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i see fish cover

Breaking Down the Sentence

Tips to break down sentences for beginning braille readers who are struggling on the path to braille literacy
book buddy bag with liam's name on it

Story Bags: Guided Reading in an Inclusive Setting

Tips to create a story bag for a guided reading activity for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind
Mom and little girl share a book with print and braille

Shared Reading Activity

Shared reading activity for fall with a book about apples with braille labels
worksheet example with lines and dots

Working with Classroom Teachers to Serve Students with Visual Impairments

Tips on negotiating with a classroom teacher to adapt worksheets for a student who is visually impaired
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Tactile Matching Game

Matching game to promote tactile discrimination with students who are blind or visually impaired, including those who are deafblind or who have multiple disabilities
hungry caterpillar adaptation book paper caterpillar and red apple

Adapting the Hungry Caterpillar for Children Who Are Blind

Tips to adapt books for children who are deafblind, blind, or visually impaired
Cover of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Making a Simple Switch-Accessible Power Point Talking Book

Flower made of shapes and attached with velcro to book

Create an Adapted Book: The Shape Surprise

storage closet

Making Storage Accessible

The ability to access books and materials easily and independently is crucial to the development of early literacy skills for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind.
The braille words I, cheese, pizza, and like and a period are on small plastic tiles on a black felt board from APH.

"Can We Do Oreo Reading Now?” # 2 – Making Sentences Activity

Activity to provide practice to braille readers in making sentences using motivating materials
Picture of book with textured pictures and braille

“Can We Do Oreo Reading Now?” #1 Key Word Books

Create books for braille readers using key words of interest to them to provide motivation.
Liam's word book

Braille Word Dictionary

Create a personalized braille word dictionary for your students who are blind or visually impaired!
nature board with butterflies and bugs

Nature Board

This tactile Nature Board can be used to motivate and support students in braille and math activities.
tactile bingo

Tactile Bingo

This activity takes the classic game of bingo and makes it accessible with tactile cards for students who are visually impaired.
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Tactile Tangrams

This tactile tangrams activity is a great prebraille or math activity for students with visual impairments.
tactile duckling

Ruby in Her Own Time

This tactile book tells the story of "Ruby in Her Own Time" for students with visual impairments.
Page of Brushing Teeth book

Brushing Teeth: Tactile Book

This tactile book uses real objects, words and pictures to sequence the steps in a toothbrushing routine for learners who are deafblind.
abacus

Enabling Access to Maths

Tips on making math accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
Tactile illustration of horse

Class Projects

Tips on including young students who are blind or visually impaired in classroom projects
raindrops

Concept Cards: Rain

These tactile cards are designed to help students who are blind or visually impaired to learn basic concepts.

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