Subject Specific Curriculum Resources
Here you will find resources which relate to the teaching of the national curriculum subjects including hints and tips on how to support the delivery of these subjects to children and young people with a vision impairment.
Use of resources in practice
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Art and Design
- ICEVI - Mathematics Made Easy (External). YouTube channel of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI), with 30 instructional mathematics videos. Created for teacher training institutes, educators and families who support students with vision impairment to successfully participate and achieve in mathematics at primary and secondary school.
- Perkins School for the Blind: Math Games and Activities for Students with Visual Impairments (External). US school providing a wide range of eLearning resources. Math games for parents to play at home with their students.
- RNIB: Making Maths Add Up (External). How vision friendly are your maths resources to a child who can't see a whole calculation or read a question in one glance? These simple steps can make maths calculations more accessible.
- Perkins School for the Blind: Paths to Technology Lesson Library (External). US school hosting a multitude of lessons covering a variety of subjects and topics including maths and numeracy, appropriate for students with visual impairments ranging from preschool to college.
- Paths to literacy: Addition Book for Braille Readers (External). This US website has a range of resources on teaching students with VI. Article on creating numeracy based books. This article features an addition book to motivate a child who is deafblind, but the approach would still be as appropriate for a child with vision impairment.
- Paths to Literacy: Functional Number Line for Students with CVI (External). This US website has a range of resources on teaching students with VI. Article on how to create a number line suitable for a child with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI). This is a practical suggestion and would be suitable for other children with vision impairment also.
- Paths to Literacy: Recognising and Extending Shapes with Patterns (External). This US website has a range of resources on teaching students with VI. Article on a homemade resource to support understanding and recognition of shapes and patterns.
- Paths to Literacy: Tactile Hundreds Chart with Braille (External) This US website has a range of resources on teaching students with VI. Useful resource for making a tactile hundreds chart.
- Perkins School for the Blind: Accessible Science (External). US school hosting ideas and resources related to accessible science.
- Perkins School for the Blind: Accessible Time Tracking (External). US school offering suggestions for how a student can track time in a science activity and which tools are the most accessible.
- RNIB: Teaching science to students with vision impairment (External). Article about teaching science to students with vision impairments. The article includes key tips, teaching principles, presenting information, resources and equipment, safety in the science lab and assessment.
- Teaching Students with Visual Impairment: Science Adaptations for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired (External). US web resource by Carmen Willings to help teach students with vision impairment. This page includes resources to help teach science.