Helpful to Know: Strategies for Working with Children with a Visual Impairment

What are some effective strategies for working with children who have a visual impairment? Verbally and specifically narrate what is happening in the classroom at any given time so students always feel included Communicate with families and other professionals to share information and strategies Adapt activities to promote independence Provide multi-sensory, tactile, and experiential learning […]

A child's hand glides over a page of a book written in Unified English braille.

Unified English Braille (UEB)

Braille is a system that enables blind and visually impaired people to read and write through touch. It was devised by Louis Braille in 1821 and consists of raised dots arranged in “cells.” There are many resources are available to help with the transition to Unified English Braille.

Tech Tools – Deaf-Blindness

The Braille Sense U2 is a communication system device for deaf-blind users and features vibratory feedback, integrated connectivity with common-audio amplifications systems, and a built-in brailler.

Understanding Disabilities

Each disability has unique behaviors and characteristics that place it in its own category according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA)