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Activity and strategy

Create Your Own Colored Shapes for Light Box Activities

Create your own shapes and other materials for students with visual impairments to use on a lightbox!

After a recent low vision exam, the optometrist recommended instruction in the colors (primary only) as she validated our suspicions that the student had more vision than light perception. The student’s class is working on 5 shapes (circle, square, triangle, heart, and star).

While APH’s Light Box Materials Level I has 3 shapes (circle, square, and triangle) in different colors. I needed a star and heart also, so I made my own. I used colored index tabs as they would work well on the student’s mini light box in her classroom.

Two pink squares and a yellow star on a lightbox
Two pink squares and a yellow star on a lightbox

I wanted to use the actual shape as she may still want to explore it tactually to verify what she was seeing. The nice thing about using the ones I made is that they work well even with the light off. The high contrast is perfect for our needs.

The classroom teacher has also made letters of the student’s name for use on the light box as well.

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