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Alternate Solution to Coloring for Children with Low Vision

Textured materials and collage offer an alternate way for students with low vision to participate in coloring or other art activities.
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Add an iPad to your FVA / Learning Media Assessment Kit

14 tips to use an iPad as part of the Functional Vision Assessment and Learning Media Assessment Kit (FVA/LMA) for young children with visual impairments or multiple disabilities.
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Modifying a Classroom Book Used for Guided Reading in an Inclusive Setting

Tips to make regular classroom books accessible to children who are blind or deafblind, with braille and tactile symbols
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The Easter Story Simplified for Beginning Braille Readers

The Easter Story from the Bible is simplified for beginning braille readers and children who are deafblind using interactive tactile symbols.
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Colorful Eggs: Tactile Book for Beginning Braille Readers

Create your own tactile book for Easter using braille and tactual materials for children who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind or with multiple disabilities
Top: 2 object key chains with braille tags (Ball and Button). Bottom: Adapted Pete the Cat book with paired object (button).

Making Choices with Objects

Tips to help children with multiple disabilities make choices using real objects
Brailled Shamrock reading "I'm lucky for Papi Pablo"

I am Lucky! St. Patrick's Day Craft

Hands-on St. Patrick's Day activity for braille students who are blind or who have low vision.
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Adapted Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Adapt Pete the Cat book with braille and tactile graphics for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Oi Frog! Fun ideas to extend the literacy opportunities

Rhyming words are an engaging way for young children to enjoy the world of books and literacy! Use models of animals and objects to make it more meaningful to children with visual impairments
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Textures Song and Position Board

Teach students who are blind with multiple disabilities about texture using this song and position board.
Accessible magnets holding artwork on refrigerator

Accessible Fridge Magnets = Accessible Artwork Display

Add braille to refrigerator magnets to make them accessible to ALL children!
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Tactile Exploration of Food Textures

Exploring different food textures can be a fun way to expose students with visual impairments to a variety of tactile experience.
Accessible job chart with "to do" list

Accessible Job Chart for the Home

Create an accessible job chart at home using braille, objects and print!
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Magnetic Storyboard

Create a magnetic storyboard for braille users or children with visual impairments or deafblindness
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Block Braille

Create your own wooden braille cells with these DIY blocks!
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5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed: Mini-Storybox Fun

DIY mini-storybox made from an Altoids container for children who are blind or visually impaired. Use braille to tell story of Five Little Monkeys.
Match-It Mathematics game box

Adapting Match It Mathematics Game

This math puzzle has been adapted for children who are blind or visually impaired to practice addition and subtraction
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Montessori-Inspired Phonetic Braille Reading Blocks

DIY Montessori-inspired blocks for braille reading
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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Adapting Puzzles for Students with Multiple Impairments

Tips to adapt puzzle pieces for children with multiple disabilities

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