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Guide

Creating Student Portfolio Webpages for VI and O&M Using Adobe Spark Page

Learn about student portfolios!

When students with visual impairments attend school, their needs are different from the general population in several areas. As students transition into different grades, among different teachers, or from high school into adulthood, it is important to create a portfolio to highlight their strengths and needs. 

Here is a sample outline by Edith Ethridge for a Vision Portfolio.

Here is a sample Outline created using elements of the VI portfolio here.

Medical Information

Personal Vision Statement 

Requesting Needs

Examples of vision statements:

I am a visually impaired student. These are some of the things that I will need to accomplish tasks. 

Insert a sentence using the exact font size and boldness of font that you require

State which eye is your dominant eye or what you can see with your eyes.

Adobe Spark Page

Editor’s Note April 2022: Adobe Spark is now Adobe Creative Cloud Express.

One way to create a sharable webpage/online portfolio is to use Adobe Spark Page. 

You can create a free Adobe Creative Cloud Express account (formerly called Adobe Spark). 

The following is a video on how to create a Adobe Spark Page using a Computer.

The following video is how to create a Adobe Spark Page using the iOS app.

Some Things to Keep in Mind

  1. Student safety is key. Students should refrain from including personal information such as Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. It would be best to use first names only. If including Video or Photos, makes sure to have parental permission.
  2. Include video clips of students (if allowed by your school district) using VI tools in class, students accessing their environment in the community using their cane, or student interviews for example.

     

 The Spark Pages are not searchable online, therefore the links can be directly shared with individuals. Use extreme caution when posting links online on Social Media. 

How Transition Portfolios Can Be Used

How would you use Spark Post with your students and clients?  Please leave a comment below to share your ideas!

By Ericka

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