Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired


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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.
Red cup and yellow washcloth

Using Tangible Symbols at Home

By Liamsmom
Guidelines to use object symbols at home with children who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired with additional disabilities (VIMD)
cards with questions on one side and paperclips on the back

Challenge Card Game: Practice Braille Reading Skills While Having Fun!

By Raquel Espina
In this interactive game, students take turns reading braille cards and responding to the challenge written on the card.
a teddy bear holding a note to nurse in braille

Nurses Appreciation Day

By Liz Eagan
Teaching students to show their appreciation is a great way to practice braille literacy skills, while also reinforcing areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum.
Liam feeling the word "love" in braille on the new bench

Woodwork and Braille

By Liamsmom
Incorporate braille into your home, both indoors and out!
Worksheet with braille contractions and print words

Knowledge Checks of Contractions for Dual Media Learners

By Samantha Zauner
Worksheets for dual media learners to practice whole word braille contractions
CVI pegboard book

Getting Ready for School: CVI-Friendly Pegboard Book

By Diane Sheline
Learn how to make a pegboard book for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) following the model of Active Learning
Cover of Three Bright Red Pom Poms Lined Up in a Row

Three Bright Red Pom Poms Lined Up in a Row

By Diane Sheline
Learn to create your own book for children with CVI (cortical visual impairment) in Phase 1
Page of book with red mylar gift bag on right

Where is the Red Gift Bag?

By Diane Sheline
DIY book for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) using a red mylar gift bag
Materials for modified version of Clifford's Family

Clifford's Family: Modified Version

By Diane Sheline
Step-by-step instructions to modify Clifford's Family for Children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
Image of slinky on page of "My Favorite Things" book

My Favorite Things

By Diane Sheline
Tips to create a CVI-friendly book about a child's favorite things
Page with 3 silver pie tins and one red puff

Three Silver Pie Tins and One Red Puff

By Diane Sheline
Learn to make your own book for children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) using pie tins and red pompoms