We invite you to explore tips from experts on how to make science accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or deafblindness.
Getting Started: General Tips for Teaching Science to Students with Visual Impairments
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These tips include the following:
Where to begin
How Do Blindness or Visual Impairment Affect Learning About Science?
Collaboration Is Essential!
Considerations When Adapting Activities and Materials
What Are Tactile Graphics?
General Teaching Tips
Where Can I Get Adapted Materials?
More Ideas for Getting Started!
Read more Setting Up the Science Classroom for Students with Visual Impairments
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Science teachers and Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVIs) can work together to set up a classroom that is accessible to all students.
Begin with an inventory of the science classroom.
Explore materials from APH (American Printing House for the Blind).
Identify materials and equipment that are not accessible.
Determine accessible data collection method.
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Back to School with a Student with Visual Impairments
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Did you just learn that you will have a student with visual impairment in your classroom this year? If so, don’t panic! Check out these tips to get the school year off to a great start.
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