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Wikki Stix are an easy way to create tactile graphics, assist with O & M training, map concepts, music lessons, daily living skills and much more. Since they adhere to almost any smooth surface with just fingertip pressure, they are easy to use to provide a raised line effect.
PlayAbility Toys creates toys designed specifically for children with visual impairments, hearing impairments, cognitive challenges and other challenges.
Learn how to make an activity center for children with visual impairments. Using general hardware materials (like cardboard or peg-board) and other household items (like toys or kitchen utensils) you can create a sensory space for your child. We have ideas for big spaces and little spaces!
This simple ball is squishy and rubbery and makes a neat noise when you shake it. Great for helping with tactile defensiveness. If your child has light perception, you can get one with a light inside that makes it glow.
David wrote this essay as part of a college scholarship application. He writes about his experience as a football player in high school and compares that to his experiences volunteering as a "soccer buddy" with a little boy who is blind.
Find out about this whack-a-mole game that develops hand-eye coordination in kids with low vision. It's fun and there are lots of blinking lights and ringing bells for encouragement!
Watch two videos of brave Elizabeth repelling down the side of a church steeple. She's got a lot of us adults beat in the daring department!
Learn how to make an accessible version of your kids' Candy Land game that is perfect for children with visual impairments.
The revised 2010 ADA sets guidelines for accessible playgrounds, parks and play spaces. Find out what these new requirements are and when they go into effect.
Every time you place a block in the correct hole, it slowly falls down the chute and makes a unique noise, so for kids with vision impairments there's some added incentive to getting those shapes in the right slots!
Each flower makes a musical chime with just a soft tap. It's a very sweet sounding toy that doesn't take too much pressure to activate. It's a great way to teach babies about cause and effect.
Each leg on the octopus plays a different note when squeezed in a very airy and natural sound (this toy is not electronic so the sound is very peaceful). It also gives off a light vanilla scent when you squeeze it. Very soothing and multisensory!
The Spin & Learn Top is a simple toy that spins and lights up when you hit the plunger. The movement and lights are great for kids with low vision or CVI.
Trampolines are a great way for little ones to gain some confidence on their feet. And this on is small enough for toddlers! Even if your child can't walk or jump, trampolines can still be a fun way to practice standing on uneven ground or even getting a little bounce going.
Wingbo is the first swing in the world where babies and young children actually swing themselves, as the ergonomic design promotes a healthy, comfortable, prone position.