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

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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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!

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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...

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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...

Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Sensory Light Box App Review

Sensory Light Box is a really well made cause-and-effect app that creates sounds and lights when your finger is on the screen, then stops when you remove your finger. The...

A student learning braille in class

Education

Introducing Your Blind Child to a New Teacher

When your child is visually impaired it's kind of scary to hand him off to a new teacher. Here's a solution: Create a welcome packet of materials about your child...

ViA App Review

iPad Apps and Accessibility

ViA App Review

Braille Institute's ViA app helps visually impaired users find apps that have been pre-approved and reviewed by other blind users.

Dolly Parton with a little girl reading a braille book

Braille and Literacy

APH Teams Up with Dolly Parton to Offer Free Braille Books for Preschoolers

American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library have teamed up to provide free audio and braille books to preschoolers with visual impairments!

Bloom app

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Music Play

Bloom Music App Review

Eric Jerman reviews the generative music iPad app, Bloom. Bloom allows children to create gentle, soft music patterns and bubbles of color with just the tap of a finger. The...

Five Sharks Swimming app

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Smarty Pants & Five Sharks App Reviews

Inclusive Technology, a company that creates software for children with special needs, has also created a set of fun and accessible iPad apps. We review the two that are best...

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Braille and Literacy

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Through a national network of cooperating libraries, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to...

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Braille and Literacy

Seedlings Braille Books

Seedlings Braille Books for Children provides children's books in braille at reduced prices. They even have a free book program!

Dreaming Fingers

Braille and Literacy

Dreaming Fingers (Les Doigts Qui Revent)

Dreaming Fingers is a French organisation that specialises in tactile Illustrated books. They produce lovely books which can be adapted to any language.