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

A happy Ava in her preschool classroom at the Western PA School for Blind Children

IEPs

Making the Most of Your Most Restrictive Environment

Megan and her family devised a creative plan for their daughter Ava: begin her education in a private placement at a preschool for the blind, but group her with other...

Matteo using Braille

Education, Visual Impairment

Thoughts from a Kindergarten Teacher About Welcoming a Blind Student to Class

Michelle interviews her son's mainstream kindergarten teacher and asks her how she prepared her classroom for a blind student. She also asks her if she has any advice for other...

Baby Look Tickle App

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Baby Look Tickle App Review

Eric Jerman reviews the hilariously addictive Baby Look Tickle app for kids. The app is a simple cause-and-effect game in which a baby laughs every time you tickle her, and...

Tap-n-See Now home screen

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Tap-n-See Now App Review

Have you heard of the first app for iPad and iPhone created specifically for children with cortical visual impairment? It's pretty cool! Check out the Tap-n-See Now app for kids...

Bubbles App

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Bubbles App Review

Bubbles is intended for babies and toddlers as a simple and fun app, but it also works beautifully as a way to help visually impaired children learn to use their...

ThumbJam Music App

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Music Play

ThumbJam Music App Review

ThumbJam is a simple music app that allows your child to make beautiful, clear sounds with their iPad. It features all sorts of advanced options for changing the sounds or...

Dr. Seuss's ABC App

Braille and Literacy, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Dr. Seuss’s ABC App Review

The iPad is the perfect platform to create interactive and accessible picture books for kids. Oceanhouse Media is doing just this with a large collection of Dr. Seuss books. Here's...

Inclusive Technology: Switch Accessible Apps for the iPad

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Inclusive Technology: Switch Accessible Apps for the iPad

These are accessible apps for kids with special needs and they are fun too! If you're looking for apps that you can use with your iPad switch, this is the...

Peek-a-Bouncer app

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Peek-a-Bouncer App Review

In Peek-a-Bouncer your child holds their finger on the touch screen to see and hear a silly and colorful animal. As soon as they release their finger, the animal disappears...

Tickle Finger in the Jungle

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Tickle Finger App Review

In this highly interactive story, the reader has to help Tiny Tinga the monkey get home by "tickling" various predators along the way. You can choose to have the story...

Education, Special Needs

Reaching the Disabled Child in the Mainstream Classroom

What happens when a child with a disability is in a mainstream classroom? How can teachers accommodate their students with special needs? Lesley Potgieter describes her own experiences as both...

tactile pictures of animals

Braille and Literacy

Now I See What You See: Tactile Book for Blind Children

This is an educational tactile art and animal book for blind children. The artist created this book to help introduce visually impaired children to new experiences and expand their media...

Getting a Feel for Lunar Craters

Math and Science

Getting a Feel for Lunar Craters

NASA has created a tactile book about the moon titled Getting a Feel for Lunar Craters. You can also download the text or audio versions of the book for free...

Big Trace App

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Big Trace App Review

Read Mary's review of the Big Trace iPad app that teaches children how to print capital letters, cursives and numbers. The app is great for children with low vision who...

braille letters

Braille and Literacy

Braille Requirements in the Law

NOPBC has created a much-needed resources that explains exactly how IDEA addresses braille needs in the classroom. Use this to help you develop your child's IEP.

Peekaboo Barn

iPad Apps and Accessibility

Peekaboo Barn App Review

Eric Jerman, COMS, reviews the popular iPad app Peekaboo Barn. He explains how the app works and why it's ideal for young children learning simple fine motor skills. He also...

hand reading braille

Braille and Literacy

Teaching Braille Reading and Writing

Lucia Hasty and Perkins School for the Blind have developed this webcast that discusses how to teach braille reading and writing to blind children. The video is in seven parts...

Max with sister Callie

IEPs

7 Powerful IEP Strategies

Jennie shares her strategies for a successful IEP meeting for parents of children how are blind or have vision impairments.

Braille Counting Cards

Braille and Literacy

Creative Adaptations for Learning (CAL)

CAL's mission is to make pictures “visible” to people who are blind the way printed words are “readable” through braille. CAL's books and flash cards are wonderful ways to introduce...

Out-of-Sight Science Experiments

Math and Science, Visual Impairment

Out-of-Sight Science Experiments

Scientists Dr. Lillian A. Rankel and Marilyn Winograd have written 32 step-by-step experiments for blind youngsters to do at home with family and friends.

Goodnight Moon to Touch

Braille and Literacy

Goodnight Moon to Touch with Braille and Tactile Graphics

NBP asked artist Irma Goldberg to re-create important images mentioned in the text of Goodnight Moon, like the bowl of mush, the comb, the mittens, and so forth. Now Goodnight...

MBTF Logo

Braille and Literacy

Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund (MBTF)

America's largest and most advanced producer of braille and tactile resources transcribes traditional texts, graphics, legal documents, users manuals and more. Download their PDF catalog for their current titles.

CARE project by NOAH

IEPs

IEP Resources for Children with Albinism

NOAH provides parents and educators of school aged children with albinism with resource information that will aid them in formulating their child’s IEP.

ReadBooks Logo

Braille and Literacy

ReadBooks! Braille Literacy Program

ReadBooks! is a national children's braille literacy program encouraging families with blind children to read print/braille books together.