[Art_beyond_sight_educators] photography, Path to Literacy website, kits, space camp
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Fri Nov 9 09:06:04 UTC 2012
Lions Teach Photography to Visually Impaired Students
Students at the Washington State School for the Blind attended a free
photography class funded by the Vancouver Lions Club.
Visually impaired student gets chance to attend space camp
Read more here:
Indian Photographer Teaches Visually Impaired To Click
Bangalore: Who would imagine a visually impaired person could take a photo?
SMK St Francis Produces Tactile Books, Braille To Benefit Visually
Kota Kinabalu: SMK St Francis Convent has produced 55 tactile books and
Braille story books to benefit the visualy impaired.
The book production is one of the workshop's activities held in
conjunction with the 1Malaysia Reading Camp 2012, said Director of Sabah
State Library (PNS), Wong Vui Yin during his keynote address at SMK St
Francis Convent here, yesterday.
The speech was read by Senior Deputy Director, Maria Sinti at the
closing ceremony of the 1Malaysia Reading Camp 2012 that jointly
organized by SMK St Francis Convent and Sabah state library.
From Paths to Literacy website - This website is the result of a joint
project between Perkins School for the Blind
<http://www.perkins.org/>and Texas School for the Blind and Visually
Let Me See: Tactile Book Kits for Our Youngest Readers
Braille books are often inaccessible to our youngest readers who are
blind or visually impaired. Without access to illustrations in early
board books, early literacy experiences may not be meaningful to
preschool children. Veteran preschool teacher Bobette Enderson created
Tactile Book Kits to help parents and teachers to create tactile
representations of some preferred early childhood books, including /The
Very Busy Spider/; /Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?/; and
/Goodnight Moon./ Adding tactile representations to the illustrations
helps to engage 3-5 year olds in the learning process, while also
engaging them in the learning process.
These kits include all of the tactile materials needed to adapt the
book, as well as a sheet of directions.
Counting in Tactile Journals
Tactile journals are a way for students who are blind or visually
impaired, including those with additional disabilities, to describe
their experiences. They provide an opportunity for students to work on
communication and self-expression in written or verbal form, in addition
to the tactual representations. In addition, they can be a tangible way
for students to practice counting skills and number concepts, as shown
on the pages here.
Let Me See tactile book kits
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