TV and movies are easily a favorite recreation choice for many young adults. Whether they prefer to have a movie night with friends or to curl up alone on the couch and binge watch Netflix all weekend, the majority of Americans enjoy using movies or TV as a way to relax. Individuals who are blind or visually impaired are no exception. It can be challenging to find shows or movies that do not rely heavily on visual information, or that have enough dialogue to keep a person with a vision impairment engaged and able to follow the events. However, there are a number of options that make television and movies more accessible for individuals with vision impairments, and these options have increased significantly in recent years. This activity is designed to help students learn about and utilize these options so that they can access them for their own leisure in the future. This is also an opportunity for students to build on their social and assistive technology skills.
This activity is ideal for a small group of 3-4 students with vision impairments, but the size of the group can vary, and the group should by no means be restricted only to visually impaired students.