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Literacy and Braille
The workshop teaches participants how to use Bookshare resources and tools so that teachers can provide timely access to textbooks and print materials.
In this video, Megan presents the book, The Tiny Seed, that she created for her student who has CVI.
In this video Ira demonstrates a tactile book she has created for her students on the topic of brushing teeth.
Learn how to adapt books for students with CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) and other disabilities.
This video demonstrates how the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" book design is meant to develop skills related to visual attention and visual tracking.
This training discusses how to modify the environment and materials for more effective access to literacy and communication for students.
This video demonstrates the use of an adapted book. It is an experience-style book that is based on a Christmas Party at school.
This online course offers education specialists the tools necessary to guide and instruct teachers on how to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.
This course will offer practical AAC strategies for educators who work with early communicators with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
This tutorial looks at positioning and other best practices to increase access to technology for multiple disabilities students during classroom activities.
Bookshare in Depth is made up of 5 sessions, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Webinar presentation on dual media assessment and strategies for students who use both print and braille.
Deirdre Leech talks about the challenges that parents and teachers of students with multiple disabilities and deafblindness face with regard to literacy.
A webinar presentation on literacy adaptations, accommodations, and strategies used in classrooms for children who are deafblind.
This webinar explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
This tutorial explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
This tutorial discusses a variety of techniques and strategies that parents and teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students with CVI.
This tutorial introduces Paths to Literacy, a new online resource about literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired.
This training module demonstrates teaching strategies to improve literacy and writing skills of students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
This presentation focuses on the various literacy adaptations, accommodations, and strategies used in classrooms for children who are deafblind.
This tutorial provides an overview of the SMART Brailler's features and benefits, and how the SMART Brailler can promote braille literacy.
Teaching children who are dual media learners presents challenges, but offers incredible rewards as they develop the literacy tools needed for success.
This tutorial examines elements that make Common Core different from previous state standards and the challenges they present for visually impaired students.
There are two webcasts in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairment.
This tutorial explores the role of the teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) in reading and writing instruction.
This training module demonstrates teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with with visual impairments access to printed content.
This webinar introduces Paths to Literacy, an online resource for information about literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired.
This webinar presents an overview of SMART Brailler's features and benefits.
This webinar discusses a variety of techniques and strategies that parents and teachers can use to increase literacy skills in students with a diagnosis of CVI.
This presentation explores the role of the teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) in reading and writing instruction.
Th webinar looks at positioning and other best practices to increase access to technology for students with multiple disabilities during classroom activities.
In this webcast, Linda Hagood addresses the importance and challenges in teaching writing skills to students who are blind and deafblind.
In this webcast, Lucia Hasty discusses spatial relationship and graphic literacy and strategies for teaching students to read tactile graphics.
In this webcast, Lucia Hasty discusses the importance of early literacy, language and concept development for children who are blind.
These websites provide a wealth of information about creating tactile graphics for students who are blind or visually impaired, including maps, diagrams, chart, models, and symbols.
The use of maps is an important skill for all children to learn. For students who have visual impairments, learning to read a map is an important step towards independence, as well as a way to...
Reading and writing are vital skills for independence, and vision
loss calls for new techniques and adaptations. This section has information and tips for maintaining one’s ability to read and...
Brian Charlson demonstrates a variety of devices that provide the capability of accessing books via speech, large print, or braille.
Designed for parents, teachers, and children who are sighted, these resources provide basic information about braille and its importance. Several games and activities for children are included...
In the past, the braille code for English has had variations from one country to another. Unified English Braille integrates them into a single unified code for all English-speaking countries...
The braille code is adaptable to any language. Here are resources about the Spanish version of braille.
Alfabeto Braille, FBU (Fundación Braille del Uruguay)
This is an overview of the...
These agencies and organizations produce materials in braille.
Web-Based Organizations and Internet Resources
American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
APH is one of the world's...
In this section parents can learn how to foster literacy in children of all ages. Topics include the importance of early literacy preparation, how children learn to read, suggestions for games and...
For students with deafblindness or multiple disabilities that include blindness, literacy may call for options other than braille or print.
The work of literacy begins in infancy. Emergent literacy is the cognitive knowledge small children gather about language, reading, and writing long before they learn to read. This knowledge is...
Most children aim for basic or academic literacy, which is the ability to use reading as a tool to gain more knowledge.
This activity will teach blind and visually impaired students about historical figures by using biography boxes.
This webinar presents an introduction to the Braille Mini.
This cooking project can be used as a simple activity or expanded to include multiple skills and goals.
Use meaningful language and tangible symbols to create an accessible schedule calendar.