Shopping for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Shopping for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Don’t let them miss out on holiday fun.

If your holiday list includes kids or adults who are blind or visually impaired, it can be hard to find appropriate gifts.

New York State’s Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) is ready to help.

CABVI Rehabilitation Employment Supervisor Laura Yakey recently shared some suggestions with Spectrum News: “Tactile games in braille like Sorry, large print cards, bingo, Connect Four, audible balls that make noise for kids to play outside,” she recommends.

“Think of all the adaptive equipment and games and activities available to them so they can enjoy the holidays just like everybody else.”

​If you’re interested in buying games or toys, CABVI suggests Connect Four for patterning, tracking and scanning; Tic-Tac-Toe for tracking, scanning, and matching; magnetic balls, and glow worms.

Amazon has a list of appropriate gifts for blind and visually impaired kids that you can find here.

​And CABVI has its own online catalog of gifts for all ages here.

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