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Cover of the Ocean animal Sounds Book (image of waves) and text, "Building Concepts with Ocean-Themed Activities"

Ocean Animal Sounds Book and Activities

Heading to the beach for a summer vacation? Summer is the perfect time to build concepts about ocean animals and things that you might find at the beach....
Cartoon "circle"-shaped character on a roof with a telescope and text, "Sonic Math fundamentals Part 2: Tracing Games"

Sonic Math Fundamentals Part 2: Tracing

The purpose of the Tracing Teaching Tool is to introduce the students to the concept of dragging a finger along a digital line or along the border of a digital...
Text: "Frog Activities!" image of Icky Sticky Frog and Frog Sounds book covers, frog coloring page, and solid black outline frog

Frog Activities

Summer evenings are full of nature sounds! Can you identify the kind of frog by its sound? Each page of this fun emerging reader book has one clear frog image...
Screenshot of the Hide and Seek Game with a swings, dog, fountain, picnic & pond. "Sonic Math Fundamentals: Finding Games"

Sonic Math Fundamentals Part I: Finding

Stand up, raise your hands, and shout, “Hallelujah!”  ObjectiveEd has created an accessible preschool and kindergarten iOS math app! General education...
Tracing Lines worksheet: 4 curvy or pointed lines leading to ice cream cones and text, " Graphics Literacy: Tracing Lines"

Graphics Literacy: Tracing Lines

There are numerous tracing lines worksheets for preschoolers and kindergarten students with vision. The primary goal of these worksheets is to help refine...
Simple tactile graphic of California and text, "How your student can label maps!"

California Map Lesson 2: Cartographic Activity

Cartography is the science or art of making maps. How can a braille student create a map? In this activity, Logan's class was given a worksheet with a map of...
Hands holding a tablet in front of man presenting. Text: "From a Distance Part 1" and "take a picture it lasts longer."

From a Distance Part 1: Take a Picture, It Lasts Longer

I’ve always had low vision.  I never knew anything different, and frankly I think a lot of the experiences I had as a young woman with low vision shaped who I...
Image of document divided into Cold-Blooded Animals and Warm-Blooded Animals with pictures of various animals in each category.

Google Docs Table Activity: Warm/Cold-Blooded Animals

Preschoolers learn to group items into categories, starting with activities that group by color, shape or size. The content of what is being categorized...
Tactile graphic egg worksheet, real egg, and 2 Easter eggs with text, "Eggs-citing Tactile Graphic Activities!"

Eggs-citing Tactile Graphic Activities!

Spring is just around the corner! Daffodils are blooming, grass is turning green, leaves are budding, and birds are building nests. Activities for younger...
Hands holding an iPad with text, "Assistive Technology Scope & Sequence Chart. Tech Lesson 3: Spreadsheets: rows, grids & tables

AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence: Tech Lessons 3

These blog links support the AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence Chart for K-5 students using an iPad with VoiceOver. The AT Technology Skills Scope and...
Picture of a newspaper with a picture and text, "Touching the News"

Touching the News: Tactile Graphics

I remember back in middle school when my social studies teacher required every student to clip an article from the newspaper each week to discuss in class....
Open laptop with Desmos logo and text, "Accessible, Interactive Math with Desmos"

Accessible, Interactive Math with Desmos

During recent discussions about what accessible math tools students are using, Desmos is always one of the first tools mentioned. Desmos, a graphing calculator...
CVC Wordle game with braille Velcro tiles and symbols; text, "CVC Wordle and how to make Wordle Accessible"

Wordle Part 2: Classroom Activities

Wordle, the word puzzle game, has taken off and educators are jumping on the Wordle train! (For more information about Wordle, see Wordle: 5 letter guessing...
Screenshot of Braille Math Editor textbox showing 1 3/4=7/4 in Nemeth code and in print. Text:"Braille Math Editor: Nemeth Code"

Braille Math Editor: Student Video Tutorial

I like to say that now is a great time to be a blind person interested in STEM, as both accessing and presenting math and other STEM content is becoming...
Screenshot of Wordle game with two guesses and text, "Puzzle Game"

Wordle: 5 letter guessing game

Wordle is a free online puzzle game where players try to guess a valid five-letter word in six tries or less. Wordle can be played on a computer or mobile...
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Project Inspire: Online Courses on Nemeth Code within UEB!

Are you a teacher struggling with Nemeth Code? Does your braille middle school student need support in math - or maybe you are looking for a fun math program?...
Images of an iPad with GoTap Braille app and three screenshots of different braille games.

GoTap Braille: An iPad App with the Framework for Teaching Braille

Although current data suggests that less than 10% of students with blindness or significant visual impairment read braille, those of us in the field know how...
Hands holding an iPad with text: " Assistive Technology Scope and Sequence Chart. Tech Lesson 1: Basic Operations"

AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence: Tech Lessons 1

Tech Lessons: Basic Operations (Diane Brauner January 2022) These blog links support the AT Technology Skills Scope and Sequence Chart for K-5 students using...
Screenshot from book with Christmas tree and text: The Grinch does not have a tree." and "alphabetic Words: Not, Like and But."

The Grinch and Max: Emerging Reader Digital Book

This digital book was written for Addy because she loves the Dr. Seuss book The Grinch. Last year, I hand brailled a copy of The Grinch for her and added...
4 cartoon trees depicting spring, summer, fall, winter and text, "Season-Themed Summary Post"

Season-Themed Summary Post

Educators are always searching for ways to make lessons fresh and exciting. Embedding seasonal activities provides creative learning opportunities while...
Outline of a turkey with text, "Turkey Activities"

Turkey Activities: Front and Side View Tactile Graphics

Gobble, Gobble! What turkey-related activities are you planning this November? Turkey Coloring Graphics As always, introduce a realistic (3 dimensional)...
Kindergarten student following a cruise ship path through the Adriatic Sea with text, "Cruise Ship Tactile Graphics!"

Building World Concepts 2: Cruise Ship

In the first Building World Concepts post, first grade Logan examines a tactile graphic of a bus and then then follows his grandma and Noni's travels through...
Cover of Addyson book with an adorable preschooler holding a chalkboard sign, "Addyson 1st day of preschool, 2021-2022"

1st Day of Preschool: ePub Book

Social media blows up at the beginning of each school year as thousands of "first day" of school pictures are uploaded and shared. First day activities often...
Photo of 4 Braille Code Blocks and text, "Braille Code Blocks"

Updated Braille Blocks for CodeSnaps App

Students are back in school and coding activities are in full swing. Why are kids so excited about coding? Part of the appeal is the challenge and reward of...
First grade student wearing glasses with hands exploring a tactile map and text, "Building World Concepts"

Building World Concepts with Tactile Graphics

Remember sitting down with the family to watch slides after the grandparents went on vacation? Fast forward to 21st century grandparents - who FaceTime from...
Screenshot of the Boom Deck cover: icon of the ABC's in simulated braille with the image of a hand reading the Braille.

Braille Boom Cards: Braille Learning Series 4

TVI Jeanette Norman has created and shared free cane and braille-related Boom Decks for students with low vision. Her latest Boom Card Deck shares three...
Screenshot of digital Google map with customized pins with text: Map Explore: Part 2

Map Explore: Using Customized Questions

It just keeps getting better and better! As an O&M, I am so excited to be able to create customized questions to go along with my customized map! These...
Cover of the Shenandoah National Park Vacation book (mom holding hands with her two preschoolers) and text, "Experience Book"

Shenandoah National Park Vacation: Experience Book

Just how important are emerging reader books, especially books about the student? Creating books about things the student is interested in or things the...
Photo of Parts of Bats original worksheet and photo of bat outline with text, Labeling Images

Labeling Images: Parts of a Bat Lesson

Remember that biology class when you had to label the various parts of the frog? Or when you learned the circulatory system and had to label all the veins in...
Photo of the tactile California state geology map with braille labels and text, "California Map Lesson 1"

California Map Lesson 1

Adapting assignments is a huge piece of the TVI puzzle! Jessica, TVI extraordinaire, shares how she created a base map of her state and used this map to...
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How I Use the Apple Pencil with Low Vision

When I recently upgraded to the iPad Air 4th Generation (also known as the Model A2316), I decided to get the Apple Pencil 2nd Generation, as my friend had...
photo of a pumpkin and text, "Presentation Tech Lesson"

Pumpkin Life Cycle Lesson: Presentation (Powerpoint)

Young students are embedding technology skills into daily classroom activities. Use these pumpkin-themed activities to reinforce concepts, reading/writing...
Tactile Graphic Halloween Suduko with bats, ghosts, pumpkins and gum drops and text, "Halloween Suduko: Tactile"

Halloween Suduko Part 2: Tactile Graphics

In the original (and very popular!) post, Halloween Suduko Puzzle: Grids and Tables, we learned how to create an accessible Suduko table for the iPad and how...
Image of a carved pumpkin and text, "Pumpkin-themed Worksheets"

Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 8: Multiple Pumpkin Worksheets

Now that we know how to quickly create a variety of preschool and early elementary worksheets, let's quickly create themed worksheets to teach a variety of...
Pictures of tactile spider, spider life cycle, and spider crafts (Play-Doh spider & spider web) and text, "Spider Activities!"

Spider Activities

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are turning colors, school has started and classrooms are diving into fall themed activities! Here are some creepy crawling...
Photo of shape same and different worksheet with a given shape then two shape options.

Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 8: Same and Different Worksheets

In the recent tactile graphics series, preschool and early elementary worksheets have been used to teach common concepts. These worksheets can be easily...
Photo of a color-by-shape coconut tree coloring page with text, "Color-by-Number or Color-by-Shape Accessible Worksheet."

Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 7: Color the Picture Worksheet

This series focuses on how to create tactile educational materials using simple software and a tactile graphics machine, such as a PIAF or Swell machine. The...
Image of 5 solid ducks and text, "Counting Activities. Creating Tactile Graphic Images Part 6"

Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 6: Characters and Counting

In the previous post, Creating Tactile Graphics Images Part 5: Shapes, we continued the discussion on creating simple preschool and early elementary worksheets...
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CVI Presentation for Classroom Teachers

Perfect for back-to-school gen ed training, this CVI PowerPoint presentation introduces staff to Cortical Visual Impairments (CVI) and teaching students with...
Bookshare’s Launch into Learning Logo with an illustration of students in a pencil shaped rocket ship

Back to School with Bookshare!

Back to school has started and Bookshare is helping teachers prepare their classrooms for students with special needs. Bookshare's free guide, Launch Into...

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