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Students with low vision may continue their learning using the suggested recommendations below.
Online Resources Available
Perkins; School for the Blind; eLearning Activities
This webpage has activities listed for students with visual impairments and their families to conduct at home. There are pages of activities that range from self-advocacy skills and self-help to academic lessons. Activities for the entire family are listed.
American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
Downloadable free Braille book library. A book is listed for each month dated back to December 2001.
Learning Ally Audiobooks
This Google Chrome app provides access to Learning Ally’s library of human-read audiobooks, offering an extensive selection of books students want and need to read, including bestsellers, classic literature, and textbooks. Now students have interactive learning tools geared to help them succeed, including highlighted text synced with the audio narration, speed control, bookmarking, highlighting, and note-taking. (Only for Google Chrome browser)
Perkins School for the Blind - Library
Perkins Library circulates more than a half-million accessible books, newspapers, and publications in braille, large print and digital audio formats annually to thousands. Students can access a wide variety of audiobooks.
Activities to Do at Home
- Practice scanning pages by doing i-spy activities with or without magnifiers.
- Practice typing at typingclub.com or https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr for 15 minutes a day.
- Listen to audiobooks or read for 15 minutes a day.