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

EDA Play App

iPad Apps and Accessibility

EDA Play App Review

EDA Play is an app designed to enhance your child's visual and fine motor skills through 4 levels of play. The best part about this app is that it is...

2 children working on a science experiment

Math and Science

Independence Science for Visually Impaired Students

Independence Science strives to create science classrooms that exhibit the full integration of students with disabilities. They provide matrerials, resources and advice that may not be available through a local...

blind girl touches a tiger paw

Math and Science

Have You Ever Wanted to Touch a Tiger?

The Oregon Zoo has an amazing program that allows blind students to visit the veterinary clinic and interact with large (and often dangerous) animals while anesthetized.

moon

Math and Science

Reach for the Stars! Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students

Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students is a week long camp that takes place at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, coordinated by teachers for the...

Bebot

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Music Play

Bebot Music App Review

Bebot is a simple sound cause and effect app that makes funny synth robot sounds. Touch the screen and make the robot sing!

Just one!

Math and Science

“Just One!” The Beginnings of One-to-One Correspondence

Many people think of learning to count as the basic, beginning math skill to teach to children. Even before a child can learn to count, she must master the pre-math...

little girl using an iPad

iPad Apps and Accessibility

iPad Curriculum for Children with Visual Impairments

Junior Blind of America's Infant & Early Childhood Program has been using iPads as part of its curriculum in order to study how children with CVI or low vision respond...

students studying outside in college

Education, Special Needs

The College Experience: Preparing Your Blind Child for College

Sue Rawley's son, Aaron, is graduating high school and looking at colleges. Sue talks about this transition and how you can prepare your blind child for independence now.

braille smart phone

Assistive Technology, Braille and Literacy

Accessible Braille Smart Phones

Smart phones and tablets have many accessibility features but are still basically smooth surfaces. Two new technologies try to change this by making tablets with tactile output or phones with...

Love Book

Braille and Literacy

Making a Love Book for your Visually Impaired Child

Kimberly will show you how to create a simple tactile photo book for your visually impaired child. You don't need to have extensive crafting skills to make a nice story...

Staff Appreciation Day

Education

Show Them You Care! How to Organize a Staff Appreciation Day at Your Child’s School

Have you ever wanted to organize a staff appreciation day for your child's teachers but don't know where to start? Catherine Rose gives tips and advice on how to create...

books

Braille and Literacy

Bookshare: Literacy Made Accessible!

Connor and Finley are two kids who are learning to read using the free service from Bookshare. They get free accessible books that they can access through their iPads.

Sadie Can Count Book

Braille and Literacy

Sadie Can Count Book in Large Print and Braille

Sadie Can Count is a wonderful book for beginners. It has large print and Braille text, full color and fully embossed pictures. Beginning readers, sighted, blind or visually impaired can...

little girl exploring a picture book

Braille and Literacy

Braille Resource Packet for Parents of Young Children

This is a collection of articles, book ideas, instructions and activities for parents who want to teach early literacy and braille skills to their young children who are blind.

NBP logo

Braille and Literacy

National Braille Press

The guiding purposes of National Braille Press are to promote the literacy of blind children through braille and to provide access to information that empowers blind people to actively engage...

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Education, Special Needs

Family Engagement and Children with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Educators and Parents

This resource guide is intended to bridge the gap between school and home and help families become greater partners in their children's educations.

braille blocks

Braille and Literacy

Decorative Braille Blocks

Decorative Braille blocks for sale on etsy! Any word, any color! Proceeds go to charity for kids with Albinism and its visual impairments!

Ivan's Book of Big and Little

Braille and Literacy

Make Your Own Big & Little Book!

Really good tactile books can be hard to find, especially if you are looking for tactile books that teach a simple concept like shapes or sizes. So why not make...

close up of a colorful abacus

Math and Science

Fun & Accessible Math & Number Activities!

Did you know that math can be fun and that preschool math activities can be made accessible? Here is a list of five fun activities that will teach your child...

My Talking Picture Board screenshot

iPad Apps and Accessibility

My Talking Picture Board App Review

My Talking Picture Board app, from Little Bear Sees, helps children with CVI learn how to locate and recognize two dimensional images.

A student using a braille note taker

Education, Special Needs

APH Quota Funds: How to Access Free Educational Materials for Blind & Deafblind Students

Students who are blind or deafblind are eligible for free school supplies and equipment that will help them access school curriculum. Find out how to use these funds!

TVI website banner

Education, Special Needs

Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

This is a web resource designed for all teachers and related service personnel who are involved in educating students with visual impairments, but it is also full of great resources...

blind students exploring employment

Education, Special Needs

Helping Your Blind Child Transition to Adult Services

Beth Jordan from Helen Keller National Center's Kansas office shares her insights into preparing for transition to adult services for blind students.

Sensory Sound Box

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Sensory Sound Box App Review

This is one of our favorite apps! Run your finger along the screen and listen to the tune change from high to low as a bright colorful explosion flows from...