Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Functional Literacy Self-Paced Tutorial

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Perkins School for the Blind offers a 5-part online training module on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities, which is available for purchase.  This self-paced tutorial uses the text Keys to Educational Success: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities, which is available from AFB Press.  This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for educators, families, and TVIs, as well as related service providers.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Functional Literacy
  • Creating a Literacy-Rich Environment
  • Assessment and Program Planning
  • Strategies for Modifying Literacy Activities
  • Literacy and Struggling Readers
  • Writing
  • Math Literacy


Participants can earn 25 ACVREP credits or 25 PDPs by completing the activities and quizzes. All assignments are required in order to receive education credits. You may also choose to register without credits.



High School Lead Teacher is School for the Blind

Posted by Kathy Bannan

Posted on March 9, 2017
Updated on: February 8, 2018

Previous comments for Functional Literacy Self-Paced Tutorial

Charlotte Cushman commented on March 28, 2017

Hi Kathy,

We hope that you'll find information and ideas for all of the teachers at your school!  We also invite anyone on your team to share ideas here as well.

Kathy Bannan commented on March 28, 2017

We have a range of students in our highschool program from students at an experiential level through academic. Always looking for new information/ideas to support our teachers