Paths to Literacy

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Accessible Games, Commercially Available

The Holiday Season seems like a good time to share this article from Future Reflections, a publication of the National federation of the Blind (NFB). In 2008, contributor and educator Merry-Noel Chamberlain compiled a list of toys and games commercially available which are accessible to players with visual impairments, right out of the box. Follow the link above to "Merry-Noel’s Game List: A List of Nonvisually Accessible Commercial Games"

Chamberlain expands her list with suggested materials that can be used to adapt games, and tips for modifying games with braille and other tactile or audio information.

Given the age of this article, some products may no longer be available, and there are certain to be new games that are not listed here. Include your suggestions in the comments area, and let us know of other tips that have worked for you!

Remember to use the hashtags #a11ygifts#toys4blindkids, and #blindholidayfun to find gift ideas on Twitter and Pinterest.

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