Social Studies Resources

In this section, teachers will find practical suggestions for making geography and social studies accessible for students who are blind or visually impaired. Included are tips for the classroom, ideas for activities, and techniques to adapt lessons and materials.

RNIB's classroom resources pages contain suggestions for specific subject areas, including Geography

Source: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Stuart Snowdon offers practical strategies for teaching geography to students with visual impairments, including ideas for instructional methods, materials, and mapwork.

Source: Staffordshire Learning Net

Description of a low vision program in Malawi that was improved by training the professionals, parents, and the children.

Source: International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)

NCGE works to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning.  The site includes links to resources, publications, and events.

Barriers to the utilization of community-based rehabilitation (CBR) services for individuals with blindness in rural South India.

Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

Understanding how disability affects people in villages, small towns, and cities, and the role of community-based rehabilitation in delivering services; in simplified language.

Source: Independent Living Institute