Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Deafblind Strategies

Below are strategies posts related to Deafblindness.



Modified Candy Land pieces

Modificando el Juego “Candy Land” para Jugadores Ciegos o Sordociegos

Modificando el juego “Candy Land” para jugadores ciegos o sordociegos
Bath Time story with objects

Bath Time Discussion Box and Book

Discussion boxes are an early literacy activity for young children with visual impairments, deafblindness or multiple disabilities, where they collect real objects from a routine activity such as bath
Cover of Birthday Party experience book

Birthday Party Experience Book

Experience books are a great way to introduce young children who are blind or visually impaired, or those with multiple disabilities or deafblindness, to literacy and books, as in this Birthday Party.
Surgical mask

Ideas for Helping Students with Multiple Disabilities Including Deafblindness Wear Masks and Face Coverings

These Ideas are designed to encourage children with multiple disabilities Including deafblindness to wear masks and face coverings.
Boy sitting on bench at athletic field

Experience Story with a Social Theme

Experience stories can be used to help children with visual impairments, deafblindness or multiple disabilities to process emotions and anticipate what will happen.
Page of Baggie Book with tree

Make Your Own Baggie Experience Book

Baggie Experience Books are a great way to help young children or learners with deafblindness or multiple disabilities to make the transition from real objects to beginning literacy.
Fish cards with braille words

Games and Activities for Independent Braille Practice

These braille activities provide additional practice to promote independent braille literacy for students who are blind, low vision or deafblind.
Boy holding braille book of Christmas poems

Braille Book of Christmas Poems

This braille book of Christmas poems includes tactile graphics and is a fun way for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind to learn more about poetry.
A boy checks his work on a braille assignment.

Using APH Tactile Editing Marks Kit for Creative Writing Assignment

APH Tactile Editing Marks Kit makes editing accessible to braille students who are blind or visually impaired or deafblind.
two pigs

Beginning Books: Two Pigs Sleeping

This basic book was created for an 8-year-old girl in China who is deafblind. She has low vision and uses sign language to communicate.
Summer Book of trip to Minnesota

Summer Trip Book: Creating an Accessible Journal Photo Book

Tips to create an accessible journal photo book about summer trips, family vacations or other special events, using braille with a printed photo book.
Refrigerator with braille and print farm schedules

Making Upcoming Events Accessible to All Members of the Family

Make upcoming events accessible to all members of the family by posting the schedule in braille, as well as print.
Christmas roll activity with adaptation

Adapting Roll-a-Christmas-Tree Game

Ideas to make the Roll-a-Christmas-Tree game accessible to children who are deafblind, blind or visually impaired using braille and tactile materials
Turkey tail feathers

Thanksgiving Feathers: A Creative Writing Assignment

This creative writing assignment was done by a 4th grader, who is deafblind. He's quite proud of it and we're happy to share it here!
A boy who is deafblind uses an abacus with his interpreter

Using an Abacus with a Child Who Is Deafblind

These videos demonstrate the use of an abacus to solve addition and subtraction problems with a student who is deafblind with an interpreter using tactile sign, braille, and a teacher.
Accessible chess board with pieces

Making Chess Accessible To My Son Who Is Deafblind

My son, who is deafblind, is learning to play the game of chess using an accessible board. It's a fun way to practice braille literacy skills for kids who are blind or visually impaired.
Tactile cane on page of book

Creating a Book for a Braille Reader with CVI: Max and His Cane

This simple braille book tells the story about an 8-year-old boy who loses his cane. The colored illustrations are appealing for children with CVI.
Independent exercise sheet

Wellness Program for Youth Who Are Deafblind

Incorporate literacy skills into a wellness program for students with deafblindness or multiple disabilities.
A boy reads his braille calendar on the wall.

Tracking Reading Homework

Make your reading calendar accessible to braille users with these ideas!
Tactile Valentine post box

Creating an Accessible Valentine's Day Post Box

Make Valentine's Day accessible to children who are blind, deafblind, visually impaired or multiply disabled with accessible post boxes!

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