Literacy and Braille

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to effectively and creatively adapt classroom materials while enhancing a Braille-rich environment for your students.
These hands-on accessible science activities are designed for students who are blind or visually impaired with multiple disabilities to learn about snow.
Sharon Stelzer demonstrates a full-day calendar system that she developed for a 14 year old student.
This webinar explores experience and concept books, as well as story and conversation boxes.
Ira Padhye discusses the transition from whole to partial objects as well as the construction of the calendar system.
The tutorial explores listening as a learning strategy for students with print disabilities, including sensory, cognitive, learning, and physical impairment.
This webinar will cover the concept of "Listening" in an educational context, specifically in the development of literacy skills.
Marguerite describes the benefits of schedule systems as developing literacy skills, concepts, memory, and expressive and receptive communication.
In this video, Hilary demonstrates a portable calendar system that she developed for one of her teenage students.
This short video provides a brief overview of the use of a multi-step object system for students who are ready to move on from a single object system.
Megan demonstrates how she adapted the book "What's for Lunch" using prompts, a student-activated switch, and simple visual and tactile representations of food.
In this video, Ira Padhye presents an experience book that she made for her students about going to the supermarket.
In this teachable moment, Kate Fraser talks about the importance of arrows in science.
Christa Hulburt demonstrates an adapted book, The Shape Surprise that she made for a preschool student with low vision and describes the skills she is teaching.
Given three reading samples, blind and visually impaired students will be able to successfully determine the theme of each story.
In this video, Megan presents the book, The Tiny Seed, that she created for her student who has CVI.
In this video Ira demonstrates a tactile book she has created for her students on the topic of brushing teeth.
Learn how to adapt books for students with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) and other disabilities.
This video demonstrates how the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" book design is meant to develop skills related to visual attention and visual tracking.
This self-paced tutorial discusses how to modify the environment and materials for more effective access to literacy and communication for students.
This video demonstrates the use of an adapted book. It is an experience-style book that is based on a Christmas Party at school.
Students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities often require Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies.
This tutorial looks at positioning and other best practices to increase access to technology for multiple disabilities students during classroom activities.
Bookshare in Depth is made up of 5 sessions, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Webinar presentation on dual media assessment and strategies for students who use both print and braille.
Deirdre Leech talks about the challenges that parents and teachers of students with multiple disabilities and deafblindness face with regard to literacy.
A webinar presentation on literacy adaptations, accommodations, and strategies used in classrooms for children who are deafblind.
This webinar explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
This tutorial explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
This tutorial discusses a variety of techniques and strategies that parents and teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students with CVI.
This tutorial introduces Paths to Literacy, a new online resource about literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired.
This training module demonstrates teaching strategies to improve literacy and writing skills of students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
This presentation focuses on the various literacy adaptations, accommodations, and strategies used in classrooms for children who are deafblind.
This tutorial provides an overview of the SMART Brailler's features and benefits, and how the SMART Brailler can promote braille literacy.
Teaching children who are dual media learners presents challenges, but offers incredible rewards as they develop the literacy tools needed for success.
This tutorial examines elements that make Common Core different from previous state standards and the challenges they present for visually impaired students.
There are two webcasts in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairment.
This tutorial explores the role of the teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) in reading and writing instruction.
This training module demonstrates teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with with visual impairments access to printed content.
This webinar introduces Paths to Literacy, an online resource for information about literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired.
This webinar teaches viewers about the iOS' accessibility features for users who are blind or visually impaired.
This webinar presents an overview of SMART Brailler's features and benefits.
Webinar discusses a variety of techniques and strategies that parents and teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students with a diagnosis of CVI.
This presentation explores the role of the teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) in reading and writing instruction.
Positioning and other best practices to increase access to technology for students with multiple disabilities during classroom activities.
This activity will teach blind and visually impaired students about historical figures by using biography boxes.
This webinar presents an introduction to the Braille Mini.
This cooking project can be used as a simple activity or expanded to include multiple skills and goals.
Use meaningful language and tangible symbols to create an accessible schedule calendar.
Kids will enjoy giving and receiving these tangible Valentines, perfect for building holiday concepts.

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