Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired


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A hand touching the insta-snow

Insta-Snow Writing Activity

By Liz Eagan
Real experiences are a great motivator to the writing process! This 3rd grader enjoyed writing a braille description of insta-snow.
Textured items and bells in a metal bucket

Tactile Fun Bucket

By Kimberly Schildbach
Make your own tactile fun bucket for young children who are blind or visually impaired to develop tactile discrimination skills and basic concepts.

Bass Drum File Folder Game for Dual Media Learners

By Samantha Zauner
Students with low vision who are learning braille can practice the whole word contractions the, and, with, of, child, still, and to with this game.
A boy puts chocolate syrup on his ice cream.

Mardi Gras: A Recipe for... (disaster?)

By Anna C. Gayle
Following a recipe can be a fun way to promote braille literacy, while also working on cooking and independent living skills.
Tactile Valentine post box

Creating an Accessible Valentine's Day Post Box

By Liamsmom
Make Valentine's Day accessible to children who are blind, deafblind, visually impaired or multiply disabled with accessible post boxes!
hieroglyphics written in stone surface

Braille “Hieroglyphics”

By Beth Borysewicz
Create braille "hieroglyphics" or a cryptogram to motivate children who are blind or visually impaired to crack the code!
Tactile Valentine cards with braille

Braille Valentines for Our Students to Receive

By jesmcdowellTVIOandM
Support sighted classmates in making accessible tactile Valentines with braille for children in inclusive classrooms who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired.
Worksheet of triangles adapted for a child with CVI

Math Modification for CVI, Phase III

By Brenda Biernat
Tips to modify math worksheets for students with cortical visual impairment, Phase III
Cover of restaurant book

Restaurant Book with Tactile Symbols

By Liz Eagan
Create your own book of tactile symbols to enable students with multiple disabilities to order their own food at a restaurant.
close up of the volcano project with the vocabulary cards around it

Volcanoes!: Making Science Accessible to Children Who Are Deafblind

By Liamsmom
This volcano assignment shows how to make science accessible to students who are deafblind.
Boggle pieces spelling dream

Braille Boggle

By Beth Borysewicz
Adapt the game of boggle for braille users!
Animal cell

Tactile Bulletin Board: Cells

By JFBamber
Create a tactile bulletin board to make cells and biology accessible to braille readers and students who are blind or visually impaired.
'Pinocchio' Tactile Story Book For The Visually Impaired People-Sözer VURGUN

Pinocchio Tactile Story Book

By Sozer Vurgun
Tactile books can help children with visual impairments to develop essential tactile skills.
two dice on a black surface

Rollin’ with Math Problems

By Beth Borysewicz
Create a simple math board game to give braille students practice reading and writing Nemeth, and practicing math facts.
Pattern calendar

Pattern Calendar with 3D Printed Shapes

By jesmcdowellTVIOandM
Create 3D printed shapes for a pattern calendar for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Black holes on tactile bulletin board

Space and Constellations Bulletin Board

By JFBamber
Tactile bulletin board of constellations
cards with photos of physical education activities

Choice Cards for Adaptive PE

By Liz Eagan
Choice cards for adaptive PE allow students with multiple disabilities to make choices and control their environment.
pickles lying on a wood table

Pickle Dissection with the Prodigi Connect

By laceyjo22
Collaborative science project in an inclusive setting for a middle school student with Low Vision
A PVC easel painted black with red bead necklaces hanging down from it.

CVI Bead Bar

By Krista Owens
Learn how to create your own CVI Bead Bar using Mardi Gras beads for students with cortical visual impairment.
Embossed Christmas tree

Christmas Designs to Emboss

By Charlotte Cushman
These embossable Christmas designs are fun for the holidays with braille users and others who enjoy tactile art.