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Cortical Visual Impairment and Rikki The Rooster
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




Ricki the Rooster is one of the most popular switch adapted toys. His bright colours make him easier for a child with a cortical visual impairment to see. To help even more try putting Rikki down on a dark carpet, towel, or tablecloth. The contrast makes his colours really pop out!
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High contrast for low vision.

High visual contrast helps children with low vision or cortical blindness find and visually track toys. Use backgrounds to create contrast. Three tablecloths (black, white, yellow) and a bright light will help almost any toy to visually pop out! Spread a black cloth on the floor and shine a light on it. Now send the Musical Turtle on a trek across the cloth. It is so much easier to track now! Pick the appropriate colour background for each new toy, and turn up the contrast!

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