Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Art for our students who are visually impaired

Finger painting

Art therapist Laila Adle shares her ideas for art activities for students who are blind or visually impaired, including:

  • Collages with items from the natural world (leaves, twigs, etc.) or recycled/found objects
  • Lightbox art -- finger painting on the light box (covering it first with a clear or white plastic bag)
  • Print making with results that are tactile, using colors with high contrast
  • Stamps
  • Plastic models of fish
  • Painting with the unexpected

There are many ways in which art activities overlap with the development of literacy skills, including increasing fine motor and tactile abilities, talking & writing about what one has created, working with others, communicating ideas, and more!

Posted on January 29, 2013
Updated on: February 8, 2018