2020 Start Small Dream Big Project: Caring for people with Visual Impairment
MY World @ Ang Mo Kio Central engaged iC2 PrepHouse to be part of this year’s SSDB. The project aimed to create awareness about visual impairment and ways to care for these individuals within the sighted community. My World invited Assistant Vision Teacher Amanda to share her expertise on visual impairments with the 5-year-olds. Unfortunately, iC2 PrepHouse had to scrap this idea due to the unforeseen COVID pandemic. She continued working alongside the class teacher, Yu Jie, to design activities centred on visual impairment. These sessions included a blindfold maze, using simulated glass to experience different eye conditions, forming words using braille letters, and playing braille twister. Additional resources were provided like a tactile storybook and braille name cards to supplement the children’s learning experience.
MY World @ Ang Mo Kio Central invited Amanda and Assistant Vision Teacher Alyssa for a Zoom meeting with the class to address some of their questions. Teacher Amanda also took the opportunity to demonstrate how to use a Perkins Brailler and the white cane.
We want to thank MY World @ Ang Mo Kio Central for allowing iC2 PrepHouse to be part of this partnership!
Below are some links about the project:
- What is Visual Impairment? – Start Small Dream Big
- Types of Visual Impairment – Start Small Dream Big
- Textured Paint – Start Small Dream Big
- All about Braille – Start Small Dream Big
- Visual Aids and Accessibility Features for the Visually-Impaired in the Community – Start Small Dream Big
- Zoom Interview with iC2 PrepHouse – Start Small Dream Big