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Literacy Tips for Children with CVI: Searching for a Salient Feature

Literacy tips for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) to find salient feature on a page
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!
Teacher appreciation

Operation Teacher (and Nurse!) Appreciation

Showing appreciation for teachers and nurses is a great way to incorporate braille literacy and the Expanded Core Curriculum, while also building support among team members.
Two yellow birds sitting on a perch

Canary Yellow Is The New Black

Determining print color preferences for students with low vision: Yellow text on a black background is often preferred by people with low vision, but it's important to learn what works best for an individual!
Page of tactile book of There Was An Old Lady

Making "There Was an Old Lady" Accessible

Make "There Was an Old Lady" accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired using objects, tactile and picture symbols, and a talking book
Picture symbols for Ferdinand the Bull

Making Ferdinand the Bull Accessible

Making Ferdinand the Bull accessible to young children with visual impairments through story box, picture and tactile symbols, and talking book
Hand exploring items on texture tray

Texture Trays

Create texture trays for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities to encourage tactile exploration
Story box items for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Ideas for Sharing "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" with Children Who Are Visually Impaired

Create a storybox, tactile symbols and picture symbols to make "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" accessible to children with low vision or multiple disabilities
Bear Hunt made accessible

"We're Going On a Bear Hunt": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Making children's book accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
Bear and Hare book with picture symbol of fish

Adapting Bear and Hare Go Fishing for Children with Visual Impairments, Including CVI

Adapting picture books for children with visual impairments, including CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
Braille writing song

Braille Writing Song

Song to teach finger position to create dots on a brailler
Corduroy full storybox

Making "Corduroy" Accessible to Readers with Visual Impairments

Making "Corduroy" book accessible to children with visual impairments through storybox, tactile symbols, picture symbols, and talking book.
Story box for "Are You My Mother?"

Adapting "Are You My Mother?" for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Adapting "Are You My Mother?" picture book to make it accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
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
Pipe cleaner wrapped around finger

Teaching Finger Isolation to Braille Students with Additional Disabilities

Ideas to teach finger isolation skills to braille students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
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
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.

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