Literacy and Braille

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,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 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.

This self-paced is made up of 6 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.

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 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 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, focusing on 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 module demonstrates teaching strategies to improve literacy & writing skills of students with visual impairments

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

This tutorial examines elements that distinguish Common Core from previous state standards and the challenges they present

There are two webcasts in this training module demonstrating teaching strategies and adaptive devices 

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 visual impairment

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.
This lesson examines oppression through physical activity and the annotation of poem. It focuses on making the lesson accessible to VI student.
This lesson is a review of the three branches of government in preparation for a test on Checks and Balances.
This ELA lesson poses challenges for students with visual impairments because of the independent walking around the classroom viewing things hanging on the wall.
Explore the natural world with an active hands-on sensory hunt for various plants.
A lesson about the Underground Railroad that focuses on making it accessible for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Kids will have fun developing their pincer grasp with this alphabet card hanging activity!
No classroom is complete without an adapted version of Go Fish!
Practice pre-braille skills including tactile discrimination, sorting, and object identification in this simple game!

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