Instructing students who are blind or visually impaired is rewarding but can also present challenges. Within this section, you will find strategies for teaching students who are blind or visually impaired. Be sure to purchase the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set for access to additional resources pages!
Teaching in thematic units can help a student make connections between and among the topics of instruction that are discussed. Units expand vocabulary, concepts, and skills beyond those which can be experienced incidentally in daily routines or in isolation.
The iPad can be a wonderful instructional tool for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments to use in conjunction with other, more traditional, instructional strategies. This page lists ways TVI’s can use iPads as instructional tools.
This page outlines strategies for teaching the ECC. It is a closed page that is available to those who have purchased the Complete Set as a way of saying Thank You and providing additional information and materials that support activities within the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC.
There are ways you can help your child maintain and build on their existing skills even if you are not proficient in the braille code! Look at the summer as a great time to build a child's reading skills, love of reading, and love of books! This page provides strategies for maintaining braille skills.
Summer is a perfect time to go on vacations, day trips, or simply explore your local area. With some simple adaptations, children who are blind or visually impaired can participate fully in summer activities that most children enjoy! These are also excellent ways to introduce concepts and encourage hands-on exploration.
There are plenty of indoor activities for rainy days and long weekends that will keep your child busy and introduce concepts and encourage hands-on exploration. This page provides suggestions for rainy day activities for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Resources to Support You in Teaching Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired
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The mission of Teaching Students with Visual Impairments is to provide all persons involved in education students who are blind or visually impaired with the necessary resources to help each student become successful members of their communities and to equip those in the visual impairment field with resources to meet the wide range of needs of the students they serve.