#HereToHelp Resources for Families and Caregivers

Supporting Skills for Access and Participation

The following resources, designed for educators and families, provide support to create accessible learning environments, as well as a variety of academic supports for those with learning differences.

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults courses Discover free, online training modules from the Hellen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults.
Paths to Literacy - ExCEL Virtual Expanded Core Education Learning Academy for Students with Visual Impairments Explore daily lessons for students with visual impairments from Paths to Literacy, American Printing House for the Blind, and CalState University.
Cane Songs The Perkins School for the Blind explores using a song's rhythm and the words to help motivate students.
OCDEB facebook page The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education shares activities for learning for visual impairments, hard of hearing, and deafblind.
Working Together to Support Students with Visual Impairments to Access Curriculum The Perkins School for the Blind offers ideas on how to connect students and their families to volunteers who want to provide support during this time of need.
Coffee Hour with TSBVI Join the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for a coffee hour to help everyone with online learning.
Dice Games Didax offers free activity books for families to play together. The games are suitable for grades K-8, and easily adaptable for visually impaired students, that cover a wide variety of math topics.
CVI Friendly Stories Check out this collection of Cortial Visual Impairment (CVI) friendly preschool stories.
Aira Aira is an app-based service that connects blind and low-vision people to highly trained, remotely-located agents. Through the end of May 2020, Aira is offering free access to any college student.
Freedom Scientific: Jaws, ZoomText, Fusion Working from home until the end of June? Check out free access to Jaws, ZoomText, and Fusion.
At Home with APH Check out these fun activities and virtual educational opportunities for learners of all ages from the American Printing House for the Blind.
MathTrax MaxTrax is offering a free NASA-developed graphing tool for middle school and high school students who are blind or have visual impairments.
Take Control of Your Online Learning: Tips for Deaf College Students Accommodations don’t stop because students are now learning remotely. Explore strategies to take control of your online learning and set yourself up for success.
Let the Games Begin: AAC Games the Whole Family Can Play Looking for fun games for the whole family? Check out these games that can be played with other AAC users over social media.
Assistive Technology That's Built into Mobile Devices This short article explores built-in accessibility features on Apple and Android devices for reading, writing, motor access, and attention access supports.
Distance Learning AT Supports Explore this crowd-sourced collection of FAQs and resources that support Assistive Technology (AT) users.