Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

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UKAAF Transcribing Foreign Language Materials

Transcribing Braille for Foreign Language Learners

By John Chester
A TVI shares how he creates braille for pupils learning a foreign language.
Putting braille labels on a cup

Labeling Cups at Home

By Liamsmom
Labeling cups in braille can promote braille literacy, as well as independent living skills.
A girl uses a tactile graphic organizer to practice place values

Teaching Place Value Using a Tactile Graphical Organizer

By Sensory Sun
Tips to teach place values to children who are blind or visually impaired using a tactile graphical organizer
Tiara for princess party

Mackenzie’s Birthday Party: An Experience Book

By Samantha Neukomm
Creating a tactile experience book about a princess birthday party with a young girl who is blind. This is a great way to promote braille literacy!
Braille on Ace of Spades

How to Braille Playing Cards

By PennyR
Guidelines on how to braille playing cards for players who are blind or low vision
Index card with "help" in print and braille

Cards to Promote Independence

By Liz Eagan
Promote independence with students with special needs, including those with visual impairments, using these index cards.
Liam touching the brailled garden labels

Writing Garden Labels

By Liamsmom
Include braille in your summer by inviting your child or student to write garden labels!
Yoda braille design

Yoda Braille Design

By Edith West
This braille design of Yoda is a fun way to practice braille literacy skills and to create braille art or braille drawings.
Cover of Clue Jr.

Adapting Clue Jr. for Children with Vision Impairments

By Katie Rae
Tips to adapt the board game of Clue Jr. for children who are blind or low vision.
A young child plays the drum with his mother

Activities for Learning at Home and in the Community

By Kari Arnold
Ideas of activities for families to try at home or in the community with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
Pizza braille game

Pizza Braille Game: Part-Word Contractions

By Samantha Zauner
This game is designed to reinforce part-word braille contractions with dual media learners.
Braille Darth Vader design

Darth Vader Braille Design

By Edith West
This braille design of Darth Vader is a fun way to practice braille literacy skills and to create braille art or braille drawings.
A young woman cuts celery on a red cutting board.

Easy Ideas to Promote Independence in Daily Living

By Jennifer Jeffcoat
Simple ideas to help people who are blind or visually impaired to be more independent around the house.
Fridge magnets, braille letters spell love with tactile heart, also star magnet and dachshund magnet

Making Braille Magnets for Beginning Readers

By jesmcdowellTVIOandM
Step-by-step instructions to create your own braille magnets for beginning braille readers
A young girl examines a pop-up illustration of an alligator nose in a picture book

Reading Aloud to Children with Visual Impairment

By Tina Herzberg
Tips for parents, families, and teachers on reading aloud to children who are blind or visually impaired
A student holds up her braille year book next to her twin brother

Yearbook Time! Ideas on Including Students with Visual Impairments

By jesmcdowellTVIOandM
Ideas to make the yearbook experience accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
Bellringer questions with question marks

Bellringers: A Warm-Up Activity for Braille Students

By Anna C. Gayle
These warm-up questions are a great activity to promote braille literacy skills.
a board book with text on one page describing butterflies, and a plastic butterfly glued to the other

Tactile Book for a New Preschool Student

By Liz Eagan
A dual media learner creates a tactile book for a preschool student.
Braille tow truck

Tow Truck Braille Design

By Edith West
Braille design of tow truck is a fun project to promote braille literacy, as well as accessible drawing for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Monopoly with adaptations

Tips to Adapt Games for Children with Vision Impairments

By Katie Rae
Tips to adapt board games for players who are blind or visually impaired using tactile elements and braille.

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