Paths of Literacy shares ways to provide virtual services or activities for your student or child who is visually impaired. They provide daily lessons for students with visual impairments, covering areas of expanded core curriculum including: problem-solving skills, yoga and movement activities, I’m a Scientist and I Didn't Even Know It!! Mystery Box Observations and self-awareness.
Daily lessons for students with visual impairments covering: problem-solving skills, Fun At Home Yoga and Movement Activities, I’m a Scientist and I Didn't Even Know It!! Mystery Box Observations, and Self-Awareness.
Accessibyte apps can be accessed from school or home, on a Chromebook, iPad, Mac, Windows or Android device. Each app has visual and audible accessibility built right into the browser, which support students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, have reading difficulties or just want something fun and different.
Below are a list of resources compiled by CCIU teachers:
Be My Eyes
Body parts - play games to reinforce locating and identifying body parts and their function.
Sensory - find objects for each sense in your home such as things to smell, see, touch, feel or taste.
Sound localization/identification - when online or in the community, identify sounds. You can use the following free Apps:
Incorporate games that include concepts of right, left, forward/front or backward/back on themselves and on people facing them; ask the child to give you directions to a place inside your home or in your yard.
Reinforce cardinal directions (north-south-east-west); walk to different areas of your home or neighborhood and ask the child to determine what cardinal direction they are facing.
Reinforce clockface directions (12, 3, 6, 9) - start with location of food on a plate.
Community Signage/Environmental Concepts
Either online or if you are out in the community, point out signage to your child that is relevant safety and navigation (example: stop signs, one-way signs, pedestrian crossing, school crossing, enter/exit, railroad crossing)