Tips for English Teachers with Blind or Visually Impaired Students

In this video, Caitlyn provides ten tips for English teachers with blind or visually impaired students. These tips are primarily meant for elementary and high school English teachers, but some will apply to college classes as well. 1. Maintain communication with your blind student and/or their TVI, (teacher of the visually impaired). All blind studentsContinue reading “Tips for English Teachers with Blind or Visually Impaired Students”

The Pros and Cons of Being Blind in 2020

In this episode of the Challenge Solutions Podcast, Caitlyn, Cole, and Macy discuss the pros and cons of being blind in 2020 from murder hornets, to Covid, to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Be sure to stay tuned for the bloopers at the end!

Tips for Band Directors with Blind Students

Many blind students take an interest in music and participate in school band programs. In this video, Macy gives ten tips for band directors with blind students in their programs. The following text is a summary of the video. Tip 1: Have reasonable expectations for your blind student. Like sighted students, blind students differ inContinue reading “Tips for Band Directors with Blind Students”

Helping the Blind One at the Holiday Gathering

In this video, Caitlyn shares five tips for helping the blind one at the holiday gathering. Large gatherings can be somewhat overwhelming and difficult for blind people to navigate independently, so these are some ways you can help. 1. Include them in conversation. Blind people do not have the luxury of walking up to whoeverContinue reading “Helping the Blind One at the Holiday Gathering”

Christmas Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

In this video, Macy shares ten Christmas themed activities to do with blind or visually impaired children. These activities can be done as a family or with a group of friends. However, the blind or visually impaired child will most likely need a significant amount of one-on-one interaction, so be sure that they are fullyContinue reading “Christmas Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Children”

Gift Ideas for the Blind and Visually Impaired

You don’t necessarily have to go out of your way to find a blindness-specific gift for the blind or visually impaired person in your life. You can pretty much give blind people anything you would give a sighted person as long as it can be appreciated without vision. Blind people appreciate Amazon gift cards asContinue reading “Gift Ideas for the Blind and Visually Impaired”

Tips for Paraprofessionals with Blind and Visually Impaired Students

In this video, Macy gives ten tips for paraprofessionals working with blind and visually impaired students. The following list is a summary of the video. Note: The need for a classroom aid should be decided on a case-by-case basis. All blind students do not need a para pro, and each student who does need extraContinue reading “Tips for Paraprofessionals with Blind and Visually Impaired Students”

Submitting Assignments in Google Classroom for iOs

 In this video, Macy gives a tutorial on submitting assignments in Google Classroom for iOs and describes the various options for assignment submission. The following post lists the options for submitting in Classroom and when to use each. Drive: This option allows you to submit files from your Google Drive. You can submit any fileContinue reading “Submitting Assignments in Google Classroom for iOs”