Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

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Page of Five Little Lights

Five Little Lights

By Diane Sheline
Guidelines to create a book about lights for children with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment)
Cover of One Yellow Slinky Bouncing Up and Down

One Yellow Slinky Bouncing Up and Down

By Diane Sheline
Create a book for children with CVI focusing on movement
story box, tactile symbols, and picture symbols

"Growing a Rainbow": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By lelusher
Preschool children who are blind or visually impaired can learn basic concepts hands-on activities, and the book can be made accessible through a story box, tactile symbols, picture symbols, and a talking book.
fake flowers glued to look like they are in a vase cut out of a blue gift bag with glitter on it

Mother's Day Crafts

By Liz Eagan
This is a fun Mother's Day activity for students who are blind or visually impaired, which uses braille and textured materials.
cover of look n cook microwave cookbook

Visual Recipes for Non-Readers

By Liz Eagan
These visual recipes have pictures that a non-reader can use to follow in a cooking lesson.
a drum set

Cymbal Braille File Folder Game

By Samantha Zauner
Dual media learners can practice the whole word braille contractions the, and, with, of, child, still, and to, with this file folder game.
Cover of Where Once There Was a Wood

"Where There Once Was a Wood": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By cmilburn
Tips to make picture books accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
materials to make Flush more accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired

"Flush": Accessible Ideas for Students with Multiple Disabilities

By lauraparker
Ideas to incorporate literacy and science ideas through the use of the book "Flush" and object symbols, a story box, picture symbols, and a talking book
picture symbols from the story

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Joyanna0510
Ideas to make "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" accessible to children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
plush toys that are part of the story box

"Pooh's Secret Garden": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Michael.Riley
Ideas to make books accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities using a talking book, story box, tactile symbols and picture communication cards
items from the story box including plush toys and the book

"Guess What?": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By whitley.martin
Ideas to make "Guess What" accessible to children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
picture symbols, tactile symbols, and tactile objects

"Bear Feels Sick": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Natalie Hatfield
Ideas to make "Bear Feels Sick" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
Liam reading the braille tape on the cover of Goodnight Moon

Note-Taking Strategy to Log School Reading Assignments

By Liamsmom
Tips to create an accessible reading log for braille students
PowerPoint slide for a sound walk in the talkingbook

"Dragon Was Terrible": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Sandy Sumpter
Tips to make "Dragon Was Terrible" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities using talking book, storybox, tactile symbols and picture symbols
story box contents

"The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Charlotte Roach
Ideas to make "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
Story box items and picture symbols for the red hen

"The Little Red Hen": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Jasamyn Nichols
Ideas to make "The Little Red Hen" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
items and activities to make Giraffes Can't Dance more accessible

"Giraffes Can't Dance": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Megan Cantrell
Ideas to make books accessible to students with multiple disabilities and visual impairments using story boxes, tactile symbols, picture cards, and a talking book
Pete the Cat plush toy and book

"Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes": Accessible Ideas for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Jstarks
Ideas to make "Pete the Cat" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities, using a story box, tactile symbols, picture cards, and a talking book
The Big Red Ball and the Little White Kitten

A Storybox for Teaching Colors

By Jbrown
This story box offers practice identify colors, as well as basic concepts, such as big and little.
a cartoon frog smiling

La Rana Mariana (Mariana the Frog)

By LAURA DE LA VARA CARRETERO
Ideas from Spain to adapt stories with multi-sensory elements for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.

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