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Story Box for "If You Take a Mouse to School"

Adapting "If You Take a Mouse to School" for a Student with CVI

Make an early childhood book accessible to children who are blind or who have CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) or multiple disabilities.
Alice the Fairy Story Box

Making "Alice the Fairy" Accessible

Tips to modify and adapt "Alice the Fairy" for children with visual impairments and additional disabilities
Polar bear book with tactile symbols

Braille and Tactile Book Adaptions

Pancake activity

Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza: Story Box and More!

Tips to make early literacy book Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza accessible to young children who are blind or visually impaired, using storybox, picture and tactile symbols
Story board example

Story Board for CVI or Braille Learners

Create your own story board for spring for students with CVI or braille readers
Frog in braille

Adapting Tracking Activities for Braille Readers

Tips to create tracking activities for beginning braille readers
Teacher wearing a red nose

Red Nose Day

Encourage students with low vision, CVI or multiple disabilities to look at you by wearing a red nose!
Miss Spider's Tea Party and objects

Making Miss Spider's Tea Party Accessible to Students with Visual Impairments

Make picture books accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired with storyboxes, picture symbols, tactile symbols, and a talking powerpoint book.
Textured bunny picture

Alternate Solution to Coloring for Children with Low Vision

Textured materials and collage offer an alternate way for students with low vision to participate in coloring or other art activities.
Child with an iPad

Add an iPad to your FVA / Learning Media Assesment Kit

14 tips to use an iPad as part of the Functional Vision Assessment and Learning Media Assessment Kit (FVA/LMA) for young children with visual impairments or multiple disabilities.
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.
colorful eggs with braille

Colorful Eggs: Tactual Book for Beginning Braille Readers

Create your own tactile book for Easter using braille and tactual materials for children who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind or with multiple disabilities
Top: 2 object key chains with braille tags (Ball and Button). Bottom: Adapted Pete the Cat book with paired object (button).

Making Choices with Objects

Tips to help children with multiple disabilities make choices using real objects
Brailled Shamrock reading "I'm lucky for Papi Pablo"

I am Lucky! St. Patrick's Day Craft

Hands-on St. Patrick's Day activity for braille students who are blind or who have low vision.
Picture of Cover, Page 1, and Page 5

Adapted Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Adapt Pete the Cat book with braille and tactile graphics for children who are blind or visually impaired.
Cover of Oi Frog

Oi Frog! Fun ideas to extend the literacy opportunities

Rhyming words are an engaging way for young children to enjoy the world of books and literacy! Use models of animals and objects to make it more meaningful to children with visual impairments
Position Board with items of different textures

Textures Song and Position Board

Teach students who are blind with multiple disabilities about texture using this song and position board.
Accessible magnets holding artwork on refrigerator

Accessible Fridge Magnets = Accessible Artwork Display

Add braille to refrigerator magnets to make them accessible to ALL children!
A girl tries touching the peanut butter

Tactile Exploration of Food Textures

Exploring different food textures can be a fun way to expose students with visual impairments to a variety of tactile experience.

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