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Cover of Numbers Book

Creating a Numbers Book for a Student with Low Vision

This numbers book was created for a student with low vision who is working on number recognition.
Coloring in the jack-o-lantern

Adapting Coloring Pages for Students with Low Vision

Coloring pages can be adapted with textured shapes, as well as hot glue and puff paint, to make them more accessible for children with low vision or visual impairments.
Student writing on sand tray

Letter Formation and Handwriting

A kinesthetic approach to letter formation and writing using Montessori materials and adaptations for low vision can help children with visual impairments to make progress with handwriting skills.
Braillewriter and What's Gnu game

Adapting What's Gnu for Beginning Braille Readers

What's Gnu? is an easy game to adapt for beginning braille readers, which can be fun to play at home with sighted siblings or in an inclusive classroom.
Touch Math cards with numbers 1-4

Touch Math Cards

I made these Touch Math cars for elementary students with visual impairments and additional disabilities to teach numbers and counting.

Honoring the Summer Solstice: 10 Activity Ideas for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Fun hands-on learning activities for the summer solstice for children who are blind or visually impaired
pickles lying on a wood table

Pickle Dissection with the Prodigi Connect

Collaborative science project in an inclusive setting for a middle school student with Low Vision
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.
Cover of Clue Jr.

Adapting Clue Jr. for Children with Vision Impairments

Tips to adapt the board game of Clue Jr. for children who are blind or low vision.
A student holds up her braille year book next to her twin brother

Yearbook Time! Ideas on Including Students with Visual Impairments

Ideas to make the yearbook experience accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
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.
tools that are used during a low vision clinic appointment

Experience Story: Going to Low Vision Clinic

Experience book for students with visual impairments about visiting the low vision clinic.
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!
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
their, there, they're

Using Frequently Confused Words Correctly

Practice with frequently confused words and homonyms
Image of Front of Book with text "Snow, Snow, What Do You See?", a printed snowflake and two foam cut-out snowflakes. Printed text "By: ____" at bottom of front cover.  Picture of assembled and decorated snowman, complete with hat, scarf, boots and white cane.

Winter Tactile Experience Book: Snow, Snow, What Do You See?

This hands-on activity gives beginning braille readers a chance to create a tactile book about winter.
Close up of Plant Life Cycle worksheet

Adapting Plant Life Cycle Worksheet

Example of how to adapt a worksheet for pupils with vision loss showing a science worksheet of a plant life cycle
a person washing their hands with a bar of soap

Adapting Personal Hygiene Worksheet

Guidelines to adapt worksheets for students with visual impairments
a bee on a yellow flower

Adapting Pollination Process Worksheet

Tips to modify worksheets for students who are blind or partially sighted
a sign post with one sign showing the British flag and one flag showing the EU flag

Adapting EU Current Affairs Worksheet

Guidelines to adapt worksheets for students with low vision