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A Standard Tactile Symbol System: Graphic Language for Individuals Who Are Blind and Unable to Learn Braille L. Hagood Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Tactual Related
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Using a tactile system is explained for increasing students choice making, communication, expanding vocabulary and the understanding of concepts.
Aluminum Diagramming Foil for Use with Tactile Graphics Kit (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access Tactile Graphics kit Report a problem!
Description: This aluminum foil can be used to create masters of raised-line graphics.
American Printing House for the Blind Accessible Textbooks Dept. (Formerly ATIC) (Cost/Quota Funds) N/A Compensatory/Access Accessible Books, 
Large Print Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a very thorough on-line catalog of books available for purchase in the following media: regular print, audio, braille and enlarged type.
Assessment of Braille Literary Skills (ABLS) (Cost) A. J. Koenig & 
C. Farrenkopf
Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access
Learning Media Assessment book Report a problem!
Description: This assessment provides teachers of students who are blind with a tool that provides meaningful assessment of braille literacy skills.
BANA - Braille Authority of North America N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Production website Report a problem!
Description: The purpose of BANA is to promote and to facilitate the uses, teaching, and production of braille. Pursuant to this purpose, BANA will promulgate rules, make interpretations, and render opinions pertaining to braille codes and guidelines for the provisions of literary and technical materials and related forms and formats of embossed materials now in existence or to be developed in the future for the use of blind persons in North America.
Before a Blind Child Can Read a Map B. Marek Compensatory/Access, 
Social Studies
Tactile Maps article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This paper discusses the skills and experiences a visually impaired student must have in order to interpret the information from a tactile map.
Beginning with Braille (Cost) A. Swenson Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Braille Writing, 
Pre-Braille
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides multiple suggestions, tips and ideas for improving the literacy skills of young children learning to read and write in braille.
Better Together: Building Relationships with People who have Visual Impairments and Autism Spectrum Disorder (or Atypical Social Disorder)(Cost) L. Hagood Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI
Concept Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: From the website: "The goal of this manual is to provide practical suggestions for teachers and parents who want to build important foundational relationships and teach social skills to children with visual impairments and autism or other types of atypical social development. Better Together provides a systematic scope and sequence of relationship-based goals and objectives, as well as examples of activities and strategies for teaching the objectives."
Braille Book Files at TSBVI N/A Compensatory/Access Accessible Books, 
Ebooks, 
Nemeth
website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides teachers with over 700 book titles that can be downloaded in various formats.
Braille Bug N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: This site is devoted to public awareness about braille for children, includes on-line games and riddles.
Braille Fundamentals (Cost) J. Cleveland, 
N. Levack, 
D. Sewell & 
R. Toy
Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access
Beginning Reading, 
Curricula
kit Report a problem!
Description: Braille Fundamentals is a comprehensive program for teaching the Braille code. It is organized into 56 clusters of letters, numerals, contractions, short forms, punctuation and special signs, with specific clusters devoted to the reading and writing practice of previously learned contractions.
Braille Instruction found via the Perkins Scout N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Braille Production, 
Braille Publishers, 
Braille Writing, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: Here is a web-based collection of information for braille instructors with countless links to resources available.
Braille is Beautiful (Cost) B. Zaborowski Compensatory/Access Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public
kit Report a problem!
Description: A kit and curriculum developed and distributed by NFB for school aged children with vision in grades 4-6 to promote braille literacy and social acceptance of visually impaired people.
Braille Literacy Curriculum (Cost) D. Wormsley Compensatory/Access Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides teaching strategies and instructional tips for teaching braille across the curriculum. 
Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Instructional Support, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: NFB sponsors a braille reading contest for students in grade K through 12 that runs through the fall months to January of the following year.
Braille Readiness Grid A. McComskey Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood
Beginning Reading, 
Tactual Related, 
Tactual Sensitivities
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Here is a grid showing the systematic learning progress of tactile skills in different areas of development.
Braille Transcribers' Kit for Math and other APH Braille Transcribers Kit (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math
Tactile Graphics kit Report a problem!
Description: Use these kits for the creation of various types of graphics.
Braille Writing Dot by Dot (APH Quota) E. Pester & 
F. Otto
Compensatory/Access Braille Writing, 
Slate & Stylus, 
Sports/Games
kit Report a problem!
Description: This program is designed to provide instruction in writing braille with either a braillewriter or a slate and stylus.  This kit focuses on beginning writing skills.
Braille/Print Literacy Issues and the Learning Media Assessment E. Lavinge & 
A. Adkins
Compensatory/Access Learning Media Assessment article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Dr. Phil Hatlen, Superintendent of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, addresses the issue of deciding if print or braille is best for a student in a previous See/Hear article (Winter, 2001), He stresses the importance of the Learning Media Assessment (LMA) and the role of the teacher of the visually impaired.
brailleSC.org N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Braille Writing, 
Education the General Public, 
Pre-Braille
website Report a problem!
Description: BrailleSC.org is an accessible website for individuals who are visually impaired and their families, friends, and educators. It provides a variety of articles and posts that emphasize the importance of braille literacy and provides strategies for other areas of the ECC as well, including, independent living skills, recreation & leisure, listening skills, etc.
The Bridge to Braille: Reading and School Success for the Young Blind Child C. Castellano & 
D. Kosman
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This is a practical step-by-step guide showing parents and teachers how to help blind children progress in literacy.
BRL: Braille Through Remote Learning N/A Compensatory/Access Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Instructional Support, 
Music, 
Nemeth
website Report a problem!
Description: This is an online instructional program that provides tools and resources related to braille, Nemeth Code, and music.braille. It includes contraction lists and common mistakes. Note: information and instruction is EBAE, not UEB.
CAL - Creative Adaptations for Learning (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access Instructional Aids/Materials website Report a problem!
Description: A company who produces braille and raised line materials for educational purposes.
Calendars (Videos) from the TSBVI Media Library N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Concept Development, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
video Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI houses numerous videos in the area of calendars and routines educating those who work with students with visual impairments in areas such as building a calendar system, implementation and videos of actual students using calendars to bring meaning to their day.
Can Reading and Writing Braille Be Taught Effectively On An Itinerant Basis? A. Koenig & 
J. Olmstead, 
E. Rex
Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Itinerant Issues
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This point/counterpoint feature evaluates braille literacy instruction in three commentaries by A. J. Koenig, J. E. Olmstead, and E. J. Rex. The commentaries indicate that itinerant instruction of braille skills can be effective with adequate student motivation and requisite skills, school staff and family support, vigilant focus on student needs, and adequate commitment of teaching time. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness 89 (4)  pp. 101-108
Chang Tactual Diagram Kit (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
O&M
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
kit Report a problem!
Description: The Chang Tactual Diagram Kit can be used to teach beginning concepts of symbols and structures as well as to create more advanced tactile maps.
Children's Braille Book Club  (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: For $100 per year, receive a monthly children's book, from preschool to 3rd grade, in twin vision format (print and braille).
Communication for Children with Deafblindness, or Visual and Multiple Impairments C. Montgomery Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Concept Development, 
Instructional Strategies
website Report a problem!
Description: This website is intended to support individuals in their interactions with children who have deafblindness including also those with visual and multiple impairments. The purpose is to offer a place for sharing strategies and ideas in the design and use of communication systems.
Computer Generated Tactile Graphics P. Van Geem Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This area of the TSBVI website discusses the how-to for making computer graphics plus gives a plethora of companies that provide materials for making the graphics.
Concept Development for Visually Handicapped Children: A Resource Guide . . . (Cost) W. T. Lydon & 
M. L. McGraw
Compensatory/Access, 
O&M
Concept Development book Report a problem!
Description: This guide offers a framework for concept development for children who are visually impaired from kindergarten on.
Connecting the Dots:  A Parent's Resource for Promoting Early Braille Literacy N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Family Resources kit Report a problem!
Description: A free information kit for parents providing information on the braille code, braille books and how to make braille books.
Crafty Graphics II Kit (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access Tactile Graphics kit Report a problem!
Description: Crafty Graphics Kit II provides supplemental tools to be used with the original Crafty Graphics: Stencil Embossing Kit.
Crafty Graphics, Stencil Embossing Kit (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access Tactile Graphics kit Report a problem!
Description: From the website, "This kit contains stencils, embossing tools, and other items needed to create tactile graphics by dry pressure embossing. You supply your own light source to place underneath sheets to be embossed (for example, APH's Mini-Lite Box or natural light)."
Design to Learn N/A Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Concept Development, 
Development-Communication, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Routines
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a website for a small staff of researchers and special educators who work for the Oregon Institute on Disability and Development, a program of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. They specialize in developing effective assessment and teaching strategies for children and adults with low-incidence disabilities. Various teaching guides are available for free download plus others are for purchase.
Determining the Reading Medium for Students with Visual Impairments A. Koenig, 
M. J. Sunscreen & 
M. C. Holbrook
Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access
Learning Media Assessment website Report a problem!
Description: This article, an excerpt from "Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy" (Wormsley and D'Andrea, 1997), addresses difficulties involved when determining reading media for students with low vision and proposes guidelines for appropriate decision-making. This link also includes other articles from "Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy".
Developing Concepts with Children Who Are Deaf/Blind B. Miles & 
B. McLetchie
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind
Concept Development   Report a problem!
Description: From the website,"Concepts are the ideas that give meaning to our world. This fact sheet discusses the process by which a deaf-blind child may develop their own unique concepts based on their personal experiences. Discussion involves the necessity of providing experiences to maximize a child's opportunity to develop concepts and the critical element of relationship in providing meaning."
DOTS for Braille Literacy N/A Compensatory/Access Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A free newsletter published three times a year promoting braille literacy. 
ECC Essentials: Teaching the Expanded Core Curriculum to Students with Visual Impairments C. Allman, 
S. Lewis & 
S. Spungin
Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
book Report a problem!
Description: From the publisher's website: "ECC Essentials is the first comprehensive book for teachers working to meet the unique learning needs of their students with visual impairments. It focuses on the education of children and adolescents in the expanded core curriculum by providing the rationale, suggestions, and strategies necessary to implement instruction. ECC Essentials gives teachers a road map for helping their students achieve success in school and life."
Elementary Reading Skills Continuum (Cost) TSBVI Teachers Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This is a pre-reading skills and reading skills continuum for print and braille readers in grades K-5.
English Braille American Edition 1994 N/A Compensatory/Access Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides book Report a problem!
Description: This is the official code book for English Braille American Edition.
Experience Stories for Functionally Blind Pre-readers M. Smith Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood
Beginning Reading, 
Pre-Braille, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This brief article provides suggestions for making experience stories and the beginnings of using tactile symbols for meaning.
Experiential Learning: Activities for Concept Development (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood
Concept Development kit Report a problem!
Description: From the website, "Activities in this guidebook are designed to help children learn through experience in a meaningful and fun way. Six developmental areas are addressed: cause and effect, hand-eye coordination (auditory-hand coordination), motor development, object permanence, sensory awareness, and spatial awareness. These are not the only areas where children can learn through experience. These concepts & skills, however, are six of the primary areas that need to be promoted in infants."
Foundations of Braille Literacy (1994) (Cost) E. J. Rex, 
J. Koenig, 
D. P. Wormsley & 
R. L. Baker
Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access
Curricula, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This book looks at what we know about braille as a medium for literacy, the ways in which we teach and assess braille reading and writing, and the needs that should be addressed in the future.
Geometry Tactile Graphics Kit (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math
Tactile Graphics kit Report a problem!
Description: Kit for the creation of graphics associated with the instruction of geometry.
Good Tactile Graphic: DVD and Booklet (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math
Instructional Strategies video Report a problem!
Description: This presentation helps teachers and braillists improve their skills in the creation of tactile graphics.
Guidelines and Games for Teaching Efficient Braille Reading (Cost) M. R. Olson & 
S. Mangold
Compensatory/Access Games, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Pre-Braille
book Report a problem!
Description: This books provides parents, vision teachers, and regular classroom teachers with ideas for adapting a general reading program to the needs of braille readers.  Activities and games offered provide enrichment to the traditional teaching of braille reading skills from the pre-school level through grade three.  Suggestions for working with remedial readers, regardless of their ages, are also presented.
Impact of Adolescents' Adjustment to Progressive Vision Loss on Braille Reading Skills: Case Studies M.B. Truan & 
S.D. Trent
Compensatory/Access Instruction of Adventitiously Blind article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article presents case studies of three adolescent boys with progressive vision loss who gradually became blind during adolescence. Examines the relationship between the boys' psychological adjustment to their blindness and their acquisition of braille reading skills. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 91 ( 5) pp. 301-308.
Implementation of UEB N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides website Report a problem!
Description: On November 2, 2012, the United States members of the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) voted to adopt Unified English Braille (UEB) to replace English Braille American Edition in the U.S. Based on extensive dialog and planning that involved more than 30 organizations as well as individual consumers, teachers, and transcribers, BANA established January 4, 2016, as the date by which the United States will implement UEB.
Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy (Cost) D. Wormsley & 
F.M. D'Andrea
Compensatory/Access Dual Media, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Pre-Braille
book Report a problem!
Description: This book is a compilation of successful instructional strategies for teaching braille to blind and visually impaired students that will allow them to achieve braille literacy to the best of their abilities.
Kester Braille Reading Program (Cost) Kester Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
kit Report a problem!
Description: Subtitled "Braille Lessons for Sighted People", this manual gives a comprehensive overview of literary braille to persons involved in the teaching of braille including teachers, teaching assistants, and parents. It is designed to teach specific skills to beginning readers in the same sequence these skills are taught to their sighted companions, i.e. alphabet, numbers, three-letter words with the short vowel sound, and basic punctuation through reading and writing. Note: EBAE not UEB.
Learning Ally N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This national library provides free downloadable books to students with a qualifying print disability. Textbooks are available for Texas students.
Learning Through Listening N/A Compensatory/Access Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Audio Books, 
Auditory Skills
website Report a problem!
Description: This website (from Learning Ally) provides teachers with free lesson plans, classroom activities and instructional ideas for 'listening focused content' for all ages and grade levels.
Learning to Listen/Listening to Learn (Cost) L. Barclay Compensatory/Access Auditory Skills book Report a problem!
Description: This resource provides information about age-appropriate listening skills and how and what to instruct in those areas.
Listening Skills Inventory N/A Compensatory/Access Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
Word document Report a problem!
Description: A resource from the Learning Through Listening (Learning Ally) website that provides listening lessons, strategies and lesson plans in order to better teach listening skills. The sequence of skills follows the New York Learning Standards for English and Language Arts and is delineated according to Elementary, Intermediate and Commencement levels.
Literacy and Communication Products from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access Accessible Books, 
Beginning Reading, 
Curricula, 
Large Print Books, 
Pre-Braille
website Report a problem!
Description: Vendor of products for the instruction of visually impaired students.
Literacy for Students with Low Vision:  A Framework for Delivering Instruction A. Corn & 
A. Koenig
Compensatory/Access Instructional Planning, 
Students with Low Vision
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: 'This study identified the levels of direct and consultative instructional services needed for teaching literacy skills to students with low vision.  The findings support the need to provide consistent, direct instruction to students with low vision in almost all areas of literacy and literacy-related skills.' Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness 96 (5) pp. 305-321 May 2002
Looking to Learn:  Promoting Literacy Skills in Students with Low Vision (Cost) F. M. D'Andrea and C. Farrenkoft (Eds.) Compensatory/Access Low Vision Device Training, 
Students with Low Vision, 
Vision Efficiency Training
book Report a problem!
Description: This book gives tips on helping students with low vision increase their literacy skills.  Topics include assessment, low vision devices, low vision exams and more.
Low Vision: Access to Print L. Gardner & 
A. Corn
Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
CEC website Report a problem!
Description: Position Paper from the Division on Visual Impairments, Council For Exceptional Children supporting the use of standard print with low vision devices.
LRS Large Print Reproductions (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Accessible Books, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Large Print Books, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: This company can enlarge books in black and white or color.
Motor Activities To Encourage Pre-Braille Skills D. Sewell Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood
Pre-Braille Word document Report a problem!
Description: This expert gives a list of activities to work on for the development of motor skills needed for pre-braille skills.
Move, Touch, Read! W. Drezek Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood
Pre-Braille article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: A leader in the area of early childhood development provides on-line sample units and activities used to promote braille literacy in young children with visual impairments
Moving Ahead Series Storybooks (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access Braille/Print Books book Report a problem!
Description: Moving Ahead storybooks are designed for students who have some experience with simple tactile representations and are ready for the next level of emergent literacy. Moving Ahead storybooks introduce symbolic representation, more complex illustrations, and an increased emphasis on text by combining tactile pictures, print/braille text, and a story.
National Braille Press (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Play, 
Pre-Braille, 
Recreational Reading, 
Sensory Training
website Report a problem!
Description: Nonprofit braille printing and publishing house. It offers a braille book-of-the-month club for children ages preschool to 2nd grade as well as other programs for students and educators, including Great Expectations, "a new literacy program for blind kids".
Nemeth Code Reference Sheet (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math
Nemeth website Report a problem!
Description: This sheet provides as a great reference tool to all the symbols used for mathematic functions.
NIMAS/NIMAC N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Accessible Books website Report a problem!
Description: The National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) is a national repository that holds electronic files converted from publishers of educational materials. It makes these NIMAS files available for the production of core instructional materials, such as textbooks, in accessible formats on behalf of eligible print-disabled students in grades K-12. Schools designate an Authorized User to retrieve.
Object Books M. Smith, 
S. Shaffer & 
D. Sewell
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood
Pre-Braille, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This document defines the object book and provides examples of how and when to have a student create one.
Open Library N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Audio Books, 
Ebooks, 
Libraries
website Report a problem!
Description: Open Library provides over 1 million accessible books available for download.
Paths to Literacy N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Braille Writing, 
Emergent Literacy Skills, 
Functional Braille, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Pre-Braille, 
Writing Skills
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a joint website created by the Perkins School for the Blind and TSBVI. Paths to Literacy provides information, strategies, resources, and research on a full range of areas related to literacy, including math, dual media, writing, ESL, and auditory. Literacy is promoted for all ages and levels, including students with multiple impairments. A forum can also be found here.
Patterns Prebraille Program (APH Quota) H. Caton, 
E. Pester, 
E. J. Bradley & 
K. S. Coy
Compensatory/Access Curricula, 
Emergent Literacy Skills
kit Report a problem!
Description: This program is designed to help children before they begin a basic braille reading program. It helps build a child's auditory, tactual, conceptual, and language abilities in preparation for braille reading and math.
Picture Maker: Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
O&M
Concept Development, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
kit Report a problem!
Description: This diagramming kit is excellent to create basic maps, charts, shapes, and art projects. It is very useful for O&M instructors and also for teachers with young students learning basic shape and numeracy concepts; especially good for concept development, math skills, & tactile graphics; an excellent tool for use in general education classrooms.
Primary Phonics Storybook Sets (Cost) B. Makar Compensatory/Access Accessible Books, 
Beginning Reading, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Large Print Books
book Report a problem!
Description: These booklets have large print, uncontracted and contracted braille and help the student practice basic beginner reading skills.
QuickTac N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Technology
Tactile Graphics website Report a problem!
Description: QuickTac is a free program available from Duxbury Systems Inc. It can be used to make simple tactile graphics.
Read Any Good Books Lately? Using APH Trade Books C. Johnson Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Article by a representative from APH on products that have been developed for emerging braille readers (2010).
Read How You Want, Your Customized Book Source (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access Accessible Books website Report a problem!
Description: A private Australian company that sells books in alternate formats such as braille, audio, and large print; the largest print size offered is 24 point; includes fiction, many classics.
Reading For Everyone:  Expanding Literacy Options C. Miller & 
A. Rash
Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Grade 1 Braille
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The theory of teaching uncontracted braille to students with multiple impairments is discussed.
Reading Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments: A Classroom Teacher's Guide N/A Compensatory/Access Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Instructional Support, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Students with Low Vision
Word document Report a problem!
Description: From SET-BC, this 26-page resource guide is written specifically for general education teachers and is available as a free download; includes explanations of different types of reading tools that a student with a visual impairment may use. Emphasis is placed on the individualized needs of the student. Also see â??Writing Strategiesâ?? from same source.
Recorded Books, LLC (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access Accessible Books, 
Audio Books, 
Family Resources, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a large catalog of complete and unabridged audiobooks. It also includes Accelerated Reader titles.
Remarkable Conversations: A Guide to Developing Meaningful Communication with Children and Young Adults who are Deafblind (Cost) B. Miles & 
M. Riggio
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind
Communication, 
Concept Development, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This book addresses the needs of children of all abilities, from those who use nonlinguistic forms of communication such as objects or body movements to those who use linguistic forms such as sign language or writing. It is invaluable to aspiring teachers, to teachers in special and regular education settings, to families, to clinicians, and to all who advocate for quality programs for the deafblind.
Resources for Preparing Quality Tactile Graphics P. Van Geem Compensatory/Access, 
Science, 
Social Studies
  website Report a problem!
Description: Mr. Van Geem, an Educational Consultant with TSBVI, provides a list of resources beneficial to those who create tactile graphics in the area of math, science, social studies and literacy.
Resources for Unified English Braille (UEB) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Braille Production
  Report a problem!
Description: Region 10 houses multiple resources to help TVIs prepare for the implementation of the UEB.
SAM: Symbols and Meaning (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Concept Development, 
Instructional Strategies
kit Report a problem!
Description: A kit for students with visual and multiple impairments and pre-school children with visual impairments who are just beginning to use symbols -- the late sensorimotor, early preoperational stage of cognitive development.
Seedlings, Braille Books for Children (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Play, 
Pre-Braille, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of braille books for children (available in uncontracted and contracted braille).
ShareBraille N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille/Print Books, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
website Report a problem!
Description: ShareBraille is a division of NFB offering the exchange of donated braille books in order to build braille literacy.
Speakaboos N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Recreation and Leisure
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: This website offers free visual stories for young children with audio and music. Categories include nursery rhymes, fables, folk stories and songs. (Not VI Specific)
STACS: Standardized Tactile Augmentative Communication Symbols Kit N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI
Communication, 
Comprehensive Assessment
kit Report a problem!
Description: From the APH website, "STACS . . .helps learning partners (teachers, parents, peers, etc.) teach a beginning standardized vocabulary. Teachers then introduce additional individualized symbols as needed. The STACS instruction manual and included online videos show learning partners how to implement symbols effectively as a part of their learner's communication system.
Student Supplies from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Student Supplies
website Report a problem!
Description: Student supplies include folders for braille papers, paper, slate and stylus, dark-lined paper, etc.
Suggestions for Working with Braille Students in a Regular Classroom E. Rao Compensatory/Access Inservice for Teachers and Administrators Word document Report a problem!
Description: Written for the general educator, this document provides a good overview of working with a braille student.
Swail Dot Inverter (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
O&M
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
kit Report a problem!
Description: This kit is for the simple construction of diagrams, graphs, and maps by embossing a series of single dots; can be used for creating tactile graphics and also for marking pages, creating labels, etc.
Tack-Tiles (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access Instructional Aids/Materials website Report a problem!
Description: A teaching tool similar to Lego Blocks used for improving braille literacy skills.
Tactile Graphics (Cost) P. K. Edman Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science
Instructional Strategies, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps, 
Tactual Sensitivities
book Report a problem!
Description: This is a comprehensive sourcebook for translating visual information into a three-dimensional form that blind and visually impaired persons can understand.
Tactile Graphics Image Library at APH N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Science, 
Social Studies
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
website Report a problem!
Description: This library has a plethera of images that can be downloaded for creating tactile graphics for students with visual impairments.
Tactile Graphics Kit (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
kit Report a problem!
Description: Extensive kit for making maps, graphs, diagrams, etc. Contains braille slate and stylus, aluminum foil and guidebook with helpful information on tactile skills.
Tactile Graphics Starter Kit (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science
Tactile Graphics kit Report a problem!
Description: This kit is for the beginning tactile graphics maker or for student-made graphics. It includes a slate and stylus and manual.
Tactile Graphics, An Overview and Resource Guide N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science
Instructional Strategies website Report a problem!
Description: This online resource guide provides information about how to use and prepare tactile graphics and where to find materials.
Tactile Library N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
website Report a problem!
Description: Tactile Library provides a free library of diagrams broken down into categories by age and topic.
Tactile Maps: New Materials and Improved Designs (Cost) B. Horsfall Compensatory/Access, 
O&M
Instructional Strategies article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article evaluates the relative strengths of different ways to make tactile maps, including new photopolymers (plastics that harden with exposure to light) and computer-assisted design (CAD). Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, (91)2, pp. 61-65. (January/February 1997)
Tactile Strategies for Children Who Have Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities: Promoting Communication and Learning Skills (Cost) D. Chen & 
J. E. Downing
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI
Concept Development, 
Routines, 
Tactual Related
book Report a problem!
Description: For teachers and parents to help promote growth, development, and communication of children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities to plan interventions.
Tactile Symbols (Videos) from the TSBVI Media Library N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI
Concept Development, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners
video Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI houses numerous videos in the area of tactile symbol systems educating those who work with students with visual impairments in areas such as making tactile symbols, creating a calendar system, and implementation and videos of actual students using tactile symbols to bring meaning to their day.
Tactual Discrimination Worksheets (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Sensory Efficiency
Tactual Sensitivities kit Report a problem!
Description: These worksheets come in four sections to increase discrimination skills.
Teaching Emergent Literacy Skills To Kindergarten Students in a Braille/Print Program D. McGregor & 
C. Farrenkopf
Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Two VI professionals discuss tips for itinerant teachers in teaching beginning braille. (Article is from 2002 AER International Conference)
Teaching Faster Braille Reading in the Primary Grades M. R. Olson Compensatory/Access Instructional Strategies article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Recent studies have reported considerable success in teaching the visually handicapped techniques of rapid reading. Most of the braille readers participating in these studies had been reading for several years; little if any efforts have been made toward application of rapid reading principles in the primary grades. This article identifies twelve rapid reading principles and discusses their implementation by itinerant or resource teachers of beginning braille readers. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 71(3) 122-124.
Teaching Signature Writing to Those Who Are Visually Impaired (Cost) S. Mangold & 
M.E. Pesavento
Compensatory/Access Signature Writing book

video
Report a problem!
Description: This program offers a creative teaching method that will help teach students as well as adults how to make an acceptable legal signature.  It is composed of a 35 minute video and a supplementary booklet which is available in print, large print, and braille.
Teaching the Braille Slate and Stylus:A Manual for Mastery (Cost) P. N. Mangold Compensatory/Access Slate & Stylus book

video
Report a problem!
Description: This manual or DVD contains all the information you will need to become, or help someone else become a proficient slate user.
TEKS for Listening Skills N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Sensory Efficiency
Instructional Development Word document Report a problem!
Description: A compiled list of TEKS that are related to listening skill development. Great to use when creating IEPS. (Texas specific and subject to change)
Texas State Library - Talking Book Program N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Family Resources, 
Large Print Books, 
Music, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: The TSL program allows visually and physically impaired patrons to choose free books from a national library system in braille, large type or audio format. (Texas students only)
The Blind Reader's Page N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Recreation and Leisure
Accessible Books, 
Internet and Accessibility, 
Parent Resources, 
Recreation, 
Sports/Games
website Report a problem!
Description: The Blind Reader's Page offers a wide variety of information in alternative formats for those with print disabilities.
The Braille Connection:A Braille Reading and Writing Program for Former Print Users (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access Instruction of Adventitiously Blind kit Report a problem!
Description: This curriculum is designed to teach braille to adult and teenage print readers with acquired blindness (former print readers). It begins with uncontracted braille then advances to contracted braille.
The Braille Enthusiast's Dictionary (Cost) A. J. Koenig & 
M. C. Holbrook
Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Reference
book Report a problem!
Description: This dictionary provides braille transcriptions for more than 29,000 English words. It also provides syllable divisions to help maximize line usage. EBAE not UEB
The Mangold Developmental Program of Tactile Perception and Braille Letter Recognition (Cost) S. Mangold Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Pre-Braille, 
Tactual Sensitivities
kit Report a problem!
Description: The program is designed to promote efficient two-handed braille reading and decrease undesirable scrubbing and back-tracking behaviors, as well as errors in braille letter recognition. 
The National Federation of the Blind Braille Reading Pals Club: A Pre-literacy Program for Blind and Low Vision Children Ages Infant to Seven N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Pre-Braille
website Report a problem!
Description: This program encourages parents to take an active roll in the braille literacy of their child.
The Princeton Braillists (Costs) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Science, 
Social Studies
Tactile Graphics website Report a problem!
Description: From the website, "The Princeton Braillists is a small group of senior citizen volunteers whose goal is to make high quality but inexpensive tactile maps and drawings for blind people of all ages."
Tips for Teaching Slate and Stylus E. Rao Compensatory/Access Slate & Stylus Word document Report a problem!
Description: A great quick reference to successfully teaching Slate and Stylus skills
Touch Graphics Inc. (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Tactual Related, 
Technology
website Report a problem!
Description: This company produces the Talking Tactile Tablet, the Wii Cane and the SAL braille tutor and is a leader in cutting edge technology for the blind and visually impaired.
Tumblebooks (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access Accessible Books, 
Audio Books, 
Large Print Books, 
Libraries
website Report a problem!
Description: A low cost subscription service available to libraries that provides on-line books with variable text sizes and an audio component.
Turbo Phonics (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Technology
Beginning Reading, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
video Report a problem!
Description: This is a computer based reading program designed to help young low vision students attain reading skills.
UEB Resources from Region 10 ESC N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Braille Production
website Report a problem!
Description: A collection of resources supporting the change to Unified English Braille (UEB).
Un's The One - Uncontracted Braille FUNdamententals (Cost) D. Sewell & 
A. Rash
Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Braille Writing, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
kit Report a problem!
Description: Un's The One is a comprehensive program for teaching uncontracted braille. The sequence for introducing the braille configurations has been organized into 16 clusters of letters, numerals, punctuation, and special signs, with the last cluster devoted to reading practice. Also included in this curriculum are a Pre-Braille Assessment, a Braille checklist and ideas for games.
Using Readers C. Castellano Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Auditory Skills, 
Instructional Strategies
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: The author, a seasoned veteran teacher of children with visual impairments, gives tips on how a student uses a reader and how he goes about getting accustomed to having a live reader.
What a Concept J. Dirkel Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Concept Development article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: An outstanding article written for parents by an expert in the field of communication and visual impairments. Mr. Dirkel speaks simply about concept development as it relates to language and child development.
Where to Find Braille Books for Children M. Garber Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article, written for parents, tells of the top companies that sell or distribute braille children's books.
Word PlayHouse Kit (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Pre-Braille
kit Report a problem!
Description: From the catalog, 'Word PlayHouse helps students focus on phonics, spelling and phonemic awareness.' It can be used with blind and low vision students.
Writing Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments: A Classroom Teacher's Guide N/A Compensatory/Access Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Braille Writing, 
Instructional Support, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Writing Skills
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This guide from SET-BC is written specifically for the regular education teacher as an explanation of the different tools a student with a visual impairment may use in the classroom. The emphasis is on the unique, individualized needs of the student.