Literacy Experiences for Students with Visual Impairments

October 4th, 1-4pm
Kentucky Suite

Early environmental exposure to words and letters is essential in foundational literacy. The universally designed tools and instructional strategies presented in this pre-conference will demonstrate ways to use movement and play to engage students in a multi-sensory approach to literacy. In addition, relevant APH classic products will be showcased giving attendees the chance to ponder new ways these materials can be used to enhance tactile literacy development.


  • Participants will be able to explain the importance of multi-sensory strategies in teaching literacy to early learners who are blind or have low vision.
  • Participants will be able to describe at least three universally designed materials and how they can be used to support literacy instruction.
  • Participants will actively explore classic APH products and work in groups to create new activities that promote tactile skill development and support early literacy.

Sample Accessible UDL Lesson Plan Template

Session Handouts

Additional Resources for UDL Lesson Plans:

Which of the following products are you familiar with?
Select all that apply.

  • Moving Ahead with Literacy Books
  • Reach and Match
  • Hop-A-Dot
  • Tactile Town
  • Picture Maker
  • Tactile Treasures
  • Setting the Stage for Tactile Understanding
  • Web Chase
  • Games of Squares
  • Flip-Over Concept Books
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