Friday, June 4, 2010


This is the first of many posts on literacy for children with vision impairments. Literacy is
often a topic that presents struggles for parents because making things accesible can be a challenge. However, it doesn't have to be! There are lots of resources for bringing literacy to children with vision impairments.
This is an excerpt about accessible books & a list of resources that a preschool TVI put together. I loved it & wanted to share! Here's the article (written by Y. Locke, TVI):
Online resources for electronic books come in a variety of formats. Electronic books are books that are accessed through the computer and can be produduced through the computer and can be produced in large print, Braille and/or audio format. Some of these resources are free, and some purchase of individual books. Check with your local library to find out about their electronic book resources. Some resources to check out:
-Accessible Book Collection,
-Book Share,
-One More Story,
-Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired,
-Tumble Books,
Do it at home: Check out some of the websites from this post. Take a moment and ask yourself, is literacy a part of my child's life? Think about your answer and then take action. Need help getting a start on literacy? Contact your TVI (or keep reading my blog for more ideas!)

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