Expanded Core Curriculum

October 15 is White Cane Day - here is a poem that celebrates white canes!
Learn how the Audio Astroid game teaches O&M concepts!
Step-by-step video tutorial series for educators, students and families!
What formats work best and why?
Cool podcasts for kids - including educational podcasts and activities!
Everything you need to know about the Braille Note Touch!
Detailed lesson plans for STEAM activities using CodeSnaps app and Sphero robotic ball!
Learn about lighthouses with this book and map lesson!
Part 2 in an O&M concept development series.
Final thoughts about ECC skills.
This blog post will cover some tips for efficient navigation throughout Microsoft Teams
Understanding the road name "circle" may actually represent various other shapes, such as a "U".
Helpful apps for students with learning disabilities - and appropriate for students with visual impairments too!
How to use the free built-in blackboard ally tool to get digital materials in accessible formats for students with print disabilities.
Here is a back to school list of remote O&M instruction ideas!
Farm lesson for elementary students which includes an accessible book, non-visual map, and activities!
Learn about a Vermont farm using a non-visual digital map!
Emma shares her thoughts about the ECC area of self-determination.
How to make gen ed classroom materials accessible for students with low vision during remote learning.
Emma shares her thoughts about the ECC area of Career Education.
Just released, this app now includes the split tap gesture!
How does a hybrid or distancing learning curriculum platform work for Orientation and Mobility?
Singer/songwriter, author, and speaker Ginny Owens is interviewed by Elora
This classic game is now a easy-to-play computer game!
Use a local map to learn about nearby urban, suburban, and rural communities
What does Emma have to say about the ECC area of Recreation and Leisure?
How can I edit a map that I did not create?
How can maps be used to encourage critical thinking? This lesson can be taught remotely!
Emma shares her thoughts about the ECC are of social interaction skills.

Support the educational needs of students with Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI)

Quick Assist provides a simple, free, built-in distance troubleshooting option for vision professionals and students who use Windows computers.
Have you tried these accessible educational games?
Need free accessible digital materials? Check out Paths to Technology's new Resource Library!
Teach your student to build a strong mental map of the whole area then fill in the details!
Learn what Emma thinks about the ECC area, Independent Living Skills.
Can your student answer these social studies questions using the linked accessible map?
Strategies, games and activities: a combination of braille, magnification and tech for an emerging reader!
Using non-visual digital maps to teach street concepts to an elementary student.
Introducing VoiceOver to students? Check out these VoiceOver gesture teaching strategies and apps!
How to introduce non-visual digital maps to an elementary student and the first in a progressive series of orientation lessons.
Accessible, interactive digital maps for early elementary students? Absolutely!
Learn how to use the non-visual digital maps without a screen reader!
We are sad to say that our month of Meal Kit fun has come to an end... but that doesn't mean our blogging has to! Find out what our next topic will be!!
Quickly create customized, accessible digital maps that students can use to build mental maps and answer map-related educational questions.
Let's play Bocce - a fun outdoor summer game!
This post describes an activity that allows instructors and students to work together to create and post online quizzes.

This tutorial examines the importance of including the expanded core curriculum for students with CVI in their IEPs.

Hear what Emma thinks about the the ECC area, Sensory Efficiency.

There are many benefits for teachers to upgrade their instructional practice to embrace 21st Century teaching

Hear what Emma thinks about the the ECC area, Compensatory Access.