Reading Strategies for Students Who Are Visually Impaired

Reading Time: < 1 minute

This resource is a teacher’s guide to reading strategies for students who are visually impaired. Guidance on the three types of media students will encounter: (1) Paper Strategies which include: regular print, enlargement of small amounts of text, large print text, handheld magnification, video magnification and paper, Braille; (2) E-Text Strategies which include: plain e-text with no enhancements, tracking support, changing text or background colors, magnification of text or entire screen, auditory supports, and refreshable Braille; and (3) Auditory Strategies which include: using a live reader, books on tape, CDs, and MP3 players. Recommended by WestEd.