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High contrast for low vision.
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




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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Sensory Integration: Tactile Toys

Good toys that give strong tactile feedback for children with low vision, blindness, or sensory integration problems (i.e.. Autism or PDD) are crucial so that they can explore concepts through their hands, a necessary skill to learn. This Sensory Touch Board and Double Decker Dominoes invite children to explore matching textures. Presenting the tactile and visual clues together makes matching easier to learn.

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