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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Rainbow activities for blind kids

Math and Science, Sensory Activities, Tactile Art

Rainbow Activities for Blind Children

How do you explain a rainbow to a child that has never seen one, let alone never seen colors? It may seem complicated to talk about colors with your blind...

Tiggly Interactive Toys & Application Review

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Tiggly Interactive Toys & Apps Review

Tiggly has developed two sets of multiple award-winning tactile toys, Tiggly Shapes and Tiggly Counts, to interact with their six free iPad apps to enrich the learning experience through hands-on...

Illustration of four girls in school uniforms, the front girl holding a white cane

Braille and Literacy

My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay

This book geared to young readers features a girl who is blind who does everything her friends can do and more.

Diagram Center logo

Math and Science

Diagram Center from Benetech

The Diagram Center is a great online resource with multiple tools and information for creating accessible images and graphics for children with visual impairments.

Dr. Seuss Rhyming Words Feature

Braille and Literacy

Rhyming Words with Dr. Seuss

This Dr. Seuss rhyming and word-building activity encourages kids to explore the alphabet, letter sounds, and blends and is accessible to kids with vision or kids who are blind.

Stay Still, Squeaky!

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Stay Still, Squeaky! iBook Review

"Stay Still, Squeaky!" is a wonderful resource for learning the basics of using a touch screen device and a variety of early learning skills, promoting independence and empowerment for users...

how to organize your IEP paperwork

IEPs

Printable IEP Organizer

Are you looking for a printable IEP organizer designed specifically to help you plan and arrange all your documents and paperwork so you can actually be in charge of your...

3 Resources for Learning about Presidents' Day

Education, Holiday Crafts and Ideas

3 Resources for Learning about Presidents’ Day

Find resources that make learning about the role of President, history of the United States, and what it means to be a good citizen, fun for children of all ages...

Madilyn finding light switch

Light Play, Math and Science

Accessible STEM: An Introduction to Light for Blind Children

Introduce the scientific basics of light to your child through hands-on activities like exploring your home and other familiar places, along with tactile worksheets.

collage of eyes

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Be My Eyes App: Lend Your Eyes to the Blind

This iPhone app allows visually impaired users to connect with sighted users in real time in order to receive assistance with simple tasks.

Cartoon girl lying on an open book

Braille and Literacy

Great Expectations: Bringing books to life for blind kids

Tips for reading aloud to blind children, courtesy of National Braille Press, complete with video and featured story.

smartphone held over menu shows text being read

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Breakthrough App Reads Print for the Blind

This cool new app lets you use your smartphone to translate printed material into spoken words, letting the user "read" virtually anything. The app is available on iTunes and was...

Great Expectations Program from NBP

Braille and Literacy

Picture Books for Blind Kids? Yes!

Through NBP's new program, Great Expectations, parents and caregivers can learn how to describe pictures to visually impaired children and also how to read out loud in a way that...

Ivan and dad at the lake

Math and Science

7 Science & Nature Activities for Young Children who are Blind

Touching leaves, twigs, rocks and trees is a great way to introduce the world to your blind child. Here are 7 simple ideas to get you thinking about science and...

Front cover of iBook Reach for the Stars

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Math and Science

Reach for the Stars: Free iBook for Visually Impaired Students

This free iBook, available on iTunes, is compatible with braille refreshable displays and VoiceOver on iPads, and is accessible to anyone with a visual or print impairment.

The cover of three spiral bound notebooks, in purple, blue and green

Education, Special Needs

My Special Journal: Home to School Communication Notebook

My Special Journal is a pre-printed communication notebook that lets teachers quickly summarize a special needs child's day at school.

Young Pakistani boy reads braille

Braille and Literacy

Dad Develops Tactile Graphics for Blind Son

Devoted dad Shahzad Zaidi makes tactile graphics to make education and games more accessible to his visually impaired son.

sample page from Sound of Colors

Braille and Literacy

The Sound of Colors

The Sound of Colors tells the story of a young girl who is losing her sight and goes on a journey of discovery. Available at Amazon.

Osmo

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Osmo: A Fun, Tactile & Engaging Way to Use Your iPad

The Osmo Game System uses special adaptations to make the iPad more interactive, allowing users to manipulate real tangible objects while using their iPad. It promotes social skills, creative thinking...

AFB's two new apps

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Free Accessible Apps from AFB for Blind Users

Two free apps for visually impaired mobile phone users: CareerConnect for iOS and AccessNote for iOS and Android. Offered by American Foundation for the Blind.

child speaking with an iPhone

Communication, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Talkitt® Makes Unintelligible Speech Understandable

Talkitt translates unintelligible speech from any language into understandable speech through smart phones, tablets or computers. Works for people with speech disorders or diseases or syndromes that affect speech.

Opening slide for Intro to braille video

Braille and Literacy

Video Introducing Braille to Parents

This YouTube video from Sensory Sun is an eight-minute introduction to braille geared toward parents.

help and support

Braille and Literacy, Support

Bookshare’s Parent Ambassador Program

Bookshare, the free program that offers printed material in an accessible format to those who are unable to easily access printed material, is offering a free parent forum, allowing parents...

The cover of the Black Book of Colors is just that: black.

Braille and Literacy

Black Book of Colors

The Black Book of Colors uses raised illustrations, braille letters and imaginative descriptions to give sighted people a glimpse into the world of the blind. This is a great book...