Education

Find resources for parents interested in supporting their child's educational needs, from reading and literacy to math and science.

Filter by: Braille and Literacy, IEPs, iPad Apps and Accessibility, Math and Science

Young child reading a Living Paintings tactile book.

Braille and Literacy

Living Paintings Tactile Books

Living Paintings is a Uk based charity that designs, creates, and publishes Touch to See books for kids who are blind.

CVI Toddler Vision Eye Training App

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Special Needs

CVI Toddler Vision Eye Training App

This free digital visual training tool for computer or mobile devices is designed to help toddlers with CVI practice their visual skills.

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Braille and Literacy, Support

Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight

Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight is dedicated to fostering the independence of people who are blind and visually impaired.

A box solar oven.

Math and Science

How To Make a Solar Oven: Step By Step

Building a solar oven is a great way to teach your child about heat, insulation, and the scientific method.

Mother teaching her child to read.

Braille and Literacy, Special Needs

How to Teach a Child With Dyslexia

Dyslexia can be challenging for kids and parents, but there are ways to teach a child with dyslexia to help them achieve their literacy - and life - goals.

Sensee braille learning kit.

Braille and Literacy

Sensee Braille Books and Learning Set

Sensee creates educational braille products for visually impaired children and I had the chance to look at (and touch!) their books.

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Braille and Literacy

Get Braille: Braille Transcribing Services

Get Braille specializes in converting documents into braille, large print, and audio materials for students, family members and customers.

CosmoBally

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Math and Science

Sonokids Apps Introduce Space, STEM, and Sonification to Kids Who Are Blind

These iPad apps from Sonokids feature the astronaut character CosmoBally who teaches blind children about space and sonification.

A little girl reading a book near a window.

Braille and Literacy, Education

11 Word Games to Help Kids With Dyslexia Recognize Sight Words

Children with dyslexia have difficulty remembering words that don't follow conventional rules, such as high-frequency sight words.

little girl looking through a red block

IEPs, Special Needs

CVI Now Creates IEP Guide for Parents of Kids with CVI

Navigating the IEP can be stressful. Learn about the IEP process, what to expect, and how to develop CVI-specific goals and evaluations.

braille blocks, puzzles and buttons

Braille and Literacy, Toys

The Best Braille Toys for Kids Who are Blind

Everything from alphabet blocks to raised line coloring pages and activity books to puzzles to card and board games... and so much more! And it's all in braille ready for...

a girl with a robot she made

Math and Science

20 Best Science Projects for Kids of all Abilities

All kids no matter their abilities or disabilities are curious and natural science learners!

young girl wearing a pink mask

Education, Special Needs

Returning to School 2021-2022: Concerns for Parents of Children with Special Needs and Medical Complexities

Virtual vs hybrid vs in-person learning? How to make the best back-to-school decisions for your special needs child.

boy sitting at table with an iPad

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Successful iPad Apps for Children with CVI

A collection of successful iPad apps for kids diagnosed with CVI as recommended by a TVI and CVI specialist.

Collection of math toys

Math and Science, Toys

The Best Accessible Toys for Teaching Basic Math Concepts to Kids who are Visually Impaired

Our favorite accessible math and number toys for teaching numbers, counting and one-to-one correspondence to blind and visually impaired children!

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Education, Special Needs

How Statewide School Testing Discriminates Against Special Needs Students

Is it always appropriate to test students, even those with severe disabilities? And can standardized tests be considered discriminatory, even when alternative testing options are offered to special needs students?

young girl listening to the Ballyland coding app, with a tactile game grid at hand

iPad Apps and Accessibility

How access to an ipad can change a blind child’s life

For children who are blind or visually impaired, iPads represent multi-purpose, portable Assistive Technology devices that can replace expensive AT devices.

ABCmouse homepage

Education

ABCmouse: A Unique Learning Experience

A fun, engaging and customizable learning platform for kids as young as toddlers through to the second grade.

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Assistive Technology, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Feelif: The Accessible Tactile Tablet for Kids who are Visually Impaired

Feelif is a tactile tablet that is able to combine native features of the Samsung tablet, like vibrations and the built-in screenreader, with a tactile surface to create a whole...

Leapfrog alphabet device with braille letter pieces

Braille and Literacy

brailleBOT

AlphaBraille created a fun toy that helps children with visual impairment learn the Braille alphabet. 26 puzzle pieces can be inserted into the device and the device plays the matching...

Rebecca playing with play-doh

Braille and Literacy, Toys

How I will change the world for my deafblind daughter, one toy at a time

One father's journey to imagine, create and even distribute accessible educational toys for children who are visually impaired

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Braille and Literacy

20 Apple Themed Books For Kids Who Are Blind

We've gathered 20 books about apples that kids are sure to enjoy this Fall season with links to formats in braille, audio and large print.

Braille and Literacy

National Braille Press Poetry Contest

Learn how you or your child can enter the first annual NBP Braille Poetry Contest. The deadline for entries is October 31, 2017.

Madilyn is happily reading braille and using her LeapFrog reader

Braille and Literacy

The #1 Way to Skyrocket Your Child’s Success in Braille

Are you missing out on the #1 most important thing your child needs to learn braille and be a successful braille reader well into their future?