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Tactile Graphics

Tactile Graphics

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Anybody in the group a TSVI (Teacher of Students with Blindness and/or Visual Impairment)? Anybody teaching tactile graphics to elementary students??? Looking for knowledge and inspiration. Thanks!

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Carlos Raul Lopez Reatiga's picture
Carlos Raul Lopez Reatiga
A teacher of English at a public language center (CEIUAS-Culiacan)

Deedra,
I have a blind student and I feel I cannot help her learn, let me tell you why.
I, sometimes, design or modify the activities for her. The real problem is the time and the format, digital, I need lots of time to design or modify lessons for her. She, sometimes, tells me she cannot "see" (She uses the word see, no problem with that). Most of the activities have exercises with Flash (fill in the blanks, matching, drag and drop, click on the picture, etc.)
Another problem is when the lesson has lots of pictures, I do not know how to add sound to describe the images in order to help her "see" what the pictures are about.
I recently found a site in Spanish (http://www.cerebriti.com/) but even though I choose the "autoplay" option, it doesn't work. She is unable to find the button to make the picture "talk".
I would like to know how to better help blind students. Have pictures "talk" for them.
Warm regards!

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