Teaching Resources

Brazilian trainers share their expertise in “Professionals and Parents--Partners in Habilitation and Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired Children: A Successful Experience”; in Portuguese.

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

Career and Business planning assistant is provided by Project Aspiro, a global initiative of the World Blind Union. Learn what resources are available and visit the success stories of Aspiro clients.

Source: Project Aspiro

​This online handbook covers the range, from basic number facts to advanced mathematics, and includes a handbook for spoken mathematics.

Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)

The Project MAX Status and Implementation Plan is used in conjunction with the Project MAX Practice Profile Implementation Rubric to document current implementation status, design specific action steps and check progress related to the Practice Profile core components for students with complex instructional needs.

Source: Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

Project SALUTE describes the hierarchy of communication symbols, from most abstract to most concrete. Color photographs of each of the eleven symbols are included; available in English and Spanish. 

Developed in collaboration with BANA (Braille Authority of North America), these are APH's proposed guidelines for transcribing early literacy textbooks into braille.

Source: American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

This guide identifies the challenges faced by students doing fieldwork in geography, and suggests strategies for overcoming them. Included is advice on note taking, handouts, and the use of maps and other graphics.

Source: Geography Discipline Network

Dr. Harvey Mar's overview of psychological evaluation of children who are deafblind. He defines several assessment approaches, answers common questions, and advises psychologists on preparing for the assessment.

Source: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

Maylene Bird and Karen Poston describe how to use brailled squares or dark lined large squares on a whole sheet of paper with binder clips to represent the dominant and recessive traits. They include diagrams that can be downloaded in various formats.

Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)

Information about obtaining, using, and disclosing medical information; concerns about safety; harassment; how to file a charge of employment discrimination.

Source: United States Equal Opportunities Commission

This checklist of questions ensures that seniors get the information they need from eye care professionals.

Source: VisionAware

A “resource to provide classroom teachers with a selection of strategies to address the reading needs of students with visual impairments.”

Source: Special Education Technology British Columbia

Promoting the hiring of workers with blindness or visual impairment by changing the attitudes of employers.

Source: Pancyprian Organization of the Blind

In a 90-minute recorded webinar, Dr. Lauren Lieberman discusses helping individuals who are deafblind to develop an interest in recreational activities. She offers suggestions on individualizing one's approach, researching communication patterns, developing a plan, and maintaining interest.

Source: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

TSynopses of current research findings, with links to further information and full texts.

Source: Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation

AFB Press maintains a detailed list of print and multimedia publications, organized by core area.  Many of the resources are available for purchase.  Titles link you to the AFB store.

Source: American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

This page is full of interesting resources, and includes discussion groups and local organizations. Connecting with blind people in your area can be a great motivator and lead to valuable contacts.

Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

The history and current status of vocational training in Romania, including employment of individuals with visual impairment.

Source: Pancyprian Organization of the Blind

The history and current status of vocational training in Romania, including employment of individuals with visual impairment.

Source: Pancyprian Organization of the Blind

Peggy Freeman gives advice on the importance of routines to parents of babies who are deafblind with multiple disabilities, with detailed suggestions for routines for feeding, sleeping, bathing, dressing and undressing, and toileting.

Source: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)