To access the curriculum, students who are Blind/Visually Impaired can benefit from developing their visual, tactual, and auditory skills. This may include learning how to use optical devices, hearing aids, or augmentative communication devices.


Teaching Students With Visual Impairments: Sensory Efficiency

Teaching Students With Visual Impairments provides an overview of sensory efficiency, including specific skills students can develop.

Perkins School for the Blind: Sensory Efficiency

Perkins provides an overview of sensory efficiency and how it affects a student’s transition to post-school life.


Getting to Know and Training in the Use of a Monocular Telescope

Perkins School for the Blind offers six videos on how to use a monocular telescope, which can magnify objects for students who have low vision.

Monocular and Magnifier Training Documents

Paths to Literacy for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired offers a set of documents for Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists to use when training students how to use monoculars and magnifiers.

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The ENVISION training program uses stories and activities to teach students to use optical devices. It covers skills such as tracing, tracking, and scanning, and includes enrichment activities and objectives for each lesson.

Listen and Think Auditory Readiness

Develop and improve students’ listening comprehension and thinking skills. This CD set covers basic listening skills, such as understanding placement (e.g., up and down), using the senses, comparing, and classifying.