Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Setting the Stage for Tactile Understanding

Setting the stage for tactile understanding

This 131-page booklet from APH is full of ideas and activities to help tactile learners develop basic concepts.  The materials are designed  to serve "as a tool for encouraging and informally assessing the development of early tactile literacy in young children who have visual impairments and blindness. The tangible items and activities included in this kit are intended to assist young tactile readers in making the transition from the exploration of real objects to the interpretation of two-dimensional representations, both in thermoformed formats and simple raised-line illustrations."

It includes sections on real objects, thermoformed objects, raised-line illustrations, and basic concepts.  It also includes additional activities and resources.

Posted on November 8, 2013
Updated on: February 20, 2018