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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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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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Cause and Effect Activity for Students with Low Vision

This activity for students with low vision and additional disabilities uses picture cards to work on an understanding of cause and effect.
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Using Braille in the Kitchen!

This activity uses braille labels and tactile symbols to create a braille recipe for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind
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Five Rocket Men Going to the Moon

Activity for beginning braille readers to recognize initial letters
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Letting the Student Lead

Letting students who are dual media or braille learners take the lead in a lesson or project often helps them to be more motivated, while also making it more meaningful.
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Enlarging Isn't Always Best

Tips to create accessible worksheets for students with low vision
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Shared Reading Activity

Shared reading activity for fall with a book about apples with braille labels
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School Year Journal

Encourage your students who are blind or visually impaired to write using these school journal ideas
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Roll and Read

Engage beginning readers in this reading game for braille users and their friends!
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Word Family Spinners

Word family activity for beginning braille readers gives students practice recognizing patterns and developing fluency.
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Visit to Low Vision Doctor

Creating a book about an upcoming visit to the low vision doctor helps students with visual impairments to prepare.
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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!

You Can Count On It!

Tips for using APH materials to teach money skills to students who are blind or visually impaired
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Adapting Classroom Materials for a Student with CVI

Strategies for adapting materials for a student with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
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Monocular Tracking Cards

This activity is designed to help students with low vision to use a monocular efficiently.
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The Big Island Restaurant and Bakery for Older Kids with Visual Impairments

This series of lessons uses materials from APH (American Printing House for the Blind) to extend literacy activities for students who are blind or visually impaired.
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Top Access Tips: Measuring with a Ruler

Tips for teaching students with visual impairments to measure with a ruler
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Show Me Your Heart: Braille Math Activity

This hands-on activity gives students practice reading braille numbers and counting the corresponding number of items.
'S' words

Adapting a Literacy Lesson of the letter "S" for Braille Readers

Adapting reading lesson of the letter "s" for braille students