Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired


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Cover of Christmas Sequence book

Christmas Sequence Activity for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities

By Charlotte Cushman
Experience book to help students with visual impairments and additional disabilities, including deafblindness, to develop early literacy skills.
josh's texture book cover

Texture Book

By cuppsa
Creating a texture book for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities


By Liz Eagan
This activity is to help young children develop tactile discrimination skills, matching, and fine motor coordination. Designed for pre-braille or preschool learners who are blind or visually impaired.
Christmas braille design collage

Braille Designs for Christmas

By Edith West
Braille Christmas designs are a fun holiday craft project for braille users!
Linda Hoyt

Alphaboxes Graphic Organizer

By Paths to Literacy
Lesson to teach students with visual impairments to use a graphic organizer
bananagrams and appletters

Adapting Word Games for Students with Visual Impairments

By Liz Eagan
This activity adapts games like Bananagrams and Appletters for children who are blind or visually impaired.
Worksheets with visual clutter

Limiting Visual Clutter During Math Lesson

By Paths to Literacy
This CCSS lesson idea uses addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units with students who are visually impaired.
punctuation marks

Teaching Punctuation and Writing Conventions to Students with Visual Impairments

By JudiC
This classroom lesson focuses on on-going writing lessons aimed at improving writing conventions as well as other skills for students with visual impairments.
Bell book

Bells: A Tactile Book for Emerging Braille Readers

By Calleen Gaeir
This tactile book about bells uses real objects and makes sounds. It's sure to be a favorite for the holidays!
Advent calendar with ornaments

Advent Calendar for Beginning Braille Reader

By Liamsmom
This Advent calendar for beginning braille readers can be used with children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind
"Build a Story" cover page with animated pencil on a piece of paper with a red background

Build a Story

By Liz Eagan
This homemade "Build a Book" allows a student with visual impairments to flip through the book to find character, setting, event, and conclusion ideas for a story.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in manger on tactile page

Christmas Tactile Books

By Liamsmom
This collection of tactile books helps students who are visually impaired understand and visualize the first Christmas story.
Boy using a cane

O&M and Explanatory Text

By wpatrone
Students will utilize proper sentence structure, grammar usage, punctuation, and spelling through this O&M and Explanatory Text.
Brailled playing cards

Let’s Play Math!

By mmccall
Ideas to make math more fun for students with visual impairments, using cards, dice, and other games
Tactile Gift Tags

Holiday Gift Tags

By Liamsmom
These holiday gift cards provide braille and tactile stickers to make them accessible to children who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind.
Library shelves

The Library and Timeless Stories: Using APH Materials to Extend a Story

By Kristie Smith
These activities use APH materials to extend a story for students who are blind or visually impaired.
circle time ABC's

Circle Time Book for Students with Low Vision

By Liz Eagan
Circle time book for students with low vision or visual impairments
picture of what eye floaters look like through the eyes of a student who is visually impaired

Teaching Students About Their Eye Condition

By Liz Eagan
Help students learn about and describe their eye condition and the effect of it on their learning using this expanded core curriculum activity.
pages of Bumpy Rolls Away

Integrated Literacy Activity: Share the Love of a Story

By mmccall
Ideas for sharing stories with young children who are blind or visually impaired using the On the Way to Literacy series
Minnie's drawing of her idea for a Game

Student-Created Braille Game

By Liz Eagan
A young child who is visually impaired created this braille game for a Kindergarten student who is blind.