Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

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Story Box Items

Making "Out of the Dust" Accessible to Students with Visual Impairment

By donniej502
"Out of the Dust" is a novel based on the Dust Bowl. Adapt the story for students with visual impairments using a storybox, tactile symbols, picture symbols, or a talking book.
Story box items for Curious George

Adapting "Curious George Gets a Medal" for Students with Visual Impairments

By hsothen
Tips to adapt "Curious George Gets a Medal" for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities
Story box items for Llama Llama

Making "Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa" Accessible to Students with Multiple Disabilities

By bclarkson
Making "Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities with a storybox, picture symbols, tactile symbols, and a talking book.
Story box objects for Amelia Bedelia

Adapting Amelia Bedelia for Students with Multiple Disabilities

By Cbrands
Tips to make Amelia Bedelia accessible to students with multiple disabilities using a storybox, tactile symbols, picture symbols, and a talking book.
Book with papier mache boxes

Adapting "If You Give a Moose a Muffin" for Students with Visual Impairments

By KWhite
Ideas to adapt "If You Give a Moose a Muffin" for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
Feature of If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Adapting If You Give a Pig a Pancake for Students with Multiple Disabilities

By KennedyHensley
Tips to make "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" into a story box, as well as picture communication cards and tactile symbols
Slant board and objects

Adapting "Just In Case You Want to Fly" for Students with Visual Impairments

By Sarah Immerfall
Tips to adapt "Just In Case You Want to Fly" for students with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities
Objects for story box

Adapting "Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash!" for Students with Visual Impairments

By scradick70
Ideas for adapting "Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash!" for students with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities
Feature image for "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything"

Adapting "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything"

By Mary Spinelli
Tips to adapt "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" for children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
Story box items

Adapting "Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday" for Students with Visual Impairments

By mommytoalex
Ideas to adapt "Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday" for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
Rainy Day book with objects for story hour

Adapting "One Rainy Day" for Students with Visual Impairments

By Melissa Powell
Ideas to adapt "One Rainy Day" for children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
Objects for The Cow Who Clucked

Using the Story “The Cow Who Clucked” to Introduce Animals & Animal Sounds to Young Students

By Tammy Ashcraft
Ideas to use the story “The Cow Who Clucked” to introduce animals & animal sounds to young students with visual impairments or multiple disabilities, using a storybox, tactile and picture symbols
Story box items

Adapting "Winnie the Pooh! Oh, Bother Someone is Messy!" for Students with Visual Impairments

By Ashley Arnett
Ideas to adapt "Winnie the Pooh! Oh, Bother Someone is Messy!" for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
Two hands reading braille text

Video: Tracking in Braille

By Dwila Nixon
This video presents the best setup, hand placement, and left to right technique for tracking braille.
Two boys doing push-ups in the living room

Exercise Cards in Braille and Print

By Liamsmom
Kids at home can stay fit with these exercise cards in braille and print!
Braille Uno cards

Greater Than or Less Than with UNO

By struckk
Reinforcing Nemeth skills through virtual instruction during school closures using braille UNO cards with students who are blind or visually impaired
Braille Literacy Kit

Braille Literacy Resource Kit

By Dwila Nixon
Braille Literacy Resource Kit for preschoolers who are blind or visually impaired and currently learning at home with their families
Bingo cards

Bingo Home Activity

By Charlotte Cushman
This Bingo Home Activity is designed for families of younger students and students with multiple disabilities; it was created by a life skills teacher at the Ohio State School for the Blind.
Tactile numbers 1, 2, 3

Activity Ideas To Try While At Home

By Charlotte Cushman
These tip sheets from Perkins School for the Blind offer activity ideas to try at home.
Fish file folder game

Fish Braille File Folder Game

By Samantha Zauner
These electronic file folder games are designed to give dual media learners practice learning dot configurations for corresponding braille words.

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