How to DIY for CVI accessibility: Room-by-room projects

Check out these creative do-it-yourself ideas to make home life easier and more fun for people with CVI, Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment.

Our homes are places where we can optimize the environment to meet the unique needs of a family member with CVI so that they feel safe, independent, and included in daily life.

To accomplish this, many of us have become professional DIYers. We’ve created or adapted our home’s appliances, decor, toys, and more — and often there’s nothing quite like it on the market.

We’ve gathered ideas for making home life easier and more fun for people with CVI. While these lists are by no means comprehensive, we hope they will spark your creativity and design thinking.

Below, find DIY projects for playtime, activities of daily living, learning, and everything in between. Thank you to those who shared your ingenious designs for others to see!

Welcome to our CVI home.

Click on each room to take a look around!

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  • Mealtime strategies
  • Baking, cooking, and assembling meals
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Living Room

  • Lighting
  • Decluttering and organization
  • Adding color to transition spaces
  • For fun!
toothbrush and toothpaste


  • Diapering
  • Toileting
  • Bathing
  • Organization

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Study Nook

  • Reading and writing
  • Math
  • Other learning experiences
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  • Room setup
  • Tummy time
  • Puzzles
  • Games and toys
  • Sensory play
  • Take it outside
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  • Baby mobile
  • Getting dressed
  • Shelves and containers
  • Laundry

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