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Dr. Jan van Dijk describes his educational approach, including the topics of attachment and the development of communication.Source: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
A collaborative project to create educational services in China for preschoolers and older children who are blind, including those with additional disabilities. Conference paper presented by Perkins International staff Deborah Gleason and Xiaguang Peng; Additional Project Consultants: Charlotte Cushman, Laurel Hudson, Lisa JacobsSource: International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)
Stacy Shafer outlines some of Dr. Lilli Nielsen's recommendations for designing a learning environment for a child with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.Source: Future Reflections, 2005, National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
What is Orientation and Mobility (O&M)? VisionAware provides this overview of the concepts and the professionals who provide this training.Source: VisionAware
Suggestions for creating tactile teaching aids, including clocks, a geometry kit, tactile maps, globe, chemical equation tiles, and more.Source: Eyeway.org (India)
An interactive animated dictionary illustrating the workings of the human eye.Source: LensShopper
Describes the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human eye; includes graphics, photos, and information about medications.Source: Ted M. Montgomery, O.D.
A listing of accessibility features on Android-compatible smartphones, with Settings information for customizing a device.
Information about aniridia and living with the condition.
Ann Gelles shares a series of animal stories designed to teach contractions to beginning braille readers. "Students are introduced to … whole word contractions and short form words as they learn and practice the alphabet."Source: California School for the Blind
The APH report was conducted in 2005-2006 to analyze mathematics research and studies that meet the criteria for evidence-based practice.Source: American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
This list compiled by the American Printing House includes recorded presentations and interviews going back to August 2005. Links here launch a player to listen onlineSource: American Printing House for the Blind
The Quick Tips video series provides weekly ideas (under 5 minutes) for incorporating American Printing House for the Blind (APH) resources into your lessons. Bookmark this idea bank and visit often!Source: American Printing House for the Blind
Apple picking is a seasonal sensory experience that can be fun for kids of all abilities!Source: Sensory Sun
This site is designed to empower users of Apple products who are blind or visually impaired. This includes the range of Mac computers, iPads, iPhones, iPods, and related applications.
The Art Beyond Sight Collaborative includes community-based groups and local affiliates of national agencies, museums and other arts-related organizations, elementary and high schools, colleges and universities, national and international advocacy groups, and blind, visually impaired, and sighted art enthusiasts.Source: Art Beyond Sight
Ideas for hands-on art activities for students who are blind or visually impaired, including paper, metal, string/yarn, beads/braids, wood, soap carving, and more.Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
Hands-on ideas for craft projects to increase tactile discrimination and fine motor skills. Search for holiday themes and tips on materials.Source: Paths to Literacy