Design of the educational environment in kindergarten for children with visual impairments

This booklet provides basic principles, examples and tips for shaping the educational space. The booklet was written based on the extensive knowledge and experience of the Eliah Kindergarten Team with children with visual impairment or blindness and is supported by a literature review that provides examples from around the world for designing kindergartens adapted for children with visual impairment or blindness.

To review and download the full booklet click here: The Educational Environment Design Booklet in kindergarten for children with visual impairments
The booklet will answer questions:

  • What is the work rationale that guides us in the Elia Rehabilitation Work With Children with Visual Impairment or Blindness.
  • Why it is important to develop a suitable educational environment for children with visual impairment or blindness.
  • Highlights and examples of building and developing a kindergarten environment for children with visual impairment or blindness:
    • Dividing the space and the garden space
    • Acoustic adaptation of the space
    • Lighting adjustments
    • Content Clipboard
    • Game corners
    • Play/work at a desk
    • Treatment room
    • Toilet and bathroom
    • Garden courtyard
    • An example of a meeting in the garden environment
  • A review of literature from around the world for designing a suitable kindergarten environment for children with visual impairment or blindness.
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