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Three Silver Pie Tins and One Red Puff

Learn to make your own book for children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) using pie tins and red pompoms
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Five Little Lights

Guidelines to create a book about lights for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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One Yellow Slinky Bouncing Up and Down

Create a book for children with CVI focusing on movement
story box, tactile symbols, and picture symbols

"Growing a Rainbow": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Preschool children with visual impairment can learn basic concepts hands-on activities, and the book can be made accessible through a story box, tactile symbols, picture symbols, and a talking book.
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 Flush more accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired

"Flush": Accessible Ideas for Students with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to incorporate literacy and science ideas through the use of the book "Flush" and object symbols, a story box, picture symbols, and a talking book
picture symbols from the story

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" accessible to children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
plush toys that are part of the story box

"Pooh's Secret Garden": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make books accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities using a talking book, story box, tactile symbols and picture communication cards
items from the story box including plush toys and the book

"Guess What?": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make "Guess What" accessible to children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
picture symbols, tactile symbols, and tactile objects

"Bear Feels Sick": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make "Bear Feels Sick" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
PowerPoint slide for a sound walk in the talkingbook

"Dragon Was Terrible": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Tips to make "Dragon Was Terrible" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities using talking book, storybox, tactile symbols and picture symbols
story box contents

"The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
Story box items and picture symbols for the red hen

"The Little Red Hen": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make "The Little Red Hen" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
items and activities to make Giraffes Can't Dance more accessible

"Giraffes Can't Dance": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make books accessible to students with multiple disabilities and visual impairments using story boxes, tactile symbols, picture cards, and a talking book
Pete the Cat plush toy and book

"Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to make "Pete the Cat" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities, using a story box, tactile symbols, picture cards, and a talking book
Story box items with Edward

"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Tips to make a picture book accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, with additional disabilities, using storyboxes, tactile and picture symbols, and talking books
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
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Passover Sensory Story Bucket

This Passover story bucket provides a sensory experience and early literacy experience for children who are blind or visually impaired.
baskets in a mudroom filled with winter clothing

Making Our Mudroom Accessible

The mother of children who are blind tells how she used braille labels to make the family mudroom accessible to the whole family.
Three women with story buckets

Creative Story Buckets

Story buckets offer early literacy experiences for children with visual impairments, using real objects to support learning opportunities.

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