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

Peekaboo Barn

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Peekaboo Barn App Review

Eric Jerman, COMS, reviews the popular iPad app Peekaboo Barn. He explains how the app works and why it's ideal for young children learning simple fine motor skills. He also...

hand reading braille

Braille and Literacy

Teaching Braille Reading and Writing

Lucia Hasty and Perkins School for the Blind have developed this webcast that discusses how to teach braille reading and writing to blind children. The video is in seven parts...

Max with sister Callie

IEPs

7 Powerful IEP Strategies

Jennie shares her strategies for a successful IEP meeting for parents of children how are blind or have vision impairments.

Braille Counting Cards

Braille and Literacy

Creative Adaptations for Learning (CAL)

CAL's mission is to make pictures “visible” to people who are blind the way printed words are “readable” through braille. CAL's books and flash cards are wonderful ways to introduce...

Out-of-Sight Science Experiments

Math and Science, Visual Impairment

Out-of-Sight Science Experiments

Scientists Dr. Lillian A. Rankel and Marilyn Winograd have written 32 step-by-step experiments for blind youngsters to do at home with family and friends.

Goodnight Moon to Touch

Braille and Literacy

Goodnight Moon to Touch with Braille and Tactile Graphics

NBP asked artist Irma Goldberg to re-create important images mentioned in the text of Goodnight Moon, like the bowl of mush, the comb, the mittens, and so forth. Now Goodnight...

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Braille and Literacy

Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund (MBTF)

America's largest and most advanced producer of braille and tactile resources transcribes traditional texts, graphics, legal documents, users manuals and more. Download their PDF catalog for their current titles.

CARE project by NOAH

IEPs

IEP Resources for Children with Albinism

NOAH provides parents and educators of school aged children with albinism with resource information that will aid them in formulating their child’s IEP.

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Braille and Literacy

ReadBooks! Braille Literacy Program

ReadBooks! is a national children's braille literacy program encouraging families with blind children to read print/braille books together.

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Braille and Literacy

Learning Ally (Recording for the Blind)

Formerly known as Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Learning Ally produces audio-format textbooks for students of all ages.

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Braille and Literacy, Toys

Hungry Fingers Tactile Toys & Graphics

Hungry Fingers educational tools are designed to give visually impaired children the confidence that with poor vision, or even without sight, they can be in command of the space around...

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Braille and Literacy

Bookshare: An Accessible Online Library

Bookshare is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. Members with visual impairments can listen to books by using a text-to-speech synthesized voice, read books in...

two kids on iPad

Braille and Literacy

Paths to Literacy for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

A literacy site from Perkins and TSBVI designed to assist educators and families in their quest to provide literacy experiences for their children who are blind or visually impaired.

Ivan reading with his dad

Braille and Literacy

The Best Braille Children’s Book Resources on the Internet

We'll show you the best places to find braille children's books, coloring books, and learning kits - and many of them are free!

Ivan reading his book

Braille and Literacy

Ten Tips to Help You Teach Yourself Braille

Maybe your child is just getting ready to begin learning Braille or maybe your blind infant is years away from phonics lessons but you want to get a head start....

Ivan touching his cat

Math and Science, Visual Impairment

4 Creative Ways to Teach Blind Kids about Animals

Here are some fun and creative ways to teach your blind child about the animal kingdom. Have you ever thought about touching a real shark at a science museum?

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Education, Visual Impairment

Six Reasons to Homeschool Your Blind Child

I asked a group of parents who homeschool their blind children to explain to me why they thought homeschool was the best option.

Ivan reading

Braille and Literacy

Beginning Braille Skills

Young braille readers need exposure to reading materials at an early age. Here are some simple things you can do now to help get your blind baby off to a...

Pets Sound Puzzle

Braille and Literacy, Toys

Melissa & Doug Puzzles with Braille

Amazon now carries hand-crafted wooden sound puzzles from Melissa & Doug with braille! Choose from Farm Animals, Zoo Animals, Pets, Talking Shapes, and Vehicles.

Orbit Label options from inchbug

Braille and Literacy

Print and Braille Name Labels!

Learn about Bumpy Name and their fun and useful tactile print and Braille name labels for cups and other items for blind children.

Book Cover of On the Way to Literacy

Braille and Literacy

APH’s On the Way to Literacy Book

Check out On the Way to Literacy, a publication of American Printing House for the Blind (APH). This handbook encourages parents and teachers to begin literacy training early with children...

books

Braille and Literacy

Talking Books Q&A: Learning about the U.S. National Library Service

Learn about the U.S. National Library Service and their Talking Books Program, a free service for blind and physically handicapped Americans.

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Braille and Literacy

Braille Works

Braille Works is the leader in creating and distributing reading materials for people that are Legally Blind or have a Visual Impairment.

Piglet book

Braille and Literacy

BRL Braille Children’s Books

BRL places clear brailled tape over the printed text to provide brailled books at an affordable cost. Most titles are under $10.