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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
an old photograph of a world war one soldier

Adapting Sources Worksheet

Guidelines to adapt worksheets for students with visual impairments
Original Water World worksheet

Adapting Water World Worksheet

Guidelines on adapting worksheets for pupils with vision loss
looking up at the Eiffel Tower

Adapting Geography of Paris Landmarks Worksheet

Tips to adapt geography and French language worksheets for students with visual impairments.
four thermometers displaying different temperatures

Adapting Temperature Worksheet

Tips to adapt a science worksheet on temperature for students with visual impairments
an excerpt from the inferences worksheet linked below

Adapting English Inferences Worksheet

Tips to adapt worksheets for students with visual impairments
Geometric shapes lined up

CVI in Practice: Teaching Visual-Spatial Skills Using Attribute Blocks

Hands-on activity is designed to help students with CVI to develop an understanding of spatial relations to assist with writing skills.
Making the letter "R" with pipe cleaners

CVI in Practice: Spatial Configuration with Symbols – Letters

Practical hands-on strategies to teach students with CVI to write letters of the alphabet
Child exploring fall hula hoop

Fall or Halloween Seasonal Active Learning Mobile

This Active Learning mobile is a great seasonal activity for fall or Halloween for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
Adapted Judy cards

Adapting Materials Found Around School

Ideas to adapt materials for students who are blind or visually impaired
Grass caterpillar

Grass Sock Caterpillar: Incorporating Literacy Into a Science Project

In this hands-on activity, students who are blind and visually impaired learn about seeds in a science project, while also incorporating reading and writing to develop braille literacy skills.
Teacher appreciation

Operation Teacher (and Nurse!) Appreciation

Showing appreciation for teachers and nurses is a great way to incorporate braille literacy and the Expanded Core Curriculum, while also building support among team members.
Two yellow birds sitting on a perch

Canary Yellow Is The New Black

Determining print color preferences for students with low vision: Yellow text on black background is often preferred by people with low vision, but you need to learn what works best for an individual.
Teacher wearing a red nose

Red Nose Day

Encourage students with low vision, CVI or multiple disabilities to look at you by wearing a red nose!
Student drawing a thank you note

Writing a Thank You Letter

Teaching students to write thank-you notes gives them a chance to practice braille or print skills, as well as developing social skills.
Miss Spider's Tea Party and objects

Making Miss Spider's Tea Party Accessible to Students with Visual Impairments

Make picture books accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired with storyboxes, picture symbols, tactile symbols, and a talking powerpoint book.