This section includes a wide range of information on recreational opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, from ideas for toys and play for young children to hobbies for older adults with visual impairments.

Recreation and Leisure are part of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) for students who are blind or visually impaired.  These skills promote the enjoyment of leisure activities, including learning new activities and making choices about how to spend leisure time

Wondering what features should be included when designing a playground for children with visual impairments?  This post includes suggestions for tactile elements, safety, multi-sensory features, and accessibility considerations.



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I have a student who is 4 and is blind. He is very self-directed and does not explore objects in his environment unless they are... read more
I have a student in my classroom who is blind and learning braille. We have moved from tennis balls to ping pong balls. He can spell... read more