Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Resources from CA School for the Blind: Assistive Tech & Braille Standards

California School for the Blind logo

California School for the Blind has redesigned their website and there are lots of great new resources to check out!  Here are some highlights:

ELA and Math Standards (Braille)

English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Standards aligned with the Braille Reading and Mathematics Standards.  

Curricula and How-to Guides (for Assistive Technology)

Resources to get started with assistive technology, including Braille Note Takers, Web Navigation with Screen Readers, iOS and apps, and Smarter Balance.

Braille Note Takers


Web Navigation with Screen Readers


iOS and Apps


Smarter Balance/CAASPP Testing


Causes of Vision Loss in Children

This information was written for children and young teens, who have visual impairments. It tells the name of the impairment, the causes and what accommodations to try if you have the impairment.