Education

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

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reading the braille on tactile stickers

Braille and Literacy

Tactile Stickers with Braille

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if children with a visual disability could have as much fun with stickers as their sighted friends, whether as a reward for an achievement or simply...

Disney Movies Anywhere App

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Disney Movies Anywhere App Review

The Disney Movies Anywhere app gives you the power to stream audio description for Disney*Pixar movies anywhere! This will make your Disney movies accessible for your blind or visually impaired...

braille device with large refreshable braille cell shown

Braille and Literacy

Taptic-edu teaches the braille cell in a whole new way

Taptic-edu is a wireless braille device that syncs to your mobile device using bluetooth along with a partner app to teach braille reading and writing.

Cubetto

Math and Science

Cubetto: Accessible Computer Programming Toy

Cubetto is a fully accessible programming toy specifically designed for pre-literate children, ages three and older, that teaches the basics of computer programming and STEM skills.

Ivan reading braille

Braille and Literacy

Our Favorite Tactile Books for Blind Kids

The best tactile books for blind kids. Find books that provide some nice feedback for kids reading with their fingers!

A Parent's Guide to the UEB Transition. Everything you need to know now!

Braille and Literacy

Unified English Braille: What Every Parent Needs to Know

January 4, 2016, is the start date of the Unified English Braille (UEB) code to become the official Braille Code in the United States. Learn about the transition to UEB...

cover art

iPad Apps and Accessibility

A Blind Legend Game App

New gaming app has users relying completely on sound- not vision!

Ballyland screenshots

Assistive Technology, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Ballyland: Computer Game for Blind Kids

Ballyland is a Mac or Windows video game designed specifically for children who are blind, visually impaired or low vision.

white and green 6dot braille label maker

Assistive Technology, Braille and Literacy, Product Reviews

6dot Braille Label Maker Product Review

Looking for an easy way to braille books and objects around the home? We look at the 6dot braille label maker and review its features and functions.

a collage of children's book covers

Braille and Literacy

25+ Children’s Books Featuring Visually Impaired Characters

We've collected 25+ picture books, chapter books and young adult novels with visually impaired characters. Each title is followed by a quick description and links to find the book in...

3 screenshots of the iPhone 6s with 3D Touch showing

iPad Apps and Accessibility

3D Touch Accessibility On iPhone 6S

Dynamic new feature on Apple iPhone 6s is accessible for blind users.

iPad settings screenshot with text

Assistive Technology, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Learn How to Use the Accessibility Features on Your iPad

Learn how special accessibility features designed specifically for people with varying abilities, including those with visual impairments, are having a a major impact on how our children can access the...

blitab braille tablet device sitting upright on table near window

iPad Apps and Accessibility

BLITAB Braille Tablet

First-ever braille tablet developed by start-up company BLITLAB Technology. This will revolutionize access to braille!

Woman sits on stool smiling. Text reads

iPad Apps and Accessibility

How to See a Smile Even Without Sight

New app lets users know when someone is smiling at them!

text reading

Education, Special Needs

5 Back-to-School Resources for Kids with Visual Impairments and their Families

Want to make this school year the best year yet? Browse our collection of resources for tips and ideas on how to make the most of the "Back-to-School" season!

Crazy Gears app

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Crazy Gears app with CVI settings

This app that teaches cause and effect and basic math concepts also has a built in "cortical visual impairment option" that allows you to change the color scheme.

Braille Smart Watch

Assistive Technology, Braille and Literacy

Dot Braille Smart Watch

New braille smart watch features four cells of refreshable braille.

rock activities

Math and Science

7 Accessible Science Rock Activities

Even though rocks are everywhere, if you're blind and never stop to pick up a rock, you might miss them! And you could be missing out on so much that...

Quiet Book

Braille and Literacy

Quiet Books Blog

A quiet book is a book (usually made out of fabric) filled with quiet activities for children. It's often used for special times, like church, when you need to keep...

3D Printer

Math and Science

3D Printing for Visual Impairments

How can 3D printing enhance the life of a visually impaired child? From toys to tactile graphics to braille puzzles... the possibilities are endless!

LightAide Lesson Plan from UAH Rise School

Education, Special Needs

Making Circle Time Accessible for All Students

This lesson plan from UAH Rise School incorporates the Lily LightAide in making their circle time routine accessible for students of all abilities.

Math and Science

The World of 3D Printing

3D printers extrude plastic filament or other material to actually create an object from a digital file. How can this technology help people who are blind?

Braille and Literacy, iPad Apps and Accessibility

iBrailler Notes App Review

iBrailler Notes is a notetaker app for the iPad that features a standard Brailler keyboard, user calibration and multiple export options.

tactile books

Braille and Literacy

I read with My hands: Tactile books

I read with my hands books have helped teachers and parents to introduce reading in a fun way to young visually impaired/blind children.