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”

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”

Halloween Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

In this video, Macy gives some examples of Halloween activities that blind and visually impaired children can enjoy with parents, teachers, and friends. Below is a list of these activities.  Carving or Painting Pumpkins: If your child is young, you can do all the carving and let them scoop out the inside of the pumpkinContinue reading “Halloween Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Children”

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”