Helpful Products & Toys

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There are several resources available that can help you locate the best products to help your blind or visually impaired child. In this section, we offer advice on the following: Crafts, and Gift Ideas for Children.

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Helpful Apps for Children Who are Blind or Low Vision 

This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)The digital world is ever-changing. New devices, software, operating system upgrades, and apps are emerging daily. Here is a list of apps for Android and Apple products that you or your child may find helpful in day-to-day activities.   Apps for completing schoolwork:  Notability:   Notability has the capability for note-taking, […]

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VoiceVista for Leisure Activities

This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)Incorporating Orientation and Mobility (O&M) technology in leisure activities can benefit students who are blind or low vision. It is the best of both worlds; the student integrates O&M concepts in an enjoyable activity. An excellent tool is found in an iPhone, which has the integrated VoiceOver screen reader in combination […]

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Presents and Toys for Young Children

This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)Finding gifts for children who are blind or have low vision might seem hard. But there are many accessible and enjoyable options out there, whether it’s for your child, grandchild, cousin, niece, or nephew. Choosing a Toy Look for multi-sensory toys for children with eye conditions. Choose ones […]

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Five iPhone Apps/Tools to Introduce to Your Child Who Is Blind or has Low Vision

This content is also available in: Español (Spanish) The iPhone offers Vision Accessibility and various apps. These help with reading printed text, understanding surroundings, enjoying audiobooks, and finding routes. While many app options exist, the following are well-known and may be worth exploring with your child. To reduce frustration, I recommend using them in natural […]

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