Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired


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'Pinocchio' Tactile Story Book For The Visually Impaired People-Sözer VURGUN

Pinocchio Tactile Story Book

By Sozer Vurgun
Tactile books can help children with visual impairments to develop essential tactile skills.
two dice on a black surface

Rollin’ with Math Problems

By Beth Borysewicz
Create a simple math board game to give braille students practice reading and writing Nemeth, and practicing math facts.
Pattern calendar

Pattern Calendar with 3D Printed Shapes

By jesmcdowellTVIOandM
Create 3D printed shapes for a pattern calendar for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Black holes on tactile bulletin board

Space and Constellations Bulletin Board

By JFBamber
Tactile bulletin board of constellations
cards with photos of physical education activities

Choice Cards for Adaptive PE

By Liz Eagan
Choice cards for adaptive PE allow students with multiple disabilities to make choices and control their environment.
pickles lying on a wood table

Pickle Dissection with the Prodigi Connect

By laceyjo22
Collaborative science project in an inclusive setting for a middle school student with Low Vision
A PVC easel painted black with red bead necklaces hanging down from it.

CVI Bead Bar

By Krista Owens
Learn how to create your own CVI Bead Bar using Mardi Gras beads for students with cortical visual impairment.
Embossed Christmas tree

Christmas Designs to Emboss

By Charlotte Cushman
These embossable Christmas designs are fun for the holidays with braille users and others who enjoy tactile art.
Tactile Christmas tree on classroom door

Tactile Holiday Decorations

By Liz Eagan
Make your holiday decorations tactile and accessible to all children!
bulletin board with a scene and labels depicting the water cycle

Water Cycle Bulletin Board

By JFBamber
This bulletin board is accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, using braille and tactile graphics to explain the water cycle.
A young boy carries a muffin tin cup

Multi-Skill Braille Cell Muffin Tin Activity

By Tracy Fitch
This hands-on activity works on basic concepts and braille readiness skills.
Two boys sitting on rug holding their calendars

Making an Advent Calendar Accessible

By Liamsmom
Make your Advent calendar accessible to children who are blind or deafblind this Christmas using braille.
Christmas wreath in tactile experience book

Christmas Tactile Experience Book

By Susiene Royson
This example of a tactile experience book uses items associated with Christmas as a literacy experience for a girl with CVI and additional disabilities.
stuffed toys in a small toy box

Kipper's Toybox

By gwyn52
Extend learning opportunities for young children with visual impairments with these ideas for Kipper's Toybox.
Braille design examples

"Just for Fun" Braille Designs

By Edith West
Find out what size paper you need to make braille designs.
a group of stuffed bears with a knit tea cup and treats in front of them

Peace at Last: Extending Learning Opportunities for Math and Literacy

By gwyn52
Math and literacy extension activities for "Peace at Last" reinforce emergent skills for young children with visual impairments and other special needs.

Story Box for "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"

By Teresa Thomas
Story box idea for making "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" accessible to young children with visual impairments
Tree of Thanks

Tree of Thanks

By Liz Eagan
This Thanksgiving craft give students with visual impairments and other special needs the chance to write about what they are thankful for.
Cleaning supplies

Incorporating Writing and the ECC through Interviewing

By Liz Eagan
Interviewing others is a great way to practice ECC skills, such as career exploration, while also developing writing skills.
Turkey jars

Thankful Turkey Jar

By Liamsmom
Thanksgiving craft activity for kids who are blind, deafblind, low vision or with other special needs focusing on what they are thankful for