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”

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”

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”

Tips for Science Teachers with Blind or Visually Impaired Students

In this video, Caitlyn provides ten tips for science teachers with blind or visually impaired students. Below, you will find a written list of the tips along with links to the resources mentioned in the video. 1. Maintain constant communication with your student and their TVI, (teacher of the visually impaired). Try to get yourContinue reading “Tips for Science Teachers with Blind or Visually Impaired Students”

Tips for Math Teachers with Blind or Visually Impaired Students

In this video, Caitlyn shares ten tips for math teachers with blind or visually impaired students. These tips are primarily directed at elementary and high school math teachers, but some can be applied to college professors as well. Below, you will find a written summary of the tips. 1. Be descriptive. Make sure that yourContinue reading “Tips for Math Teachers with Blind or Visually Impaired Students”

General Guidelines For Making Online Classes Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Students

1. Maintain a consistent layout for the online course. Screen reader users tend to memorize the layout of websites they visit often. It is difficult for blind and visually impaired students to quickly scan webpages for newly added content, so it is important that new information is consistently posted to the same location within theContinue reading “General Guidelines For Making Online Classes Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Students”