Early Years – Literacy

Books that positively represent vision impairment

It is helpful for children to read  and listen to stories where they can connect with characters that also have a vision impairment and represent VI in a positive way.

Image from the book ‘Imogen and her Magic Cane’, a story created through a competition run by VICTA and Access 2 Books.

Find out more about the book on the Access 2 Books website below.

Visual impairment in books

The BookTrust have created a list of books featuring characters who are blind or visually impaired, as well as books which include characters with glasses and/or eye patches in a natural and positive way.

25+ Children’s Books Featuring Visually Impaired Characters

This article on wonderbaby.org collects together 25+ picture books, chapter books and young adult novels with visually impaired characters.

Scruffy the Uffy
book series

Braille and large print books for children who are visually impaired featuring Scruffy, who “wears cool black glasses, blue trousers, a bright yellow top, and walks around with a rainbow cane because he cannot see very well because he is visually impaired.”

Imogen and her magic cane

Written by Imogen herself, a winner of a children’s writing competition run by Access 2 Books and VICTA.

Book suggestions on Paths to Literacy

Discover different book suggestions on the Paths to Literacy website.

Austin’s Amazing Adventures

We interviewed Dave Steele, AKA the Blind Poet about his book for children.

Keep exploring…