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

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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...


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...

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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, Visual Impairment

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!

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, Visual Impairment

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!

SMART Brailler

Braille and Literacy

Perkins Unveils the SMART Brailler

Perkins Products introduces their revolutionary new brailler: The SMART Brailler. This new brailler has a small computer screen attached to the front of it so you can see (in both...

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.

Talking Carl App

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Talking Carl App Review

Talking Carl repeats any word, phrase or sound he hears in a funny high pitch voice. Carl can get your kids laughing and learning how to have a conversation when...

Sago Mini Sound Box

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Sago Mini Sound Box App Review

This app has very high contrast with colorful spheres floating on a white background and produces lovely sounds with each tap, from animal sounds to instruments.

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Braille and Literacy, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Braille Keyboard for Smartphones

Watch a video of an app developer demonstrating his new braille keyboard app on an iPhone. The new app will allow blind users to type using a touch screen.

GumDrop iPad Case

iPad Apps and Accessibility

The GumDrop iPad Case

We review our favorite iPad case: the GumDrop. The GumDrop is perfect for kids with disabilities because it is nearly indestructible. Now you can feel comfortable handing your iPad to...