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

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Education, Special Needs

Diagnostic Evaluations help guide educational plans for blind students

Perkins School offers diagnostic evaluations for blind and visually impaired children ages 3-22.

Our 20 Favorite iPad Apps for Kids with CVI

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Our 20 Favorite iPad Apps for Kids with CVI

The iPad is very interactive and easily tailored to suit the needs of kids with CVI, if you have the right apps. Here are our favorites!

Tommy with his brailler

Education, Special Needs

Funding Accessible Learning Tools in 4 Easy Steps

The problem isn't that you need to find the perfect learning tool for your child... the problem is finding a way to afford the perfect learning tool for your child!

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IEPs

5 Tips for a Stress-Free IEP Transition

IEPs can be daunting, especially that first one when your child is turning three. Check out these tips to help keep yourself calm and on track!

Braille alphabet tub

Braille and Literacy

Make Your Own Braille Alphabet Tubs

Make your own braille alphabet tubs using print/braille blocks and tactile items from around your home.

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Adoption, Education

Transitioning an Adopted Child to School

Ellen writes about adopting her visually impaired son, Edy, and how they focused on helping him acclimate to his new home and family while also thinking about how they would...

boy using a slate and stylus

Braille and Literacy

Do Blind Kids Still Need to Learn Braille?

From screen readers like JAWS on your computer or VoiceOver on your iPhone to audio books and MP3s, there are multiple ways to listen to words rather than read them,...

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Education, Special Needs

When our school gave up on my special needs son

Are you a parent of a special needs child whose school isn't working hard enough to help him reach his goals? A message to you: Never give up.

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Education

Is Early Intervention Always the Best Approach for a Blind Baby?

Anastasia writes about her daughter Lydia, who has anophthalmia. Lydia is still a baby and Anastasia has decided that Early Intervention services are not helping Lydia develop so she's opting...

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Braille and Literacy, Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Winter Holidays Braille Book List

Find out where you can access your favorite holiday books including the classics in accessible braille and audio formats for children who are blind.

Braille Stickers for iOS Messaging

Braille and Literacy, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Braille Stickers for iOS Messaging

Check out these Braille Stickers for iOS Messaging available for download through Sensory Sun.

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Math and Science

Tactile Caliper Provides Braille Output for Blind Users

The Tactile Caliper puts measuring to the 1/16" in the hands of blind users with braille output!

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Braille and Literacy, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Braille Bee Spelling App Review

Braille Bee is a spelling app for kids who are blind including games for learning how to spell words in uncontracted and UEB contracted braille. Enter to win a free...

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Education, Special Needs

11 Things to Look for When Choosing a Special Needs Preschool

If you're in the market for a preschool program for your special needs child, you may be wondering what to look for, what questions to ask the teachers, and how...

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Communication, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Adapting Signs App for Children with Vision Impairment

This app gives tips on how to adapt signs for blind children including videos and written information. It also allows you to create your own dictionary of signs.

child playing with EDA PLAY TOBY iPad app

iPad Apps and Accessibility

EDA PLAY TOBY: Visual Training iPad App for Visually Impaired Kids

EDA PLAY TOBY is a free iPad app that can help visually impaired kids learn to use the vision they have. It's a great app for kids with CVI!

Screenshot of EDA PAULI app

iPad Apps and Accessibility

EDA PLAY PAULI: Interactive Story App for Visually Impaired Kids

EDA PLAY PAULI is an iPad app that is designed for children who are visually impaired and is an especially great iPad app for kids with CVI.

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iPad Apps and Accessibility

Sonokids Software and Apps for Kids who are Visually Impaired

Sonokids is an Australian software company that creates accessible computer and app games for kids who are visually impaired.

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Braille and Literacy

Braille Bricks

Braille Bricks is a new toy set aimed at promoting braille literacy and inclusion of blind children which includes LEGO like bricks that form braille letters.

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Assistive Technology, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Buy Assistive Technology from Apple

You can now purchase assistive technology products directly from Apple on the Global Apple Store. Products are currently available in a variety of categories including Vision, Physical & Motor Skills...

A student with her iPad

iPad Apps and Accessibility

5 Ways to Teach Your Blind Child How to Use an iPad

Tips to help you and your child who is visually impaired learn the basics of how the iPad works and how to use all the accessibility features it has to...

Ivan and family at first day of preschool

IEPs

IEP’s for Parents of Blind or Visually Impaired Children

Learn the basics of creating an IEP for a child with a visual impairment so you can walk in to your IEP meeting perfectly prepared.

Ballyland Magic app

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Ballyland Magic App: Introducing iPad Accessibility to Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Ballyland Magic app introduces visually impaired and blind kids to iPad accessibility features like VoiceOver through a fun game. The game is entertaining so they don't even realize they are...

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Braille and Literacy

Braille Special Collection: A braille literacy program providing children’s books free of charge

Free braille and multi sensory books from the Braille Institute for young children offer a good jump on literacy.