Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Storage Idea for Picture Icons

picture of bananas and tools in zip lock bags
Many of my students with low vision who are in life skills programs use pictures or picture icons for literacy and communication. Often there are so many different icons that the teachers have difficulty keeping up with them. This means that the cards get lost or destroyed and have to be remade.
A classroom I was in today has a unique storage method. The teacher puts the cards in a Ziploc bag and Velcro's the bag to a wall of hanging carpet. The carpet was a remant that was left over from having her home carpeted. As you can see, she has them organized by categories. 
picture symbols in plastic bags
There are the larger ones for my student along side ones for other students without a visual loss. It's a nice systematic way to keep up with them that's out of the way and that the staff can retrieve quickly. 
picture symbols collage




Love it!

Posted by Carol Ann

Posted on February 25, 2015
Updated on: November 17, 2018

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Carol Ann commented on March 2, 2015

I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! The classrooms I visit have several areas of 'dead space' that could easily be transformed into a storage area for the icons or even braille flashcards. Since we don't have extra carpet hanging around (teehee), I think I'll use felt as I have a bunch of it in my garage just gathering dust. Thanks for the idea!!