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Cover of Bear Hunt in UEB

Take Home Story Kit

Take Home Story Kits enable students to create tactile or braille books that they can take home to share with their families to promote braille literacy.
Bio-Poem on bulletin board

Future Occupation Bio-Poem

This Future Occupation Bio-Poem is a fun writing activity that promotes career exploration, as well as braille literacy skills.
Banana in a baggie with print and braille label

Tangible Valentine Cards

Activity ideas for making tangible valentines with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with deafblindness or multiple disabilities
Turkey tail feathers

Thanksgiving Feathers: A Creative Writing Assignment

This creative writing assignment was done by a 4th grader, who is deafblind. He's quite proud of it and we're happy to share it here!
 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.
Fingers in position to make dot configurations

FT2S2B: Finger Positions for Beginning Braille Users

Tips to encourage proper finger positions to create braille dot formations, first on the table, then with a swing cell, and finally on a braillewriter.
Don't throw rocks

Having Pride: Promoting Social Skills through Writing

Combine writing and social skills in this activity to promote kindness and helpfulness in students who are blind or visually impaired.
Student editing her work on a BrailleNote

Writing Prompt Roulette

Strategies to support braille students with writing prompts, using a shared writing approach on a BrailleNote Touch to promote braille literacy
A girl examines a bracelet on her wrist

Nature Walk

Nature walks can inspire students with visual impairments to write about what they find.
A hand touching the insta-snow

Insta-Snow Writing Activity

Real experiences are a great motivator to the writing process! This 3rd grader enjoyed writing a braille description of insta-snow.
Tree of Thanks

Tree of Thanks

This Thanksgiving craft give students with visual impairments and other special needs the chance to write about what they are thankful for.
Cleaning supplies

Incorporating Writing and the ECC through Interviewing

Interviewing others is a great way to practice ECC skills, such as career exploration, while also developing writing skills.
Cursive letters s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z

Teaching Handwriting to a Braille Reader

Tips to teach cursive handwriting and signatures to a braille reader or person who is blind or visually impaired.
A teenage boy reading a page of braille

Maintaining Braille Skills Using a Daily Journal for an English Language Learner

Using a daily journal to help an English Language Learner (ELL) maintain braille skills through the summer
Cover of summer journal

Summer Braille Journal

Journals are a great way to promote braille literacy while motivating students to share their experiences.
A boy reads a braille grocery list on magnetic strips

Magnetic Braille Grocery List

Promote braille literacy, as well as independent living skills, by creating a magnetic grocery list.
Writing experience book in braille

Braille Book about Deaf Camp Experience

A boy who is deafblind creates his own experience book about his time at Deaf Camp this summer.
Putting braille labels on a cup

Labeling Cups at Home

Labeling cups in braille can promote braille literacy, as well as independent living skills.
Tiara for princess party

Mackenzie’s Birthday Party: An Experience Book

Creating a tactile experience book about a princess birthday party with a young girl who is blind. This is a great way to promote braille literacy!
Liam touching the brailled garden labels

Writing Garden Labels

Include braille in your summer by inviting your child or student to write garden labels!

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