Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Free Tactile Teaching Aids!

Tactile teaching aids for children with visual impairments

Oakmont Visual Aids Workshop provides free materials for children with visual impairments.  Located in Santa Rosa, California, volunteers at the workshop create tactile books and teaching aids.  Their materials include books on concept development or readiness skills, basic braille, math, and several games.  These are a wonderful way to help young children to develop basic concepts, such as big/little, same/different, positional concepts, textures, shapes, counting, and more.  The braille cards can be used to practice letter and number recognition.  This is a wonderful resource!


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Posted by Amanda

Posted on February 20, 2014
Updated on: February 8, 2018

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Amanda commented on February 20, 2014

I love, love, love these! I ordered some a year ago. They don't all come together and they don't come right away. You have to remember these are made by volunteers, so they get made as they are needed. They also like to have success stories with pictures if at all possible. Very good organization!