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A1 Free Sound Effects N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Recreation and Leisure
Games, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
website Report a problem!
Description: This website houses thousands of sounds that include animals, motors, etc. They can be downloaded for activities such as listening lessons and games.
AbleData N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Adapted PE, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: This website is devoted to providing objective information on all types of assistive technology for all types of people with disabilities.
Accessible Textbooks Clearinghouse N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
website Report a problem!
Description: This page serves as a clearing house for information related to textbook accessibility for students with disabilities.
ACT (The American College Testing Program) Services for Students with Disabilities  N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science
College, 
Family Resources, 
Transition/Future Planning
website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides information on how to register for the ACT and obtain materials in the correct medium.
Aluminum Diagramming Foil for Use with Tactile Graphics Kit (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science
Tactile Graphics kit Report a problem!
Description: Use this aluminum foil for creating masters of raised-line graphics. (available only through print catalog)
American Printing House for the Blind Accessible Textbooks Dept. (Formally ATIC) (Cost/Quota Funds) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
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 medias: regular print, recorded, braille and enlarged type.
American Printing House for the Blind Instructional Products Catalog & Parts Catalog (APH Quota) N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Products website Report a problem!
Description: APH is the premiere vendor of materials used for instructing visually impaired students.(Many items available free of charge to local school districts through Texas quota funds.)
American Printing House for the Blind Print/Braille Children's Books: Chrissy's Collection (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Braille/Print Books book Report a problem!
Description: APH has produced a collection of high interest books with both print and braille formats together.
American Thermoform Corp. (ATC) (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Producing Nemeth Code, 
Products, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps, 
Technology
website Report a problem!
Description: Manufacturer of hardware, software, thermoform machines and consumable product for the production of braille and tactual graphics. They also carry low vision products.
Assessment Kit: Kit of Informal Tools for Academic Students with Visual Impairments (Cost) D. Sewell (Ed.) Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Career Education, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Family Resources, 
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Itinerant Issues, 
Job Descriptions, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Nemeth, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance, 
Resources, 
Scheduling, 
Self-Awareness, 
Sports/Games, 
Student Data, 
Teaching Advanced Mathematics, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts, 
Writing Skills
kit Report a problem!
Description: This kit brings together informal checklists, suggestions for format; assessment materials that you may want to buy, informal reading inventories, and assessments of compensatory skill areas.
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, 
Professional Resources, 
Tactile Graphics
website Report a problem!
Description: BANA's purpose is to promote braille literacy through position papers, guidesheets and opinions by providing rules in useage of the code which includes tactile graphics.
Basic Skills for Community Living: A Curriculum for Students with VI & Multiple Disabilities (Cost) N. Levack, 
S. Hauser, 
L. Newton & 
P. Stephenson
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction
Curricula, 
Functional Skills, 
Instruction of Adventitiously Blind, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Personal Control and Individual Performance, 
Resources, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners
book Report a problem!
Description: This curriculum is particularly designed for students who learn best within highly structured routines and who have great difficulty generalizing what they learn to new situations. 
Basic Skills for Community Living:  Activity Routines (Cost) P. Stephenson Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
Social Interaction
Functional Skills, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Routines, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners
book Report a problem!
Description: A companion book to Basic Skills for Community Living for the domestic, recreation/leisure, and vocational domains, including activity routine discrepancy analysis forms, preprinted with routine steps with permission to copy. Step by step activity routines are listed for the domestic, recreation/leisure, and vocational routines.
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 to Use An Object Calendar S. Shafer Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Tips for using an object calendar are discussed.
Beginning with Braille (Cost) A. Swenson Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Sensory Efficiency
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Writing, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
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.
Braille Book Files at TSBVI N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Ebooks, 
Nemeth, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Teaching Advanced Mathematics
website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides teachers with literary, science and math materials that can be downloaded in Megadots, Duxbury, and BRF formats.
Braille Bug N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional 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 Fact Sheet N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Education the General Public Word document Report a problem!
Description: Information about Braille is given in handout form.
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 Helps C. Ovard Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Math, 
Science
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Nemeth
website Report a problem!
Description: This webpage provides reference guides for Braille and Nemeth codes.
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 International (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Braille Publishers, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Family Resources
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a producer of adult and childrens' braille books. They have approximately 1400 books on hand and can make books on demand.
Braille is Beautiful (Cost) B. Zaborowski Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
kit Report a problem!
Description: A kit and curriculum for sighted school aged children promoting 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, 
Self Determination
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
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, 
Family Resources
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 Reading Pals Club - Early Literacy Program N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
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.
Braille Shop (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources, 
Technology
Braille/Print Books, 
Games, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
website Report a problem!
Description: This company is dedicated to selling high quality braille products at reasonable prices. Items sold are tactile graphics including maps, braille teaching supplies, technology products and puzzles and games.
Braille Transcribers' Kit: Math (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math
Tactile Graphics kit Report a problem!
Description: Use this kit for the creation of elementary math 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.
Brl Contraction Lookup Dictionary N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides website Report a problem!
Description: Just type in the word you want, click submit,and it displays the word in braille. It's a great help when one is trying to remember which contraction takes precedence in troublesome words.
BRL:  Braille Through Remote Learning N/A Arts, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Math, 
Science
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Instructional Support, 
Music, 
Nemeth
website Report a problem!
Description: This site provides tools and resources related to braille, nemeth and music braille which includes contraction lists and problematic areas.
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.
Can Do! Series (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction
Concept Development, 
Early Intervention, 
Low Vision, 
Tactual Sensitivities
video Report a problem!
Description: This is a series of 11 DVDs for those working with young children with visual impairments. It is also parent friendly.
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: This kit is for orientation and mobility instructors. It provides bright yellow plastic diagrams for instructional purposes.
Children's Braille Book Club  (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
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 Skills for Visually Impaired Learners:  Braille, Print and Listening Skills for Students Who Are Visually Impaired (Cost) R. K. Harley, 
M. B. Truan & 
L. D. Sanford
Compensatory/Access, 
Sensory Efficiency
Auditory Skills, 
Beginning Reading, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Support
book Report a problem!
Description: This book is designed to provide a foundation for a better understanding of the teaching of communication skills to children, youth, and adults with visual impairments. 
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.
Creative Communication N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Communication, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Support, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Homepage for Patti King-DeBaun, a leader in innovative communication and technology those with disabilities. (Not VI specific)
DOTS for Braille Literacy N/A Compensatory/Access Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Newsletter published three times a year promoting braille literacy. 
Duxbury Systems (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Producing Nemeth Code, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Retailer of software for the visually impaired including translators, MegaDots and Math Braille Talk
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.
Emergent Literacy Success:  Merging Technology and Whole Language for Students with Disabilities (Cost) C.R. Musselwhite & 
P. King-DeBaun
Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Communication, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This book is a resource for strategies in using technology for literacy instruction.  It can be used children with various disabilities. (Not VI specific)
Enablemart (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Braille Production, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Tactile Graphics
website Report a problem!
Description: This on-line vendor sells productss such as accessibility solutions, computer hardware, software, development tools, and aids for individuals with specific needs.
Enabling Technologies (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science, 
Technology
Producing Nemeth Code website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of braille production products.
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.
ETA/Cuisenaire  (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Math, 
Science
Instructional Aids/Materials website Report a problem!
Description: This is a source for manipulatives for all ages and grade levels. (Not VI specific)
EVALS: Evaluating Visually Impaired Students (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Support, 
Program Planning, 
Signature Writing, 
Student Data, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Teaching Basic Number Facts and Operation, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts, 
Vision Efficiency Training, 
Vocational Education Training, 
Writing Skills
kit Report a problem!
Description: 'Evaluation of students with VI is a complex, multi-faceted process of gathering info. using appropriate tools & techniques. Informal evaluation should be considered an essential supplement to the use of formal measures and published instruments. In order to determine curricular focus and plan effective instructional programming for students, the staff must know a student's levels of functioning in all areas of academic and unique need.'
Exceptional Teaching Aids (Cost) N/A Arts, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of products specifically for teaching the visually impaired.
Experience Stories for Functionally Blind Pre-readers M. Smith Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Beginning Reading, 
Pre-Braille, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners
Word document Report a problem!
Description: This article provides suggestions for making experience stories and the beginnings of using tactile symbols for meaning.
Feelin' Groovy: Functional Tactual Skills M. Smith & 
R. Toy
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Communication, 
Functional Skills, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners, 
Tactual Related
website Report a problem!
Description: The importance of functional tactual skills is discussed and implementation of goals are given.
Finding Ebooks on the Internet (Cost) A. Dresner Compensatory/Access, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Ebooks
book Report a problem!
Description: The author, who is visually impaired, explains where to locate books in different formats on the internet.
Finding, Researching and Downloading Books, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias on the Net M. McCarty Compensatory/Access, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Recreational Reading, 
Reference, 
Technology
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Mr. McCarty has updated his article on locating needed resources for visually impaired users on the internet.
Foundations of Braille Literacy (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.
Fred's Head Blog N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Support, 
Training and Tutorials
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides tips, tutorials, articles, and information for those who are visually impaired and those who work with them.
Freedom Scientific (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Internet and Accessibility, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of hardware used with blind, deaf-blind and visually impaired consumers. 
Functional Academic Curriculum for Exceptional Students (F.A.C.E.S.) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies
Curricula, 
Functional Math, 
Functional Skills, 
Instruction of Adventitiously Blind, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies
kit Report a problem!
Description: This curriculum covers math, science, social studies, physical health and vocational skills (elementary to high school) for students with moderate to severe disabilities. (Not VI specific)
Functional Academics: A Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments (Cost) S. Hauser, 
N. Levack & 
L. Newton
Compensatory/Access, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
Science, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies
Functional Braille, 
Functional Math, 
Functional Skills, 
Instruction of Adventitiously Blind, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: This curriculum is designed for students in which a developmental or academic approach to learning is inappropriate.  It includes activities and teaching strategies.
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.
gh (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Technology
Producing Nemeth Code, 
Products, 
Technology
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a producer of audio accessible, tactile graphics and braille products.
Good Tactile Graphic: A Two-Tape Video Presentation and Booklet (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Professional Resources
Instructional Strategies video Report a problem!
Description: This presentation helps beginners and advanced tactile graphics makers to increase their skills.
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.
GW Micro  (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Independent Living, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Internet and Accessibility, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Orientation Systems, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Maker of Window Eyes screen reader program, braille notetakers, pda, portable cctvs and portable braille displays.
Hadley School for the Blind N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Communication, 
Family Resources, 
Learning Nemeth Code, 
Libraries, 
Resources, 
Training and Tutorials
website Report a problem!
Description: Tuition free correspondent courses available to students, family members, etc. for instruction in areas specific to visual impairments, including parents, early childhood, and assistive technology.
Hark the Sound G. Bishop Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Auditory Skills, 
Games
website Report a problem!
Description: A downloadable computer program that provides auditory games for visually impaired students.
How Does AT Fit into My Life and My Paperwork? Debra Leff and Cecilia Robinson Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Audio Books, 
Braille Writing, 
Internet and Accessibility, 
Low Vision Device Training, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Resources, 
Technology, 
Training and Tutorials
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Technology resources and tutorials for all students with visual impairments. Includes accessibility, keyboarding, math, study aid, scan and read, braille, O&M, PDA and screen review.
Humanware (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
O&M, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Braille Production, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Maker of technology products for the visually impaired
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.
Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy (Cost) D. Wormsley & 
F.M. D'Andrea
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood
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. 
Intellitools (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of technology products for students needing a variety of assistance with learning. (Not VI specific)
Iowa Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) Resource Guide K. Blankenship, 
et. al.
Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Auditory Skills, 
Documenting Progress, 
Eligibility, 
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
IEP, 
IEP Prep, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Program Planning, 
Student Data, 
Student Observation
Word document Report a problem!
Description: An incredibly thorough tool written for TVIs and COMS to help instruct, assess, plan and evaluate in all areas of the ECC.
Judy Lynn Software, Inc. (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Maker of switch software for use with students with special needs. (Not VI specific)
Just Enough to Know Better:  A Braille Primer for Sighted Parents (Cost)   E. Curran Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Family Resources
book Report a problem!
Description: This book was written for parents of children with visual impairments who have no prior knowledge of braille but would like to learn.
JVIB (Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness) Subject Index for Articles (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Support website Report a problem!
Description: This is a current list of articles available for download, indexed by subject area.
Kester Braille Reading Program (Cost) Kester Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
kit Report a problem!
Description: The Kester Reading Program '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.'
Large Print Suppliers and Publishers N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Accessible Books, 
Large Print Books, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: Here is a list of publishing companies and individual companies that will enlarge books.
Learning Ally N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This national library provides books on compact disc and available for download. Textbooks are available for Texas students.
Learning Media Assessment for Students with Visual Impairments A Resource Guide for Teachers (Cost) A. J. Koenig & 
M. K. Holbrook
Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Dual Media, 
Learning Media Assessment, 
Writing Skills
book Report a problem!
Description: This book provides a conceptual framework and structured guidelines to follow in the decision making process for selecting the appropriate literacy media for students with visual impairments.  A number of checklists and forms are provided to take the assessor through the steps of this process.
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 provides teachers lesson plans, classroom acitivties 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 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
Literacy Skills. In Foundations of Education, 2nd Ed., Volume II:  Instructional Strategies for Teaching Children & Youths with Visual Impairments (Cost) A. Koenig & 
M. Holbrook
Compensatory/Access Accessible Books, 
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Production, 
Dual Media, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Pre-Braille, 
Tactile Graphics
book Report a problem!
Description: This chapter thoroughly discusses literacy, tools used to increase literacy and instructional strategies.
Looking to Learn:  Promoting Literacy Skills in Students with Low Vision (Cost) F. M. D'Andrea and C. Farrenkoft (Eds.) Compensatory/Access, 
Sensory Efficiency
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Low Vision Device Training, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Students with Low Vision, 
Writing Skills
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 Gateway N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Accessible Books, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Low Vision Specialists, 
Technology, 
Transition/Future Planning, 
Transportation, 
Vision Efficiency Skills, 
Visual Efficiency and Functioning
website Report a problem!
Description: This site offers information about low vision and the many aspects of having low vision. It is for parents, family members and educators.
Low Vision: A Resource Guide with Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments (Cost) N. Levack Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Functional Vision Evaluation, 
Low Vision
website Report a problem!
Description: This book provides guidelines for assessing a student's visual functioning and implementing programming that will enhance students' visual functioning. It also serves as a reference guide for information related to low vision. Specific directions are given for conducting a functional vision evaluation and a comprehensive evaluation tool is provided.
Low Vision: Access to Print L. Gardner & 
A. Corn
Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency
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, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Accessible Books, 
Large Print Books, 
Recreational Reading
website Report a problem!
Description: This company can enlarge books in black and white or color.
LS&S Group (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Family Resources, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions
website Report a problem!
Description: This is a catalog of products promoting independence of people with visual impairments.
Mathematics. In Koenig & Holbrook (Eds.), Foundations of Education, Vol II, 2nd Edition (Cost) G. Kapperman, 
T. Heinze & 
J. Sticken
Compensatory/Access, 
Math
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support
book Report a problem!
Description: This chapter provides detailed instructional strategies for teaching mathematics to visually impaired students. It also contains specific information regarding the creation of tactile graphics for the instruction of mathematics skills.
Mayer-Johnson Co. (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Communication, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: This company sells materials in promoting language with those who are speech and language impaired. Some items are symbol systems, PCS and materials for Boardmaker. (Not VI specific)
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, 
Recreation and Leisure
Braille/Print Books book Report a problem!
Description: From the website, 'Moving Ahead Storybooks introduce symbolic representation, more complex illustrations, and an increased emphasis on text by combining tactile pictures, print/braille text and a fun story.
National Braille Press (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
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.
Nemeth Code Made Easy C. Weaver Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Professional Resources
Nemeth Word document Report a problem!
Description: This text gives a very basic overview of how Nemeth Code is written. An excellent source for those creating transcribing math for students.
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, 
Technology
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, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
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.
Paths to Literacy N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Braille Writing, 
Emergent Literacy Skills, 
Functional Braille, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
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 to promote literacy among those students with visual impairments. Literacy is promoted for all ages, levels and includes strategies for those with multiple disabilities. 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. 
Patterns:  The Primary Braille Reading Program (APH Quota) H. Caton, 
E. Pester & 
E. J. Bradley
Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Braille Writing, 
Curricula
kit Report a problem!
Description: This program is designed for beginning braille readers from the readiness level through the third reading level.  Word recognition is taught through tactual memory, phonological skills, and syntactical skills.  Patterns contains a variety of learning materials including a braille tend worksheets for all levels.  A teacher's edition with lesson plans is also provided.
Patterns:  The Primary Braille Spelling and English Program (APH Quota) H. Caton, 
E. Pester, 
E. J. Bradley & 
E. P. Hamp
Compensatory/Access Beginning Reading, 
Braille Writing
kit Report a problem!
Description: This program teaches complete spelling and language skills to primary grade student who use braille as their primary literacy medium.  It is composed of tests, posttests, worksheets and teacher's editions.  There are four levels. This program is a companion to the Patterns Braille Reading Program.
Perkins School for the Blind - Products (Cost) N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Braille Writing, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Producer of various types of instructional aids and resources for families and professionals.
Picture Maker: Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Sensory Efficiency
Concept Development, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
kit Report a problem!
Description: This multipurpose tactual board is used for lessons in mapping, charting and art.
Pre-Reading Activities for Blind Preschoolers R. Ryles Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood
Pre-Braille article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: These activities are suggestions from a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and an Occupational Therapist on activities young children can do to improve finger and hand strength.
Preparing Tactile Adaptations for Math and Science (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science
Tactile Graphics video Report a problem!
Description: This video provides instruction to teachers on how to use tactile graphics (with everyday household products) when teaching math and science to visually impaired students.
Prepatory Reading Program for Visually Handicapped Children (PREP) (APH Quota) A. Hall, 
B. Rodabaugh & 
C. Smith
Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Writing, 
Sports/Games
kit Report a problem!
Description: This program for students who are potentially braille readers or large type readers focuses on the ten concepts considered to be most directly related to the reading process.  Instructional objectives are included for each key concept as well as multisensory lessons which teach these objectives.  Each unit also includes a storybook in large print and braille.
Primary Phonics Storybook Sets (Cost) B. Makar Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Accessible Books, 
Beginning Reading, 
Braille/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.
Publications available from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Curricula, 
Instructional Support
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of books, curricula and kits for professionals who serve students with visual impairments and those with additional disabilities.
QuickTac N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Technology
Tactile Graphics website Report a problem!
Description: QuickTac is a free program available from Duxbury Systems Inc. which can be used to produce tactile graphics.
Read Any Good Books Lately? Using APH Trade Books C. Johnson Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Beginning Reading, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
Word document Report a problem!
Description: A representative from APH presents the new products that have been developed for emerging braille readers.
Read How You Want, Your Customized Book Source (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Accessible Books website Report a problem!
Description: This company provides a very comprehensive list of on-demamnd books in alternate formats such as braille, auditory and large print.
Reading For Everyone:  Expanding Literacy Options C. Miller & 
A. Rash
Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI
Functional Braille, 
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: This resource guide is written specifically for the general education teachers with explanations for the different types of reading tools a student with a visual impairment may use. Emphasis is placed on the individualized needs of the student.
Recorded Books, LLC (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
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.
Resources for Preparing Quality Tactile Graphics N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Science, 
Social Studies
Tactile Graphics Word document Report a problem!
Description: List of companies who make tactile graphic materials.
SAL2 - Speech Assisted Learning (Cost) S. Mangold Compensatory/Access, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps, 
Tactual Sensitivities
kit Report a problem!
Description: An interactive learning device which enables students to use worksheets on a computerized platform the TTT (Talking Tactual Tablet) to learn and practice braille and tactual skills.
Scattered Crowns: Tactile Attribute Game (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
Games kit Report a problem!
Description: 'A fun, versatile board game that encourages young children, especially those with visual impairments and blindness, to develop tactile skills.' For ages 5 and up.
Script Letter Sheet & Board (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access Signature Writing kit Report a problem!
Description: Used for teaching signature writing, this kit provides embossed script letters on sheets and incised script letters on a board.
Seedlings, Braille Books for Children (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
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).
Sensible Graphics N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
website Report a problem!
Description: A website devoted to collecting tactile graphic files or images for use with visually impaired learners.
ShareBraille N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
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.
Shop Low Vision (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Low Vision Solutions, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: Catalog of products promoting independence for the visually impaired consumer plus materials for the vision professional.
Short-Term Program Classes at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Low Vision Device Training, 
Teaching Mathematical Concepts
website Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI offers one week courses during the regular school term for intensive training in specific areas of a student's IEP. Some programs are specific to a particular subject and some programs are specific to having a visual impairment.(Texas students only)
Simplified Technologies by Linda Burkhart N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
MIVI, 
Self Determination, 
Technology
Choice and Decision Making, 
Communication
website Report a problem!
Description: A leader in the field of assistive technology for many years, Linda Burkhart has written many how-to books on making switches, using devices as well as the educational theories behind switch use.  She also has some resources that discuss the integration of devices into a variety of classroom environments. (Not VI specific)
Speakaboos N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Audio Books
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)
STAGES Software Solutions for Special Needs (Cost) M. Pugliese Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Strategies
book Report a problem!
Description: Guide for teachers of students with multiple disabilities in choosing educational software according to developmental and communication level.
Storyline Online N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Audio Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This website, sponsored by the Sreen Actors Guild Foundation provides audio and visual books read by famous actors. Although not VI specific, blind children can listen to the audio stories without needing any modifications to the technology.
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.
Summer Programs Available at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired N/A Arts, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Adapted PE, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Arts and Crafts, 
Camp, 
Cane Travel, 
Choice and Decision Making, 
Functional Skills, 
Games, 
Instruction of Personal Management, 
Recreation, 
Resources, 
Role Models/Mentors for Students, 
Self-Advocacy and Leadership, 
Transition/Future Planning, 
Vocational Education Training
website Report a problem!
Description: TSBVI offers summer programs that provide students with instruction in all areas of the ECC.  (Texas students only)
Swail Dot Inverter (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Science
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
kit Report a problem!
Description: This kit is for the simple construction of diagrams, graphs, maps by embossing a series of single dots.
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 Graphic Products from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
O&M, 
Science, 
Sensory Efficiency
Tactile Graphics website Report a problem!
Description: Vendor of tactile graphics products and supplies for instructing the visually impaired.
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.
Tactile Graphics Resource List J. Piscitello, 
M. Rieger & 
T. Maggiore
Arts, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Professional Resources, 
Science, 
Social Studies
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps
website Report a problem!
Description: Here is a nice compilation of resources one can use when creating tactile graphics.
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. 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: A free library from the UK loaded with images that are broken down according to age. Most images are considered universal.
Tactile Maps: New Materials and Improved Designs 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). Photopolymers yield crisp and precise images and produce excellent masters for vacuum forming maps. CAD allows for quick design and proofreading and the easy modification of images and text. High-quality tactile maps can be easily produced and refined by almost anyone using this technology. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, (91)2, pp. 61-65. (January/February 1997)
Tactile Math Graphics S. Osterhaus, 
D. Spence & 
J. Gardner
Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science
Producing Nemeth Code, 
Tactile Graphics
Word document Report a problem!
Description: Resource list of on-line articles for preparing and using tactile graphics with mathematics. Some general information about tactile graphics is included.
Tactile Symbols, Directory to Tactile Symbols List Functional Academics and Basic Skills Dept., 
TSBVI
Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Sensory Efficiency
Tactile Symbols for Functional Learners Word document Report a problem!
Description: The directory listing of the tactile symbol system used at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired's FA/BC Department.
Tactile Vision Inc. (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Math, 
Sensory Efficiency
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Tactile Maps, 
Tactual Related
website Report a problem!
Description: Producer of raised print products, tactile graphics and braille.
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.
Tangible Graphs (APH Quota) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Sensory Efficiency
Instructional Strategies kit Report a problem!
Description: Kit for the instruction of tactile graphics reading. This product includes an assessment of a student's ability to read a tactile graph.
Teaching Braille Slate and Stylus:  A Manual for Mastery (Cost) P. N. Mangold Compensatory/Access Slate & Stylus book Report a problem!
Description: This manual contains all the information you will need to become, or help someone else become a proficient slate user.
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.
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 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 (Cost) S. Mangold Compensatory/Access Slate & Stylus video Report a problem!
Description: This 18 minute video demonstrates appropriate teaching techniques and students adequately using the slate and stylus.
Teaching Visually Impaired Children to Make Distance Judgments From a Tactile Map S. Ungar, 
M. Blades & 
C. Spencer
Compensatory/Access, 
O&M
Instructional Strategies, 
Tactile Maps
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: This article reports on two experiments that investigated 59 children's ability to estimate distances from a map. In Experiment 1, totally blind children, children with residual vision, and sighted children were given a map showing the position of three objects on a path, two of which were present on the actual path. The children were asked to use the map to work out the position of the third object. The visually impaired children performed less well than did the sighted children, and an analysis of the children's strategies indicated that the majority of visually impaired children did not know an effective way to work out distances from the map. In Experiment 2, the visually impaired children were given a brief training in how to calculate distances from a map and then they were retested. After training, the children's performance improved. Journal Of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 91 (2), 163-174
Technology Manufacturer's Links N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Accessible Books, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Internet and Accessibility, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Producing Nemeth Code, 
Products, 
Resources, 
Tactile Graphics
website Report a problem!
Description: Links to major manufacturers of technology for the visually impaired consumer.
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)
Texas SenseAbilities Newsletter and See/Hear Archives N/A Arts, 
Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Self Determination, 
Social Interaction, 
Social Studies, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Communication, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support, 
Resources
article/periodical Report a problem!
Description: Publication for instuctors and families of visually impaired children including those with deafblindness and multiple disabilities. It contains current and relevant information for various topics from school to community to home. (Downloadable)
Texas State Library - Talking Book Program  N/A Arts, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
MIVI, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
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 Arts, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
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 Bookstore at the American Foundation for the Blind (Cost) N/A Assessment, 
Career Education and Transition, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Deafblind, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Independent Living, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Instructional Aids/Materials, 
Instructional Development, 
Instructional Planning, 
Instructional Strategies, 
Instructional Support, 
Professional Books
website Report a problem!
Description: This website provides AFB's most current on-line catalog.
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.  It begins with uncontracted braille then advances to contracted braille.
The Braille Enthusiast's Dictionary (Cost) A. J. Koenig & 
M. C. Holbrook
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Braille Dictionaries/Reference Guides, 
Instructional Aids/Materials
book Report a problem!
Description: This is a comprehensive, easy to use reference for those who work in any capacity with braille.
The Braille SuperStore N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Braille/Print Books, 
Low Vision Devices, 
Toys
website Report a problem!
Description: A virtual bookstore that contains 1000's of braille titles. Also, it sells various low vision and blind related products.
The Braille Trail Parent/Teacher Guide (Cost) F. M. D'Andrea & 
A. Swenson
Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources
kit Report a problem!
Description: This books offers students, parents, and teachers, a delightful and fascinating introduction to braille. It is designed to teach sighted children about braille and to encourage literacy among all children.
The Bridge to Braille (Cost)  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.
The Mangold Developmental Program of Tactile Perception and Braille Letter Recognition (Cost) S. Mangold Compensatory/Access, 
Sensory Efficiency
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.  It is also available in electronic version to be used on the Tactual Talking Tablet (TTT) or SAL2.
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, 
O&M, 
Social Studies, 
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 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 low vision students attain reading skills.
Understanding Braille Literacy (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Education the General Public, 
Family Resources, 
Resources
video Report a problem!
Description: This video provides an overview of a successful braille literacy program.  Good for use with general education teachers, administrators and parents
Understanding Low Vision (Cost) R. Jose (Ed.) Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources, 
Self Determination, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Low Vision, 
Low Vision Specialists, 
Teaching Advanced Mathematics
website Report a problem!
Description: A thorough compilation of information regarding the education and rehabilitation of those with low vision.
Using Readers C. Castellano Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Auditory Skills 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.
VI & O&M Mentor Program N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Professional Resources, 
Sensory Efficiency
Resources book Report a problem!
Description: Description of program established to mentor TVIs and COMS with less than three years of experience. (Texas teachers only)
VI Guide N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Professional Resources
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Instructional Support, 
Technology
book Report a problem!
Description: A website providing links to resources about visual impairments for parents and teachers.
VI Tech Share- To Help Share Technology Devices and Web Links Blog Created by Vision Teachers in Rural West TX Arts, 
Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Science, 
Social Interaction, 
Technology, 
Vision and Visual Impairments
Accessible Books, 
Active Learning, 
Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students, 
Activities for High School Students, 
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Arts and Crafts, 
Audio Books, 
Basic Information, 
Beginning Reading, 
Caseload Analysis, 
Cortical Visual Impairment, 
Early Childhood Intervention, 
Early Intervention, 
Elementary, 
Emergent Literacy Skills, 
Eye Anatomy and Function, 
Eye Conditions and Diseases, 
Family Resources, 
Games, 
General Information, 
Goal Setting and Attainment, 
IEP, 
IEP Prep, 
Inservice for Teachers and Administrators, 
Instructional Planning, 
Music, 
Parent Resources, 
Play, 
Positioning, 
Recreational Reading, 
Syndromes/Diseases, 
Tactual Related, 
Tactual Sensitivities, 
Technology, 
Toys, 
Training and Tutorials
website Report a problem!
Description: Resources for Babies;Resources for Literacy; Curriculum for Alternative Teaching;Tactual Books;CVI;VI Resources; Resources for VI Teachers; Goals and Objectives;Helpful sites about Eyes;Home made toy resources and play; Visual Perception;AT;Switch Use;Math;Social Stories;Link Share;Books - digital,CDs,audible;Adapted Books;Screen Readers;Text Readers;Games/Movies;word prediction software;Braille;O & M;Modules/Webcasts for VI Trainings.
ViA (Visually Impaired Apps) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Early Childhood, 
Family Resources, 
Math, 
MIVI, 
O&M, 
Professional Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure, 
Sensory Efficiency, 
Technology
Reference, 
Resources
mobile or tablet app Report a problem!
Description: A fully accessible app for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. ViA has been designed to help identify apps that are useful for adults and children who are blind or have low vision, including those with additional disabilities. Users can easily sort through the apps in the App Store and locate those that were built specifically for, or provide functionality to the user with a visual impairment."
View Plus Technologies (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Math, 
Science, 
Technology
Adaptive Tools/Technology, 
Producing Nemeth Code, 
Tactile Graphics, 
Technology
website Report a problem!
Description: This company sells the Tiger Printer which produces high-resolution tactual graphics and braille. It also sells the Accessible Graphing Calculator.
Where to Find Braille Books for Children M. Garber Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources, 
Recreation and Leisure
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.
Widgit (Writing With Symbols) Software (Cost) N/A Compensatory/Access, 
MIVI, 
Technology
Communication, 
Products
website Report a problem!
Description: This software, Writing with Symbols, provides pictures and a word processor for those who have trouble using text only.
Word Playhouse (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 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.
www.brailleSC.org N/A Compensatory/Access, 
Family Resources
Beginning Reading, 
Braille Literacy for the Sighted, 
Braille Writing, 
Braille/Print Books, 
Education the General Public, 
Pre-Braille
website Report a problem!
Description: A fun and totally accessible website for students, family and educators promoting braille literacy and its usage in everyday life.