Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired


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colorful letters in a pile

Make Your Own Braille Word Search Puzzles!

By PennyR
Learn how to make your own braille word search puzzle!
Spaghetti braille

Spaghetti Braille Game: Dot 5 Contractions for Dual Media Learners

By Samantha Zauner
Dual media learners can have fun practicing dot 5 braille contractions with this spaghetti-themed file folder game!
different textures represent different layers of the Earth

Layers of the Earth Tactile Graphics

By Liamsmom
Tactile graphics with braille labels help to make a science activity about the layers of the Earth accessible to students who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired.
Tactile Book of Endangered Animals-there is a whale floating in the sea on the cover of the book

Tactile Book of Endangered Animals

By Sozer Vurgun
A tactile book of endangered species is adapted for students who are blind, low vision or deafblind, using braille and tactile illustrations.
Tactile Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe

Tactile Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe

By Crystal McConnell
This accessible tactile tic tac toe game is a fun Halloween activity for students who are blind or visually impaired!
Spooky Halloween pumpkins

Halloween Maze

By Samantha Zauner
A Halloween-themed board game for braille readers to practice contractions and other braille symbols.
Cover of "What's Inside?" pumpkin book

Pumpkin Experience Book

By Liz Eagan
Create your own pumpkin experience book with students with visual impairments, deafblindness or multiple disabilities
Cursive letters s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z

Teaching Handwriting to a Braille Reader

By Jodi Floyd
Tips to teach cursive handwriting and signatures to a braille reader or person who is blind or visually impaired.
a woman, a young woman, and a woman dressed as Jasmine from Aladdin stand together while Jasmine signs the autograph book

Theme Park Tactile Autograph Book for the Blind

By Tracy Fitch
Create your own tactile autograph book to make a visit to a theme park, such as Disney World or Disneyland, accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired.
a baby owl on a dirt path

Owl Babies Story Box

By Liamsmom
Create a storybox about Owl Babies for children who are deafblind, blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.
A teenage boy reading a page of braille

Maintaining Braille Skills Using a Daily Journal for an English Language Learner

By Scott Baltisberger
Using a daily journal to help an English Language Learner (ELL) maintain braille skills through the summer
Liam reading the name tags on the organization bench

Organizing Bench to Promote Independent Living Skills

By Liamsmom
Promote independent living skills and braille literacy through an organizer bench at home or school
a set of emojis with an x through them

5 Ways to Make Email More Accessible

By Cory Bohon
Tips to make email more accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired
Brailler with color-coded stars

Braille Chart for Sighted Classmates Learning Braille Visually

By jesmcdowellTVIOandM
This fun hands-on activity is a great way to help sighted classmates learn about the braille code!
Reading braille cards

Braille Matching Game: Supporting Braille Objectives

By Liamsmom
This braille matching game is a fun way to practice braille contractions and to promote braille literacy!
Laundry on bed

Laundry: Home Activity for Children with CVI, Phase III

By Brenda Biernat
Laundry offers a chance to work on visual functioning skills, as well as independent living skills, for children with CVI in Phase III.
Secret braille code

Secret Code Braille

By katyringo
Promote braille literacy with this Secret Code Braille activity!
Traction Man bucket

Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey

By gwyn52
Extend the multi-sensory learning activities for the Traction Man book!
Interactive volcano bulletin board

Interactive Earth Science Tactile Bulletin Board

By JFBamber
Create your own interactive tactile bulletin board for students with visual impairments!
Examples of braille reversals

Scratching Your Head with Braille Reversals?

By Karen Carl
Ideas for braille students who reverse letters or who may be dyslexic.