Early Literacy


This micro-credential is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed and passed the Accessible Literacy for Early Readers online class. This online class provides participants with the opportunity to create and modify accessible literacy experiences for early readers, in print, braille, and tactile formats.


In order to earn this micro-credential, participants will need to demonstrate the ability to design accessible literacy materials to support the IEP goals of a child with a visual impairment.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of accessible literacy and environment for a child with vision impairments
  • List a variety of strategies that can be used to adapt classroom materials
  • Identify possible ways to create an accessible environment for a child with vision impairments in the classroom and home setting
  • Define Experience Book
  • List possible uses for an experience book
  • Create/design an experience book
  • Define story boxes, story bags and conversation boxes
  • List possible uses for story boxes, story bags and conversation boxes
  • Create/design a story box
  • Define a concept book
  • Modify a classroom reader
  • Define tactile graphics
  • Create tactile graphics for a page of a non-fiction book
  • List possible ideas for a concept book
  • Describe how Experience books, Story boxes, Conversation boxes, modifying classroom readers and using tactile graphics can support IEP goals and standards
  • Create adapted materials to support specific IEP goals
  • Define thematic unit
  • Give examples of thematic units
  • Create a thematic unit 'map' that supports given IEP goals or standards