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An index card box to hold word cards

Memorization Fun: A Sentence-Building Activity

Activity to promote braille literacy through memorizing vocabulary and building sentences
Tactile image of pig

Adapting Three Little Pigs for a Learner Who Is Deafblind

Modification of the Three Little Pigs story for students who are deafblind include tactile symbols, braille, and print.
August record book

Accessible Record-Keeping Book

Create your own accessible record-keeping book to track work of braille students
Playing lucky ladybug game

Family Game Time: Modified Ladybug Game

Adapted color matching game to play with children who are blind or deafblind using braille and other modifications.
Tactile American flag with braille

Tactile American Flag

The tactile American flag has the Pledge of Allegiance in braille and makes the stars and stripes accessible to people who are blind, low vision, or deafblind. This is great for the 4th of July (Independence Day), Flag Day or any day at school!
Boy riding on a train

All Aboard! Experience Book About Trains

Get ideas to make your own experience book for children who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind, low vision or with multiple disabilities!
paper in Perkins brailler, scribbled braille interlined with large print words which reads, once upon a time there was a castle. One day a monster came

Braille is Reading and Writing: Language Experience

Example of braille writing lesson using language experience for young dual media learner who is also ESL or ELL (English Language Learner)
Braille peg slate

Using a Peg Slate to Practice Braille Skills

Develop beginning braille literacy skills using a peg slate and other braille toys by practicing reading and writing braille letters, words, and sentences!
Boy using hundreds chart to count by tens

Tactile Hundreds Chart with Braille

Teach children with visual impairments number sense using an accessible hundreds chart with braille and a tactile grid.
Cover of Clown book

Modifying a Classroom Book Used for Guided Reading in an Inclusive Setting

Tips to make regular classroom books accessible to children who are blind or deafblind, with braille and tactile symbols
Easter Story cover

The Easter Story Simplified for Beginning Braille Readers

The Easter Story from the Bible is simplified for beginning braille readers and children who are deafblind using interactive tactile symbols.
Accessible magnets holding artwork on refrigerator

Accessible Fridge Magnets = Accessible Artwork Display

Add braille to refrigerator magnets to make them accessible to ALL children!
Accessible job chart with "to do" list

Accessible Job Chart for the Home

Create an accessible job chart at home using braille, objects and print!
magnetic storyboard

Magnetic Storyboard

Create a magnetic storyboard for braille users or children with visual impairments or deafblindness
Altoid box with monkeys

5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed: Mini-Storybox Fun

DIY mini-storybox made from an Altoids container for children who are blind or visually impaired. Use braille to tell story of Five Little Monkeys.
Boy with wooden phonetic blocks

Montessori-Inspired Phonetic Braille Reading Blocks

DIY Montessori-inspired blocks for braille reading
october calendar

Monthly Tactile Calendar

Learn how to create a monthly tactile calendar for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind
liam's quiet book

Quiet Books

Create a Quiet Book for children who are blind, deafblind or who have low vision. Children with multiple disabilities can also enjoy these versatile books!
liam at his desk with his schedule

Daily Desk Schedule for Child Who Is Deafblind

Create a tactile schedule using object symbols, print and braille for learners who are blind, deafblind, visually impaired or with multiple disabilities.
yellow tray with green plate, an apple and a blue cup

What's In It for Me?

This activity invites students with multiple disabilities or deaf blindness to make choices

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