Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness

Light Box

Some students with deafblindness have a cortical visual impairment (CVI) and would benefit greatly from the use of a light box. The light box helps to stimulate the visual pathway and can be used in a variety of ways with students who have varying levels of visual development. Talk with your qualified Teacher for Students with Visual Impairments to see if using a light box would be beneficial for the student you support. The following resources may be helpful in starting your light box program. 


Light Box Storytime with Dr. Adam Wilton from PRCVI - American Printing House for the Blind (APH)


50 Ways to Use a Light Box

Michelle Clyne, Project Coordinator for Illinois Deaf-Blind Services This handout is found on both the website for the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (see above link) and at Enabling Devices


Using the APH Light Box

Carmen Willings (June 6, 2019) takes the reader through the APH Light Box with procedures and ideas for developing eye-hand coordination and drawing attention for learning. Willings also gives practical suggestions for using homemade materials to encourage learning. 


Next Generation 3D Cube Lightbox

PRCVI turned a garden decoration/accessory into a light box with a number of ideas for motivating students! This non-traditional light box might be a fun and educational tool for learning with your student! Be sure to check it out. 


iPad App: Sensory Light Box
This app uses abstract animation and sound to introduce basic touch skills and awareness.