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November 23, 2022
2022 Gifts Ideas for the Blind or Visually Impaired

Looking for a gift this holiday season for someone who is blind or visually impaired? Check out these awesome gift ideas! Audible Subscription ~$15.00 and up Personalized Braille Gifts ~$4.00 and up Braille Board Games ~$10.00 and up Beep Balls ~$8.00 and up PenFriend ~$150.00 Tonies From Target From Amazon ~$70.00-$100.00 Crayola Light Board ~$52.00 Glitter […]

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January 31, 2023
Learn Braille with Hadley

To celebrate the end of Braille Literacy Month, here are some great resources to help you learn braille! Have you checked out Hadley’s braille workshops? Hadley utilizes a revolutionary platform that allows people with or without sight loss to learn Braille. It provides interactive courses, resources and even continuing education credits for those who want […]

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January 14, 2021
Remote Orientation & Mobility

Introduction to Building Cognitive Maps In order to independently orient themselves to their environment, individuals who are visually impaired are taught to systematically build maps in their head. It is often referred to as building a cognitive or mental map. This is a process that is introduced at a young age and is expanded upon […]

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January 7, 2021
Teaching Pre-Braille Remotely

Teaching Pre-Braille Remotely Teaching a 4-year old Pre-Braille remotely has had its challenges.   Shouldn't they be learning through play? How am I going to teach a tactual concept through the computer?  How am I going to remotely expand their concept development? Suddenly, 10 years into my career, I felt like a first year teacher again Now, […]

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January 22, 2014
Making Accurate Measurements

Does your VI child have a dream of becoming an engineer, architect, scientist? Do they wonder how they will make  accurate measurements? This year I have had the pleasure of working with a teacher who had the solution to this problem.Below is a picture of a digital caliper with an extra-large LCD Screen. This tool allowed […]

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May 21, 2013
CCTV Reading Fun

Introducing a CCTV to a young or old child can be intimidating.  Below are some games I enjoy playing with my students to help them become more comfortable with their CCTVs.1.) Buy Memory at the store and play it under the CCTV. Have the child practice using the zoom function by exploring the small details […]

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May 6, 2013
Pre -Braille Games

As we all know, toddlers and preschool students learn best through play. When working with a student who is blind, that is the key age to get in those pre-braille skills. Below, I listed a few of my favorite pre-braille games/activities. Feel free to comment and share your child's as well!  Candyland Make Candyland tactile […]

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April 22, 2013
Fun Ways to Teach Braille to Partially Sighted Students

As a TVI or a parent of a Braille reader who is partially sighted, you may find that it can often be difficult to convince your child/student to read Braille. Below are some games/activities I use to make Braille fun for students who are partially sighted. TWINGO Players: 2-4 Materials:Twister BoardTwister SpinnerHigh Contrast Tape24 BINGO Chips […]

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