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CVI in Practice: Teaching Visual-Spatial Skills Using Attribute Blocks

Hands-on activity is designed to help students with CVI to develop an understanding of spatial relations to assist with writing skills.
Making the letter "R" with pipe cleaners

CVI in Practice: Spatial Configuration with Symbols – Letters

Practical hands-on strategies to teach students with CVI to write letters of the alphabet
Adapted Judy cards

Adapting Materials Found Around School

Ideas to adapt materials for students who are blind or visually impaired
Grass caterpillar

Grass Sock Caterpillar: Incorporating Literacy Into a Science Project

In this hands-on activity, students who are blind and visually impaired learn about seeds in a science project, while also incorporating reading and writing to develop braille literacy skills.
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!
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!
Student drawing a thank you note

Writing a Thank You Letter

Teaching students to write thank-you notes gives them a chance to practice braille or print skills, as well as developing social skills.
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.
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
Boardmaker cards on All-in-one board

Cause and Effect Activity for Students with Low Vision

This activity for students with low vision and additional disabilities uses picture cards to work on an understanding of cause and effect.
liam reading braille on microwave

Using Braille in the Kitchen!

This activity uses braille labels and tactile symbols to create a braille recipe for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind
"rocket men"

Five Rocket Men Going to the Moon

Activity for beginning braille readers to recognize initial letters
girl writing on lined paper

Letting the Student Lead

Letting students who are dual media or braille learners take the lead in a lesson or project often helps them to be more motivated, while also making it more meaningful.
schedule with clock

Enlarging Isn't Always Best

Tips to create accessible worksheets for students with low vision
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
Student using braille writer

School Year Journal

Encourage your students who are blind or visually impaired to write using these school journal ideas
read and roll collage

Roll and Read

Engage beginning readers in this reading game for braille users and their friends!
word family spinners

Word Family Spinners

Word family activity for beginning braille readers gives students practice recognizing patterns and developing fluency.

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