accessible including communication boards, the story box, and tactile objects

"Goodnight Moon": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Tips and activity ideas to make Goodnight Moon accessible to children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
Lazy Susan with braille labels

Spin and Move!

This game provides practice matching textures, objects, and braille words. Kids will enjoy reading braille labels and performing the action movements on the card!
Braille Bingo

Braille Bingo!

Braille Bingo is a fun way for students to practice contractions and other braille skills to promote braille literacy.
two cartoon bugs, one named Obb and one named Bob

Obb and Bob Braille Practice with Nonsense Words

This fun interactive game gives beginning braille readers practice recognizing nonsense and real words, which promotes decoding skills and reading comprehension.
Picture of word cube with braille labels and braille word cards

Ready for Phonics - Making Words

Hands-on phonics activity for beginning braille readers and those who have additional disabilities
Symbol for laundry detergent

Grocery Shopping Book

Using tactile symbols to support grocery shopping with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities
foam dice with brads to mark the dots

Homework Manipulative Box

Tips to provide homework support for braille users or other students who are blind or visually impaired
Geometric shapes lined up

CVI in Practice: Teaching Visual-Spatial Skills Using Attribute Blocks

Hands-on activity is designed to help students with CVI to develop an understanding of spatial relations to assist with writing skills.
Magnetic configurations

CVI in Practice: Spatial Configuration with Magnetic Elements

These strategies are designed to help those with CVI to develop visual-spatial relationships as a step toward writing letters.
Making the letter "R" with pipe cleaners

CVI in Practice: Spatial Configuration with Symbols – Letters

Practical hands-on strategies to teach students with CVI to write letters of the alphabet
Picture of tri-fold board used as a word wall

“Can We Do Oreo Reading Now?” #3 Word Wall

Make the classroom word wall accessible to students who are blind or low vision!
Contractions collage

Contracted Braille Reading and Writing Activities

Lessons to provide braille students with practice with single-cell whole-word contractions
Story Box for "If You Take a Mouse to School"

Adapting "If You Take a Mouse to School" for a Student with CVI

Make an early childhood book accessible to children who are blind or who have CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) or multiple disabilities.
october calendar

Monthly Tactile Calendar

Learn how to create a monthly tactile calendar for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind

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