Tips and facts

Getting Started Teaching Science

Whether you are a science teacher in general education with a student who has a visual impairment or you are a TVI (Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments), these tips are designed to answer basic questions and to help you get started.

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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

A girl examines a bug.
A girl examines a bug.

These tips include the following:

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Setting Up the Science Classroom for Students with Visual Impairments

Two boys with visual impairments in science classroom
Two boys engaged in a science experiment

Science teachers and Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVIs) can work together to set up a classroom that is accessible to all students.

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Back to School with a Student with Visual Impairments

A student holding a turtle.
A student holding a turtle

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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