Paths to Literacy is a vibrant community of practice and we invite you to share ideas and resources for children and youth who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind, including students with multiple disabilities.
We look for lesson plans; ideas to adapt materials or activities; suggestions to incorporate literacy into home and community activities; information about new websites, books or other resources for the field.
All articles should be original.
We do accept articles that have been used in other contexts, e.g. in your school newsletter, as a document you shared with paraprofessionals or others, etc., as long as there are no restrictions to reprint it.
We cannot publish anything that has restrictions in a prior publication.
Include a title and the body of the post.
All articles need to have an image. If a photo of a student is recognizable (i.e. showing their face and not just their hands or back of their head), then a permission form must be submitted.
Submissions can be sent as a Word document or Google doc. Please include a title.
We will upload the post and format it with headings and images, etc.
Adaptations of books to make them accessible to readers with disabilities are allowable under copyright law, if they are not being sold or interfering in any way with the publisher or author’s ability to sell their material.
No images can be used from other websites or other sources without permission, unless linking directly to that site.
Certificate of Professional Development Activity
Authors will receive two (2) Continuing Education Credits in the form of a certificate. These can be used in many states and districts as part of the recertification process or in a professional portfolio, but you should check with your supervisor to find out if these will be recognized where you work. These are not ACVREP approved.
Credit is available only for the creation of new material for Paths to Literacy. We cannot offer credit for a submission that has already been used somewhere else.
Articles become the property of Paths to Literacy.